7 Day 6 Night Itinerary

Monuments, Monoliths and the Wild West

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Step back in time as you experience the Wild West like a native. Hike iconic Devils Tower, America’s first National Monument made famous by the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind and interact with wild mustang horses in their own natural habitat. Marvel at Mount Rushmore, one of the most recognizable monuments in the world. Explore battlefields, memorials and historic towns all so beautiful they’ll not only flood your photo collections, but also create life long memories.

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Day 1: Reception Dinner in Billings
Premium Lodging: Double Tree by Hilton: Billings, MT

We start our tour with a reception dinner prepared by our personal chef at one of our favorite locations. Build new friendships as we toast the upcoming trips, sure to create lasting memories and endless photo opportunities.

Day 2: Little Bighorn National Battlefield, and Deadwood
Premium Lodging: The Lodge at Deadwood: Deadwood, SD

Our morning starts with a short drive to the Little Big Horn National Battlefield to visit the area that memorializes the U.S. Army’s 7th Calvary and the Sioux and Cheyenne, commemorating one of the last armed efforts to preserve their way of life. This is where on June 25 and 26 of 1876, 263 soldiers, including Lt. Col. George A Custer, died fighting several thousand Lakota, and Cheyenne warriors. The Vore Buffalo Jump will educate us on how Native Americans hunted buffalo before the arrival of horses in North America. A stop at DC Booth Historic Fish Hatchery gives us a view into the colorful history, pristine setting and century-old buildings, preserving an educational center devoted to fish management. We then navigate 17 miles of Spearfish Canyon, featuring majestic waterfalls and world class trout fishing. Optional leisure walks to Spearfish and Bridal Veil Falls offer beautiful views and photo-ops. Our evening unfolds in Deadwood, South Dakota as we walk in the footsteps of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Historic saloons, old west lore and gambling fun are all part of your adventure through the Old West.

Day 3: Mt. Rushmore
Premium Lodging: The Historic Alex Johnson Hotel: Rapid City, SD

The morning is yours to explore intriguing Deadwood before we embark on our short journey to Mt. Rushmore National Monument. En route, we learn about the birth, growth, development and preservation of the region. The 60 foot granite sculptures featuring George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln represent not only the past, but a promise for the future. Hike, relax and take photos of this US monument you’ll not soon forget.

Day 4: Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Wind Cave National Park and Custer State Park
Premium Lodging: The Historic Alex Johnson Hotel: Rapid City, SD

Today begins with a visit to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary which is an 11,000 acre natural area with 600 free ranging wild mustangs. The 2 hour tour to view, photograph and interact with the wild mustangs is a experience in their natural habitat. Our next stop is the Wind Cave National Park where we’ll view beautiful vistas and abundant wildlife, including elk, bison, deer, prairie dog towns, and badgers. Our visit is highlighted by a tour of the spectacular Wind Cave, the 6th longest cave in the world. After Wind Cave, we enter Custer State Park for a 17 mile wildlife-loop drive that features over 1,500 bison, white tail deer, prong horn, bighorn sheep, Mule Deer, wild burros, coyotes, red fox and wild turkeys.

Day 5: Badlands National Park
Premium Lodging: The Historic Alex Johnson Hotel: Rapid City, SD

Today we experience full immersion into the Badlands National Park including a visit to the famed Wall Drug Mall for shopping, the more spectacular scenery, more wildlife viewing, fascinating geology and paleontology. Some moderate hikes are options as we soak up all the Badlands has to offer. Other highlights include a stop at the Minutemen Missile National Historic Site, and the South Dakota and Space Museum on Ellsworth Air Force Base.

Day 6: The Black Hills, Bear Paw Mountains, Devils Tower
Premium Lodging: Double Tree by Hilton: Billings, MT

We depart Rapid City and travel through the Black Hills into the Bear Paw Mountains. Here we’ll enjoy majestic scenery and wildlife as we move towards Devils Tower, the famous 1,267 foot high iconic monolith, immortalized in the Close Encounters of the Third Kind and distinct in being America’s first national monument. Hiking options include circumnavigation of the Tower, and for those that don’t want to hike, soak in the shade of the Ponderosa Pines while you gaze marvel at the views of this stunning natural wonder. We conclude our adventure in Billings with a farewell dinner, specially prepared by our personal chef.

Day 7: Breakfast, Airport transfer, Goodbyes

We say our goodbyes this morning as you prepare for your departure. After a hot breakfast, you’ll be transported to the airport for your journey home. Thank you for trusting Experience Park Tours with your Western Adventure.

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