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Mount Rushmore, Black Hills and Badlands: An Active Discovery

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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Thomas from Stroudsburg, PA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/10/14 - 09/16/14
This is an excellent program. Do it!

Kathleen from Virginia Beach, VA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/21/14 - 05/27/14
Great program! Tim Raben is so knowledgeable of the area and makes everyday a true exciting adventure. Loved all of the activities especially the horseback ride. The speakers provided great information of the history, native culture, and geological creation of the Black Hills and surrounding areas. A Must Take Trip!!!

Nancy from Houston, TX Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/21/14 - 05/27/14
Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills, and Badlands trip was fantastic! This is a trip with a variety of activities, and a great leader, Tim Raben, who made each day informative and exciting. Put it on your list!

William from Saint Charles, MO Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/04/14 - 06/10/14
This outing was in a word : OUTSTANDING! Our guide, Timothy, was flawless in his delivery of location details. I not sure where you found our tour guide Timothy, but my suggestion would be to clone him. He absolutely is fantastic. Regards, Bugler Bill -:)

Diane from Ellicott City, MD Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 06/04/14 - 06/10/14
What a great program! Enjoyed the once a year opportunity to hike onto Crazy Horse's arm (even in the rain). The scenery was spectacular and the activities varied and fun. We saw loads of wildlife--particularly the herd of buffalo--up close. Tim, our leader, made sure we had a wonderful time.

Cindy from Los Gatos, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/04/14 - 06/10/14
Just returned from the program that included the Volksmarch to Crazy Horse. This was a thoroughly enjoyable trio that included many interesting activities and experiences. I has no idea the Black Hills of South Dakota were so beautiful and had so much to offer. It reminded me of my beloved California Sierras and I only wish we had as beautiful a bike trail as their Michelson trail.

Carolynn from Irvine, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/28/13
This program was fantastically amazing! It included it all - Educational talks, sightseeing, walking, hiking, biking, horse-riding AND a buffalo roundup!

Vicki from San Luis Obispo, CA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/28/13
This was an interesting, informational, fun, and varied program. I especially enjoyed the physical activities.

Eva from Anaheim, CA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 05/26/13 - 06/01/13
This Road Scholar trip was everything I had hoped for and more. The landscape is fabulous, the tour guide a joy to be with, and the physical activity kept the heart pumping.

Margaret from Chapel Hill, NC Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 05/26/13 - 06/01/13
This was one of the best Road Scholar/Elderhostel experiences I've had. The location was perfect, the activities highly enjoyable, and the accommodations excellent. Best of all, I made many new friends and feel inspired to book another adventure ASAP!

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6 nights of accommodations
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