The monuments and parks of America’s West are yours to behold on this classic one week adventure. Discover the timeless beauty of Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse National Monuments in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Visit Custer State Park and view the amazing sandstone buttes in the Badlands. Best of all, you’ll spend three nights in the historic gold rush town of Deadwood, filled with colorful saloons, mini gambling casinos and plenty of reminders of the "Old West."
Sept. 8 & 15
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Today jet to Rapid City, South Dakota - "The Mount Rushmore State." Enjoy three nights at the historic Hotel Alex Johnson located in beautiful downtown Rapid City.D
This morning, visit the Journey Museum where you’ll experience the history of Dakota as far back as 2.5 billion years. Later, you’ll venture into the Badlands, where rain and frost have carved the landscape into colorful spires and massive buttes. You’ll also visit the world’s largest drugstore, Wall Drug, located in the small town of Wall. Later, return to Rapid City after a day of scenic adventure.B
After breakfast, head south to the world’s largest mountain carving, Mount Rushmore National Memorial. You’ll learn about Gutzon Borglum and his 14-year project as you visit Rushmore’s Orientation Center, the sculptor’s studio and amphitheater. Next, visit the Crazy Horse memorial which, when completed, will ascend 563 feet. This evening, dine at the famous K-Bar-S Lodge nestled in the beautiful Black Hills before returning to your hotel.B, D
Today, drive through Custer State Park where buffalo and elk may be sighted. Explore Iron Mountain Road before heading for the tiny goldrush town of Deadwood. Enjoy three nights at the Hampton Inn and Casino located right on Deadwood’s Main Street. Tonight, enjoy dinner and try your luck at one of the many old fashioned casinos in this famous cowboy town.B, D
This morning, relive the rich history of Deadwood and nearby Mount Moriah Cemetery, where you’ll step back to the days of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Later experience Kevin Costner’s TaTanka: "Story of the Bison." Tonight dinner is on your own at your choice of the restaurants that lie on the Main Street of Deadwood.B
After breakfast at the hotel you will visit Devil’s Tower Monument. This famous 856-foot tower was filmed in the award winning movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Later, enjoy a farewell dinner.B, D
After breakfast, you’ll head for Rapid City where you’ll depart on your return flight home.B
Located in downtown Rapid City, the Hotel Alex Johnson boasts a historic and colorful past while providing modern day necessities for its guests. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this hotel opened in 1928 and has a blended style that honors both Native American and German heritages. You will stay for three nights in rooms with luxury pillow-top beds, 423 flat panel HDTVs, Pay-Per-View movies, refined bath amenities, his and hers robes, and high-speed wireless Internet. Several presidents, myriad celebrities and even a few spirits have stayed at this iconic landmark in the Black Hills - with its detailed craftsmanship and well-appointed amenities this is sure to be a memorable stay.
Paddy O'Neill's Irish Pub & Grill
Vertex Sky Bar
You will stay for three-nights at the 59-room Hampton Inn in Deadwood, South Dakota. A favorite with travelers and locals alike, this hotel is located inside the Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort so you're never far from the action. This spot serves as a great base for exploration with Custer State Park, Mount Moriah Cemetary, the Devil's Tower Monument and much more in the area surrounding your lodgings. Hotel amenities include a flat screen TV, cable with premium channels, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, hairdryer and high-speed wireless internet. Deadwood was named the "Coziest City in America" in 2015 based on the highest hotel comfort ratings in the country!
Tin Lizzie Casino