Black Hills of South Dakota
September 5 - 10, 2012
Badlands National Park - Mt. Rushmore - Crazy Horse Memorial - Deadwood - Custer State Park- Rapid City
This fall we return to one of our favorite vacation destinations; the treasured Black Hills of South Dakota. En route we
explore an urban oasis, Lauritzen Botanical Gardens located in Omaha. Our visit includes a box lunch and a narrated
tram ride through acres of plant displays and glorious gardens. Overnight in Mitchell.
Following breakfast, we stop by the quirky and unique Corn Palace. Real
corny…but a must see! Next we round up and head to the Badlands.
The forty mile journey features ragged ridges, chiseled spires and deep
canyons. We’ll pass some of the most scenic overlooks in the park with
planned stops for photo opportunities.
We arrive in Rapid City and check into our hotel which will be our home
away from home for three nights.
Friday is dedicated to the area’s famous landmarks. Guided tours
include Crazy Horse Memorial, Mt. Rushmore, Needles Highway, Custer
State Park and Sylvan Lake. Lunch is hosted at the presidential summer White House of former President Calvin
Coolidge at the State Game Lodge. This evening enjoy leisure time and dinner on your own in downtown Rapid City.
The town’s attractions are marked by signs to guide you as you stroll through the area filled with history, unique shops
and life-size bronze statues of our past United States presidents.
More sightseeing is in store as we enjoy vivid fall colors on the scenic drive to Deadwood and Spearfish Canyon. The
town of Deadwood offers something for everyone to enjoy at your leisure. Tour the Adams House and Museum, visit
historic Mt. Moriah Cemetery, try your hand at Kevin Costner’s Morning Star Casino, learn the history of the Bison with
a visit to Tatanka, bend your elbow in a saloon and watch actors in a gunfight! Also included is a visit to Broken Boot
Gold Mine for a short tour and panning for gold.
Sunday morning, following breakfast, our plans include a visit to the Chapel in the Hills. The chapel is an exact replica of
the famous Borgund Stavkirke of Laerdale, Norway. As we leave the Black Hills of South Dakota en route we enjoy
lunch and a fun visit to Wall Drugs. Overnight in Mitchell, South Dakota.
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