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South Dakota/Wyoming

On the Road: Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons

Program No. 20297RJ
Explore the iconic monuments and national parks of South Dakota and Wyoming. From Mount Rushmore to Old Faithful, from herds of bison to Mammoth Site — this adventure is big!
Length
10 days
Rating (4.87)
Activity Level
Starts at
3,449

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 30 - Jun 8, 2023
Starting at
3,449
Jun 6 - Jun 15, 2023
Starting at
4,099
Jun 8 - Jun 17, 2023
Starting at
3,449
Jun 13 - Jun 22, 2023
Starting at
4,099
Jul 11 - Jul 20, 2023
Starting at
4,099
Aug 14 - Aug 23, 2023
Starting at
4,099
Aug 21 - Aug 30, 2023
Starting at
3,449
Aug 25 - Sep 3, 2023
Starting at
3,449
Aug 31 - Sep 9, 2023
Starting at
4,099
Sep 5 - Sep 14, 2023
Starting at
3,449
Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2023
Starting at
4,099
Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2023
Starting at
3,449
Sep 14 - Sep 23, 2023
Starting at
3,449
May 30 - Jun 8, 2024
Starting at
4,299
Jun 4 - Jun 13, 2024
Starting at
3,699
Jun 11 - Jun 20, 2024
Starting at
4,299
Jun 24 - Jul 3, 2024
Starting at
4,299
Jul 16 - Jul 25, 2024
Starting at
4,299
Jul 23 - Aug 1, 2024
Starting at
3,699
Aug 13 - Aug 22, 2024
Starting at
4,299
Aug 20 - Aug 29, 2024
Starting at
3,699
Aug 27 - Sep 5, 2024
Starting at
4,299
Aug 29 - Sep 7, 2024
Starting at
3,699
Sep 3 - Sep 12, 2024
Starting at
4,299
Sep 5 - Sep 14, 2024
Starting at
3,699
Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2024
Starting at
4,299
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 30 - Jun 8, 2023
Starting at
4,629
Jun 6 - Jun 15, 2023
Starting at
5,289
Jun 8 - Jun 17, 2023
Starting at
4,629
Jun 13 - Jun 22, 2023
Starting at
5,289
Jul 11 - Jul 20, 2023
Starting at
5,289
Aug 14 - Aug 23, 2023
Starting at
5,289
Aug 21 - Aug 30, 2023
Starting at
4,629
Aug 25 - Sep 3, 2023
Starting at
4,629
Aug 31 - Sep 9, 2023
Starting at
5,289
Sep 5 - Sep 14, 2023
Starting at
4,629
Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2023
Starting at
5,289
Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2023
Starting at
4,629
Sep 14 - Sep 23, 2023
Starting at
4,629
May 30 - Jun 8, 2024
Starting at
5,569
Jun 4 - Jun 13, 2024
Starting at
4,959
Jun 11 - Jun 20, 2024
Starting at
5,569
Jun 24 - Jul 3, 2024
Starting at
5,569
Jul 16 - Jul 25, 2024
Starting at
5,569
Jul 23 - Aug 1, 2024
Starting at
4,959
Aug 13 - Aug 22, 2024
Starting at
5,569
Aug 20 - Aug 29, 2024
Starting at
4,959
Aug 27 - Sep 5, 2024
Starting at
5,569
Aug 29 - Sep 7, 2024
Starting at
4,959
Sep 3 - Sep 12, 2024
Starting at
5,569
Sep 5 - Sep 14, 2024
Starting at
4,959
Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2024
Starting at
5,569

At a Glance

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.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to 2 miles a day. Getting in/out of motor coach frequently. Elevations of 3,400-7,731 feet.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Learn how Mount Rushmore was carved at the mountain.
  • Experience the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyo., the oldest and most comprehensive museum of the American West.
  • View the waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park and look for herds of bison in Hayden Valley.

General Notes

Select dates are designated for small groups and are limited to 24 participants or less.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Roadside History of Yellowstone National Park
by Winfred Blevins
The "Roadside History' series charts a course to the present through carefully selected and thoroughly researched stories relating what we see today with what happened before. Through vivid anecdotes, old photographs, and maps, the "Roadside History" guides provide entertaining insight into the states and/or regions they describe. The history of Yellowstone Park is rich with tales of the diverse people who have visited this natural wonderland along with a "road log" approach that helps place modern travelers in the past.
Standing Witness: Devils Tower National Monument, A History
by Jeanne Rogers
The Carving of Mount Rushmore
by Rex Alan Smith
This work tells the story of the spectacular artistic and engineering project of carving the American presidents' portraits on Mount Rushmore. It describes how it was conceived and carried out. The author was brought up in sight of Mount Rushmore and witnessed the work in progress.
History of Grand Teton National Park
by Charles Craighead
The story of the people and culture that first shaped Jackson Hole is encompassed in this great guide. From American Indians to the first person to climb the Grand Teton, this guide has essentials you'll enjoy knowing. With historic photos and correlating map, you can't go wrong if you want to know about people and places in Grand Teton and Jackson Hole. Beautiful photos by nature photographer Henry Holdsworth.
Black Elk Speaks
by John Neihardt
This book gives the reader a good background of the Northern Plains Indian Culture and Religion.





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