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20297
South Dakota/Wyoming

On the Road: Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons

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!
Rating (4.93)
Program No. 20297RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
3,449
South Dakota/Wyoming

On the Road: Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons

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
Starts at
3,449
Length
10 days
Rating (4.93)
Starts at
3,449
Program No. 20297RJ

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 30 - Jun 8, 2023
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3,449
Jun 6 - Jun 15, 2023
Starting at
4,099
Jun 8 - Jun 17, 2023
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3,449
Jun 13 - Jun 22, 2023
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4,099
Jun 15 - Jun 24, 2023
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3,449
Jul 11 - Jul 20, 2023
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4,099
Jul 18 - Jul 27, 2023
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3,449
Jul 20 - Jul 29, 2023
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3,449
Jul 25 - Aug 3, 2023
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3,449
Aug 14 - Aug 23, 2023
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4,099
Aug 21 - Aug 30, 2023
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3,449
Aug 25 - Sep 3, 2023
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3,449
Aug 31 - Sep 9, 2023
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4,099
Sep 5 - Sep 14, 2023
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3,449
Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2023
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4,099
Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2023
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3,449
Sep 14 - Sep 23, 2023
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3,449
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
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5,289
Jun 15 - Jun 24, 2023
Starting at
4,629
Jul 11 - Jul 20, 2023
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5,289
Jul 18 - Jul 27, 2023
Starting at
4,629
Jul 20 - Jul 29, 2023
Starting at
4,629
Jul 25 - Aug 3, 2023
Starting at
4,629
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

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. Select departures are 9 nights long and include Badlands National Park, Wall Drug and the Minute Man Missile National Historic Visitors Center.
Featured Expert
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Paul Reed
Paul Reed was born and raised in Southern California and has always had a heart for the Old West. He and his wife Theresa have planned and provided programs for Road Scholar in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Paul and Theresa continue to embrace their love of travel and serving people. Both also enjoy “off season” careers with Alaska Airlines. They look forward to meeting and traveling with Road Scholar participants, sharing local insights, and helping foster the spirit of the American West.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Paul Reed was born and raised in Southern California and has always had a heart for the Old West. He and his wife Theresa have planned and provided programs for Road Scholar in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Paul and Theresa continue to embrace their love of travel and serving people. Both also enjoy “off season” careers with Alaska Airlines. They look forward to meeting and traveling with Road Scholar participants, sharing local insights, and helping foster the spirit of the American West.
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Theresa Reed was born in North Dakota, raised in South Dakota, and has always had a sense of adventure and a love of travel. After living in Hawaii for several years, she has enjoyed her career as a flight attendant, eventually moving back to her hometown in Rapid City, SD. Travel is second nature and a real passion for both Theresa and her husband Paul as they continue to embrace their love of travel and serving people, both on and off the job.
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.
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.
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.
Standing Witness: Devils Tower National Monument, A History
by Jeanne Rogers
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.





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