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Tour Overview

Discover the spirit of the American West and come to know the legends of the past. Discover the stories of the Lakota and Sioux through a Native American chronicler. See Crazy Horse Memorial, the world’s largest mountain sculpture still in progress. Visit iconic Mt. Rushmore. Journey through the natural beauty of Badlands National Park and stop to browse at Wall Drug. Explore historic Deadwood, the former home of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Choose how you delve into the local history, with a tour of the Adams House in Deadwood or at the exhibit Tatanka: Story of the Bison. Travel the backcountry of Custer State Park on a Jeep safari. Marvel at Devils Tower, the country’s first National Monument. Rapid City is your gateway into wild landscapes and historical landmarks.

Highlights

  • iconVisit epic Mount Rushmore.
  • iconTravel to the otherworldly Badlands National Park.
  • iconEnjoy time to explore at the lofty Devils Tower.
  • iconSearch for buffalo and other wildlife in Custer State Park on an exciting off-road Jeep safari.
  • iconExplore Deadwood, a National Historic Landmark that pays tribute to the ways of the Wild West.
  • iconStroll past 150 years of American history on the Presidential Trail.
  • iconDelight in local flavors during a Western dinner show.

Places You'll See

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icon Day 1 : Rapid City, South Dakota - Tour Begins

Location: Rapid City, SD

Accommodation: Residence Inn Marriott

Meals: Dinner

Welcome to the West. Your tour opens in Rapid City, long known as the gateway to the Black Hills. Tonight, you and your fellow travelers gather for a welcome dinner featuring a Native American chronicler who shares stories about the Lakota and Sioux way of life.

icon Day 2 : Rapid City - Crazy Horse - Mt. Rushmore - Rapid City

Location: Rapid City, SD

Accommodation: Residence Inn Marriott

Meals: Breakfast

Learn the history of enterprising Westerners at the Chapel in the Hills. Visit Crazy Horse Memorial and delve into the story of the largest, still-in-progress mountain sculpture. Visit the Indian Museum of North America, the Native American Cultural Center, the sculptor’s studio, orientation center and theaters. Continue to Mount Rushmore. Spend time with the epic figures of Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln as you stroll along the Presidential Trail, offering the closest view of this iconic sculpture. This evening, return to Mount Rushmore for the nighttime lighting ceremony.*

icon Day 3 : Rapid City - Badlands - Wall - Rapid City

Location: Rapid City, SD

Accommodation: Residence Inn Marriott

Meals: Breakfast

Embrace the allure of wide-open spaces and explore the larger-than-life Badlands National Park. At the visitor center, the stage is set for your adventure, with informative exhibits, displays and video to introduce you to the area. Travel the Badlands Loop Road, home to vibrant colors and rock formations created by mineral deposits. Visit the legendary Wall Drug, a store barely changed since 1936. Do a little browsing, have a seat at the soda fountain, and perhaps grab a bite for lunch.

icon Day 4 : Rapid City - Deadwood - Rapid City

Location: Rapid City, SD

Accommodation: Residence Inn Marriott

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Get ready for Deadwood, where gold, gambling, and gunpowder were once the order of the day. This National Historic Landmark comes alive as if you’ve stepped onto the set of an old-fashioned Western. A local guide shows you to the city, including where Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane are buried. Enjoy free time before it’s your choice! Take a guided tour of the Adams House, dedicated to preserving Deadwood’s history -OR- visit Kevin Costner’s Tatanka: Story of the Bison, sculptures depicting the relationship between bison and the Lakota. This evening, enjoy a dinner and Western show at the High Plains Heritage Center.

icon Day 5 : Rapid City - Custer - Rapid City

Location: Rapid City, SD

Accommodation: Residence Inn Marriott

Meals: Breakfast

Head to Custer State Park and keep your eyes peeled for bighorn sheep or wandering elk. Take in the lush landscape, rocky outcrops, and grazing animals as you make your way through South Dakota’s first state park. Venture off road with an exciting Buffalo Safari, cruising deep into the park in an open-air jeep and searching for herds of roaming buffalo.

icon Day 6 : Rapid City - Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming - Rapid City

Location: Rapid City, SD

Accommodation: Residence Inn Marriott

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Get your bearings at the Geographic Center of the Nation, marking the middle of the US. Cross into Wyoming and view the first national monument - Devils Tower. Stand in awe before this lofty monolith, perhaps hiking the 1.3 mile Tower Trail around the base. Although famous as the backdrop in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the tower is also sacred to many local tribes. This evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner as the end of your South Dakota adventure draws near.

icon Day 7 : Rapid City - Tour Ends

Location: Rapid City, SD

Meals: Breakfast

Say goodbye to Rapid City as your tour comes to a close today.

Experiences

  • Search for buffalo and other wildlife in Custer State Park on an exciting off-road Jeep safari.
  • Stroll past 150 years of American history on the Presidential Trail.
  • Enjoy time to explore at the lofty Devils Tower.

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