America's Old Wild West

October 2-7, 2016 I 6 Days

Saddle up for an adventure to America’s Old Wild West – the Black Hills of South Dakota. Rugged hills covered with pine forests, grasslands with herds of pronghorn and buffalo, desert canyons with dramatic rock formations, cowboy songs and Native American legends – this is the romance of the Old West that still lives on. A special feature will be a four night stay at the historic Custer State Park Game Lodge. 

Tour Highlights

  • Black Hills National Forest
  • Custer State Park
  • Badlands National Park
  • Deadwood
  • Spearfish Canyon
  • Jeep Buffalo Safari Ride
  • Wall Drug
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Train Ride
  • Mountain Meadow Hayride
  • Chuckwagon Dinner & Music Entertainment

What's Included?

  • Round trip airfare on regularly scheduled flights
  • Transportation to/from Chicago airport
  • Deluxe motorcoach  transportation
  • 5 nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 10 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners
  • All taxes, gratuities (including driver & tour director) & luggage    handling & airline luggage fees for 1 compliant bag.
  • All attractions, sightseeing tours & admission charges
  • Services of an experienced American Classic tour director
  • Travel Guard Trip Insurance: Trip cancellation & interruption, emergency medical & transportation & luggage insurance

Wildlife

The Black Hills and Badlands are home to an wide array of species. Be on the lookout for Big Horn Sheep, Bison, Badgers, Bobcats, Prairie Dogs, Pronghorn Sheep, and mule deer.

State Game Lodge

Enjoy a 4-Night stay at State Game Lodge at Custer State Park. This lodge served as a summer White House for Presidents Coolidge & Eisenhower.


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Day 1

  • Regularly scheduled flight to Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • Free time for lunch in Deadwood. Plenty of excitement can be found along Deadwood’s 1890s Main Street with shops, casinos, saloons, restaurants & emporiums.
  • Guided tour of Deadwood. Hear about the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1868, Custer’s Expedition to the Black Hills that started the Gold Rush of 1874, Jack McCall, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Potato Creek Johnny. Gaze down at Deadwood Gulch while enjoying the breeze and the essence of ponderosa pines from the Mt. Moriah lookout, a 300-foot cliff .
  • Check in to the Holiday Inn Express, Deadwood for one night.
  • Dinner in Deadwood.
  • Free evening to visit casino or explore Deadwood.

Day 2

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Travel scenic Byway 14A to Spearfish Canyon to view Bridal Veil Falls, Little Spearfish Falls, Roughlock Falls and the “Dances with Wolves” film site.
  • Arrive in Hill City with free time for lunch & shopping.
  • Board the 1880s Train.
  • Travel to Custer State Park and check in to the State Game Lodge for a four night stay. This historic lodge served as a summer White House for Presidents Coolidge & Eisenhower.
  • Dinner at the lodge.

Day 3

  • Breakfast at the lodge.
  • Travel to Wall, SD, to visit Wall Drug Store, the world’s largest drug store opened in 1931 with free time for lunch & shopping.
  • Visit Ben Reifel Visitor Center Badlands National Park.
  • Scenic drive through the Badlands National Park where wind & water erosion have carved an eerie world of deep gorges, saw-edged spires and grassy topped buttes - creating a fabulous painted landscape.
  • Dinner at Dakota Steak House. 

Day 4

  • Breakfast at the lodge.
  • Buffalo Jeep Ride into the back country of Custer State Park to observe the largest buffalo herd in North America. Keep your eyes open  for bighorn sheep, mountain goats, antelope, deer, elk and turkey. 
  • Visit the Crazy Horse Memorial.
  • Dinner at the lodge.
  • Mount Rushmore evening illumination.

Day 5

  • Breakfast at the lodge.
  • Visit Mount Rushmore.
  • Black Hills guided tour: Iron Mountain, Rushmore-Borglum story, Keystone, Sylvan Lake.
  • Old fashioned hayride to Mountain Meadow Blue Bell Canyon for Chuckwagon Dinner & musical entertainment.

Day 6

  • Breakfast at the lodge.
  • Return flight to Chicago. 

LET'S GET GOING

Your plane ticket is purchased, your hotel rooms are reserved, your dinners are arranged, tip and tax are pre-paid, your trip is insured, your tickets to entertainment and attractions are purchased, your escort is ready, 

all that is left.....IS YOU.

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $2898.00 PER PERSON

SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $3369.00

To make a reservation call 800-666-0358 or email us at kjung@amclassictours.com. We hope you will join us on this world-class trip and join our amazing community of travelers. You'll love it, we guarantee it.


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