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BEGINS IN: RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA

On the Road: Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and Other Gems of South Dakota and Wyoming

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Program #20297RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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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.
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Travel from the beautiful Black Hills of Western South Dakota to Wyoming’s parks and monuments on this exceptional adventure. Be mesmerized by natural and manmade wonders at Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park and the Mammoth Site in South Dakota. Experience the mystique of Devils Tower Monument, see Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, and take in the majesty of Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole.


Highlights

• At Mount Rushmore, learn how the mountain was carved by sculptor Gutzon Borglum.
• Experience the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyo., a 7-acre site valued at $143M.
• In Yellowstone National Park, explore the iconic Lake Hotel, the waterfalls at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and travel through Hayden Valley and hope to see herds of bison and other wildlife.

Program Notes

For a shorter version of this program, please see “On the Road: South Dakota’s Black Hills and Wyoming’s Yellowstone and Tetons” (#1932).

Activity Notes

Walking 1-2 miles a day. Getting in and out of motorcoach frequently.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Rapid City, S.D., 2 nights; Cody, Wyo., 1 night; Yellowstone National Park, 2 nights; Grand Teton National Park, 1 night; Casper, 1 night; Rapid City, departure.

Coordinated by South Dakota and Regional Traveling Studies.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
8 nights of accommodations
20 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners
29 Expert-led lectures
31 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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