BLACK HILLS & BADLANDS
Horses photo: travelsouthdakota.com
Unpack Once • Mt. Rushmore • Crazy Horse Memorial • Devil's Tower • The Badlands • 1880 Train

7 Days - Tour Dates: July 13 - 19, 2022
10 Meals Included


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Activity Level:

Activity Level 3: Moderately Active Pace - Active walking daily, some hiking, uneven terrain, hills, and steps. Less rest options available. Active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, and significant travel times possible.

Price Per Person:

$3099.00 Double Occupancy
$3069.00 Triple Occupancy
$3929.00 Single Occupancy

Cash Early Booking Discount
SAVE $100 - First 1-10 Clients
SAVE $75 - 11-20 Clients
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Single Supplement Discount
The first TWO Singles to book, SAVE 50% off the Single Supplement

Prices include airfare from SAN/LAX. Please call or refer to our catalog for prices from your home city.

Tour Highlights:

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Round Trip Home Pick-up*
  • Round Trip Airfare
  • 10 Meals: 6-Breakfasts, 4-Dinners
  • Dine at K-Bar S Ranch and State Game Lodge
  • UNPACK ONCE in Rapid City
  • Mt. Rushmore day and illuminated at night
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Custer State Park buffalo jeep safari
  • Devil's Tower National Monument
  • Historic Deadwood & scenic Black Hills
  • The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs
  • Badlands National Park
  • Fort Hays Dances with Wolves movie set + Chuckwagon Supper & Cowboy Show
  • 1880 Steam Train + The Journey Museum
  • Black Hills Gold Factory
  • Deluxe Motorcoach with Restroom
  • AFC Tour Manager Clinton Scott (Aug 2021)
  • Hotel Transfers & Baggage at Hotel

Daily Itinerary:

Day 1 - Wednesday, 7/13/2022 - Arrive in Rapid City
Today arrive in Rapid City, South Dakota. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your traveling companions. - Dinner
Day 2 - Thursday, 7/14/2022 - Mt. Rushmore / Crazy Horse
This morning visit Mt. Rushmore (altitude 5,200') featuring the awesome sculptures of Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln. Each face is 60 feet high and is carved into the rugged granite mountainside with intricate perfection. Continue onto the Crazy Horse Memorial, still in progress. View the giant mountainside sculpture of the famous Chief astride his pony. This afternoon visit Custer State Park famous as a wildlife preserve featuring a herd of 1,500 free roaming buffalo. Experience a thrilling Buffalo Jeep Safari in search of some of the herd.  Enjoy dinner at the famous State Game Lodge, built in1920 and listed on the national register of historic places with past guests including Presidents Coolidge and Eisenhower. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 3 - Friday, 7/15/2022 - Devil's Tower / Deadwood
Journey west into Wyoming to visit Devil’s Tower National Monument. View the 867 foot monolith,  then return east into South Dakota to visit historic Deadwood, the 1876 rough and tumble gold camp and gambling town where Wild West legends were made like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock. The entire city is a national historic landmark and features an incredibly preserved Main Street. Later drive through beautiful Spearfish Canyon, a scenic drive in the Black Hills. - Breakfast
Day 4 - Saturday, 7/16/2022 - Mammoth Site
This morning visit one of Rapid City’s finest attractions, the city-owned $12 million The Journey Museum which traces the geology of the Black Hills and tells the story of the people who inhabited these lands.  The Journey features four museums including the Sioux Indian Museum. This afternoon travel to The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, the greatest concentration of mammoth remains in the world. As of 2016, the remains of 61 mammoths, including 58 North American Columbian and 3 woolly mammoths had been recovered. Mammoth bones were found at the site in 1974, and a museum and building enclosing the site were established. The museum now contains an extensive collection of mammoth remains.  Return to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your own pace. - Breakfast
Day 5 - Sunday, 7/17/2022 - Badlands / Fort Hays
Today visit and drive through Badlands National Park, located between the White and Cheyenne Rivers. See spectacular examples of weathering, erosion, fantastic ridges, cliffs and canyons of variegated color. Later explore the unusual and well-known Wall Drug Store, famous for its “Free Ice Water”. This afternoon visit the Fort Hays Dances with Wolves Movie Set to see some of the original buildings used in the Oscar winning film. Later at the same location enjoy a fun filled Chuckwagon Supper & Cowboy Show. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 6 - Monday, 7/18/2022 - 1880 Steam Train / Mt. Rushmore at Night
Coach to Hill City to explore Main Street and board the 1880 Train, an authentic narrow gauge railroad dating back to the Black Hills Gold Rush. Then visit one of Rapid City’s newest attractions, The Journey Museum. Trace the geology of the Black Hills and learn the story of the people who inhabited these lands. Then stop at a Black Hills Gold Factory. Tonight’s special Farewell Dinner is at K-Bar S Ranch nestled in the beautiful Black Hills. Tonight, experience Mt. Rushmore at Night to see this American treasure illuminated in a whole new light. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 7 - Tuesday, 7/19/2022 - Fly Home
Transfer to the Rapid City airport and fly home.

Note: This tour involves high altitude. Please check with your doctor, if you have any health conditions affected by high altitude. - Breakfast

Additional Tour Information:

FEATURED HOTEL
  • Rapid City (6 nights) - Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza
Alternate hotel may be used

*Please see Terms & Conditions