Legendary Badlands

Legendary Badlands

Deadwood, Custer, Keystone, Badlands, Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore

Legendary Badlands

  • Deadwood, Custer and Keystone, SD

  • June 24-29, 6 days, 10 meals


Experience life as it was in the wild, wild west with the wildlife, the memorials and the parks.

Day 1

Travel through Wisconsin, Minnesota and part of South Dakota, with an overnight stop at Mitchell, SD.

Day 2

BEAR COUNTRY USA: See the wildlife of the west - black bear, grizzlies, elk, wolves, buffalo, big horn sheep, mountain lions and more.
TRIAL OF JACK McCALL: In 1876, Wild Bill Hickok was playing poker in Nuttal and Man's Saloon No. 10 and got shot in the back of the head while holding Aces and Eights, forever known as the "Dead Man's Hand." You'll find yourself right in the middle of the trial of Hickok's murderer Jack McCall.

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Day 3

CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL: Located in the heart of the Black Hills, this majestic, in-progress memorial represents a living heritage of the North American Indians. Billed as the world's largest sculptural carving, it memorializes Lakota leader Crazy Horse and provides educational and cultural programming to encourage harmony and reconciliation among all people and nations.
WADE'S GOLD MILL: Tour one of the only working one-stamp gold mills in the country. You just might find a gold nugget while doing your own gold-panning!
CIRCLE B CHUCKWAGON: Watch the showdown between Sheriff Dale, his posse and the Chuckwagon's biscuit bandit before you dine on down-home vittles and enjoy a cowboy music show.
MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL: Marvel at the majestic figures of Geoge Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, surrounded by the beauty of the Black Hills. This legendary monument tells the story of the birth, growth, development and preservation of this country. Experience the Avenue of Flags with the evening lighting ceremony.

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Day 4

CUSTER STATE PARK: Giddy up - Jeep tour style! Ride the Buffalo Safari for scenic tour of the backcountry along with historical and educational information about the park and the wildlife at Custer.
DIAMON LIL'S/MIDNIGHT STAR: Where do the stars hang out? Along the walls of the Midnight Star Gaming Emporium of course, where visitors can see original costumes and movie memorabilia from Kevin Costner's film career, including the box office hit "Dances With Wolves".

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Day 5

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK: The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world, with its sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest, undisturbed, mixed grass prairie in the United States. This just might be the highlight of your Badlands trip!
CORN PALACE: Some 500,000 tourists come each year to see the uniquely designed corn murals.

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Day 6

Journey back through Minnesota and Wisconsin, with visions of your legendary tour of America's west holding a special place in your mind and heart.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

ACCOMMODATIONS: Hampton Inn, Mitchell, SD (2 nights), Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel, Deadwood, SD (3 nights)


TOUR INCLUSIONS: Professional tour director, motorcoach transportation, accommodations, luggage handling, admissions, attractions, 10 meals including 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners


ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 / HEAVY WALKING: Physical stamina required. Stair climbing, longer periods of walking and/or standing may be involved, along with higher elevations and longer days. Participants must be able to keep up with group.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Janesville, WI Van Galder Terminal
3120 N. Pontiac Dr., Janesville WI
Madison, WI Shopko South Towne Mall
2101 W. Broadway, Lot "G", Madison WI
Rockford, IL Van Galder Terminal
7559 Walton St., Rockford IL
South Beloit, IL Fas Mart/McDonald's ($3 per day)
Hwy 75 and I90, South Beloit IL
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