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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 (4.96)
Program No. 20297RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
2,479
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
2,479
Program No. 20297 RJ
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itinerary
Please Note:
The itinerary for this program is different on certain dates.
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Prices displayed below are based on per person,doubleoccupancy.
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jun 9 - Jun 17, 2021
Starting at
2,479
Jun 14 - Jun 22, 2021
Starting at
2,479
Jun 22 - Jul 1, 2021
Starting at
2,849
Itinerary Note

This date is 9-night Itinerary: Arrival Rapid City, SD, 3 nights; Cody, WY., 1 night; West Yellowstone, MT 1 night ; Grand Tetons, WY 2 nights; Casper, WY, 1 night; Rapid City, 1 night, departure. This date includes one extra day to include: Badlands National Park, Wall Drug and the Minute Man Missile National Historic Site.

Jul 14 - Jul 22, 2021
Starting at
2,479
Aug 16 - Aug 24, 2021
Starting at
2,479
Aug 17 - Aug 26, 2021
Small group
Starting at
3,399
Itinerary Note

Features a 9-night Itinerary: Arrival Rapid City, SD, 3 nights; Cody, WY., 1 night; West Yellowstone, MT 1 night ; Grand Tetons, WY 2 nights; Casper, WY, 1 night; Rapid City, 1 night, departure. This date includes one extra day to include: Badlands National Park, Wall Drug and the Minute Man Missile National Historic Site.

Aug 24 - Sep 2, 2021
Starting at
2,849
Itinerary Note

This date is 9-night Itinerary: Arrival Rapid City, SD, 3 nights; Cody, WY., 1 night; West Yellowstone, MT 1 night ; Grand Tetons, WY 2 nights; Casper, WY, 1 night; Rapid City, 1 night, departure. This date includes one extra day to include: Badlands National Park, Wall Drug and the Minute Man Missile National Historic Site.

Sep 1 - Sep 9, 2021
Starting at
2,479
Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2021
Small group
Starting at
3,399
Itinerary Note

Features a 9-night Itinerary: Arrival Rapid City, SD, 3 nights; Cody, WY., 1 night; West Yellowstone, MT 1 night ; Grand Tetons, WY 2 nights; Casper, WY, 1 night; Rapid City, 1 night, departure. This date includes one extra day to include: Badlands National Park, Wall Drug and the Minute Man Missile National Historic Site.

Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2021
Starting at
2,849
Itinerary Note

This date is 9-night Itinerary: Arrival Rapid City, SD, 3 nights; Cody, WY., 1 night; West Yellowstone, MT 1 night ; Grand Tetons, WY 2 nights; Casper, WY, 1 night; Rapid City, 1 night, departure. This date includes one extra day to include: Badlands National Park, Wall Drug and the Minute Man Missile National Historic Site.

DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jun 9 - Jun 17, 2021
Starting at
3,419
Jun 14 - Jun 22, 2021
Starting at
3,419
Jun 22 - Jul 1, 2021
Starting at
3,809
Itinerary Note

This date is 9-night Itinerary: Arrival Rapid City, SD, 3 nights; Cody, WY., 1 night; West Yellowstone, MT 1 night ; Grand Tetons, WY 2 nights; Casper, WY, 1 night; Rapid City, 1 night, departure. This date includes one extra day to include: Badlands National Park, Wall Drug and the Minute Man Missile National Historic Site.

Jul 14 - Jul 22, 2021
Starting at
3,419
Aug 16 - Aug 24, 2021
Starting at
3,419
Aug 17 - Aug 26, 2021
Small group
Starting at
4,399
Itinerary Note

Features a 9-night Itinerary: Arrival Rapid City, SD, 3 nights; Cody, WY., 1 night; West Yellowstone, MT 1 night ; Grand Tetons, WY 2 nights; Casper, WY, 1 night; Rapid City, 1 night, departure. This date includes one extra day to include: Badlands National Park, Wall Drug and the Minute Man Missile National Historic Site.

Aug 24 - Sep 2, 2021
Starting at
3,869
Itinerary Note

This date is 9-night Itinerary: Arrival Rapid City, SD, 3 nights; Cody, WY., 1 night; West Yellowstone, MT 1 night ; Grand Tetons, WY 2 nights; Casper, WY, 1 night; Rapid City, 1 night, departure. This date includes one extra day to include: Badlands National Park, Wall Drug and the Minute Man Missile National Historic Site.

Sep 1 - Sep 9, 2021
Starting at
3,419
Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2021
Small group
Starting at
4,399
Itinerary Note

Features a 9-night Itinerary: Arrival Rapid City, SD, 3 nights; Cody, WY., 1 night; West Yellowstone, MT 1 night ; Grand Tetons, WY 2 nights; Casper, WY, 1 night; Rapid City, 1 night, departure. This date includes one extra day to include: Badlands National Park, Wall Drug and the Minute Man Missile National Historic Site.

Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2021
Starting at
3,869
Itinerary Note

This date is 9-night Itinerary: Arrival Rapid City, SD, 3 nights; Cody, WY., 1 night; West Yellowstone, MT 1 night ; Grand Tetons, WY 2 nights; Casper, WY, 1 night; Rapid City, 1 night, departure. This date includes one extra day to include: Badlands National Park, Wall Drug and the Minute Man Missile National Historic Site.

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 ...

  • At Mount Rushmore, learn how the mountain was carved by sculptor Gutzon Borglum.
  • Experience the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyo., the oldest and most comprehensive museum of the American West.
  • In Yellowstone National Park, view the waterfalls at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and travel through Hayden Valley and hope to see herds of bison and other wildlife.

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 Site. Small Group Departures also available.
Featured Expert
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Joseph Singleton
Joseph is a ten-year resident of Colorado and has spent much of the past six years working at McMurdo Station in Antarctica and traveling around the world. He has also worked as an instructor and group leader in various capacities around the country. His master's is in music history, and he wrote his thesis on the music in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," which was filmed at Devil's Tower, Wyoming.

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

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Joseph is a ten-year resident of Colorado and has spent much of the past six years working at McMurdo Station in Antarctica and traveling around the world. He has also worked as an instructor and group leader in various capacities around the country. His master's is in music history, and he wrote his thesis on the music in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," which was filmed at Devil's Tower, Wyoming.
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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
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.
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.
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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