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MOUNT RUSHMORE, SOUTH DAKOTA

Mount Rushmore, Black Hills and Badlands: Vanishing Trails

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Program #13160RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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The land now shadowed by Mount Rushmore was, up until the 1870s, called the "last great unknown." Enrich your understanding of American growth in this vast wilderness as you immerse yourself in the discovery of Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Badlands National Park and Deadwood. Study the lives of gold seekers and sod busters, and discover the Old West before a handful of presidents made it famous.


Highlights

• Field trips get you up close to Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer State Park’s bison and begging burros.
• Experience Deadwood and its colorful history — Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickok and The Homestake Gold Mine.
• Ride a historic 1880 steam engine train to explore the beautiful back country of the Black Hills.

Activity Notes

Walking indoors and out along groomed paths up to one mile with some stairs. Elevations between 4,300 and 5,200 feet.

Coordinated by Black Hills Educational Institute.


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Included
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6 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
1 Performances

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