The Spirit of the West lives on in South Dakota and this week-long getaway is a wonderful chance to reconnect with our country's rich history. We'll witness 2.5 billion years of geological history via the steep canyons, spires and buttes created by the stark, beautiful environment of the Badlands and the 865 foot Devils Tower Monument (made famous in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”). Excursions to the man-made rock formations of Mount Rushmore and the still-in-progress Crazy Horse Memorial are equally breathtaking. Visit the Geographic Center of the Nation in Belle Fourche and tour Riddle's Black Hills Gold and Diamond Factory. Travel part of Needles Highway and through Custer State Park. Visit the gold rush town of Deadwood—a National Historic Landmark—and former residence of true American originals Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Our holiday winds down with a stop at Kevin Costner's Tatanka: Story of the Bison and a dinner and western show at the High Plains Heritage Center.
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- Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Rapid City, via a connecting city
- Private sedan transfers within 50 miles of Boston's Logan Airport (one car per booking)
- Six nights' accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn, Rapid City
- Nine meals: six breakfasts, three dinners
- Round-trip airport/hotel transfers
- Services of professional Tour Director
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Mount Rushmore, Presidential Trail, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park, Wall Drug, Belle Fourche, Devils Tower, Black Hills Gold and Diamond Factory, Needles Highway, Custer State Park, Deadwood.
PRICING AND DEPOSIT
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. $2,719 per person triple occupancy; $3,399 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $275. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $600.