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Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and the Badlands: Expanding Horizons
Enjoy a classic American adventure with your family as you visit the monuments of the Mount Rushmore region, horse ride a Western trail and dig for fossils near a mammoth sinkhole.
Rating (5)
Program No. 4752RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,199
Getting There
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At a Glance

Enjoy the fun of shared time as you explore Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park and the beautiful Black Hills. Saddle up for a Western trail ride and discover ancient fossils and lunar-like deposits in the Badlands. Share stories around an open fire while you learn, laugh and create memories with your multi-generational family.
Activity Level
Active
Walking up to two miles on uneven ground, hilly terrain. Elevations up to 5,200 feet.
Family Programs
Family Programs
Share your love of learning with your family. These programs are designed for any combination of generations: grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents and children.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Go horseback riding, splash in a historic warm water spring, visit a mammoth sink hole and learn how to pan for gold like Potato Creek Johnny.
  • Experience Custer State Park’s “wildlife loop” in search of buffalo, pronghorns, begging burrows and big horn sheep.
  • Take a chair lift up to a ridge for a special view of Mount Rushmore and feel the wind in your hair as you zip down on the Alpine slide.

General Notes

This is a Family program for participants, their adult children and grandchildren ages 8 and up. For a comparable intergenerational adventure for just grandparents and grandchildren, check out program #15968!
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Robert Gerald Yellowhawk
Robert Gerald Yellowhawk is a native South Dakotan, born in Rapid City. His goal as a youth was to graduate from high school, and now he is a sophomore at Oglala Lakota College in Rapid City, majoring in business administration. A participant as a sixth-grader in the Ateyapi Program, he is now a fulltime mentor helping youths understand traditional Native American dance, values, regalia, ceremonies and the Lakota language. Robert worked two summers at Crazy Horse Memorial.
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Robert Gerald Yellowhawk
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