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North and South Dakota

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Price per person: $3375.00

Walking Guide 3

Walking Guide 3 requires moderate amount of walking possibly on uneven surfaces; longer and shorter days; possible air travel with long walks to terminal gates.

See the Dakotas!  So much packed into this 15-day tour – Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, the Badlands, the home of Laura Ingalls Wilder plus more!

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North and South Dakota

June 18-July 2, 2020 | 15 days

Pickup: Lancaster, Ephrata        Times pending

Price per person: $3,375 Double $4,457 Single
$3,015 Triple $2,834 Quad
Deposit – $350 per person at registration

14 breakfasts   4 lunches   11 dinners

Day 1 Get to know fellow travelers on this day of travel, making appropriate stops along the way *Dinner and overnight in Rossford, OH (D)

Day 2 *Tour Moody Church and Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago, Illinois *Overnight in Madison, WI (B, D)

Day 3 *Cruise through the Wisconsin Dells—more than an awesome journey through scenery, history and legend—it’s your opportunity to experience the natural beauty and mystery of Wisconsin Dells! *Relax on a horse-drawn carriage canyon tour *Take in an authentic Wisconsin Dells water show *Dinner and overnight in the Wisconsin Dells, WI (B, D)

Day 4*Travel to the Mall of America for lunch *Learn about the city of Minneapolis during a guided tour *Dinner and overnight in Minneapolis, MN (B, D)

Day 5 *Stop in Fargo, ND, to explore the largest art museum in North Dakota, the Plains Arts Museum, dedicated to regional art, including Native American, contemporary and folk art *Visit the Fargo Air Museum, an aviation related museum focused on promoting aviation through education, preservation and restoration *Dinner and overnight in Fargo, ND (B, D)

Day 6 *Spend two nights in Medora, ND, exploring the area *Experience the National Buffalo Museum—see live bison, learn of their historical significance in America *Cruise the mighty Missouri on the Lewis & Clark Riverboat, which continues the proud tradition of the Missouri River steamers at the Port of Bismarck *Take in the Medora Outoor Musical, performed live and outside, under the Badlands sky in the 2,900-seat Burning Hills Amphitheatre The show is dedicated to President Theodore Roosevelt’s time in the Badlands and to the spirit of the Old West. *Overnight in Medora, ND (1st of 2 nights) (B, D)

Day 7 *Enjoy the Medora Gospel Brunch, a brand new family event in Medora, which will be held at “the Chuckwagon” in the downtown area While eating, you will be entertained with five gospel singers and a full band *Tour the south unit of the Theo Roosevelt National Park *See the one-man show, Theo Roosevelt Salute *Visit the Maltese Cross Cabin, used by Teddy Roosevelt before he was president *Savor a pitchfork steak fondue dinner (chefs load steaks onto pitchforks and fondue them western style) while overlooking the picturesque Badlands from atop a bluff at the Tjaden Terrace Your steak comes with all of the fixin’s. *Overnight in Medora, ND (B, D)

Day 8 *Drive south to Keystone, SD, home of Mt. Rushmore *Take in Mount Rushmore National Memorial, walk along the Presidential Trail and visit the Sculptors Studio in the park *Enjoy the Fort Hayes Chuckwagon Supper and Cowboy Show, a Western-style barbecue chuckwagon supper, followed by the Fort Hayes Wranglers performing a family-oriented, Branson-style variety show featuring comedy and music *Overnight in Rapid City, SD (B, D)

Day 9 *Trek through the Custer State Park in an open-air jeep in search of pronghorns, elk and the noble buffalo *Visit Bear Country USA and drive through the park observing black bears, elk, mountain lions, buffalo, reindeer and other wildlife in their natural environment *Take a wildlife walk around our area where you can view park offspring, smaller animals and the grizzly bear *Strike gold as you tour a gold mine in Spearfish, SD, and try your hand at panning! *Stand in awe as you view the illuminated faces of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, after sunset, and listen to a park ranger speak about the Monument’s storied history *Dinner and overnight in Rapid City, SD (B, L)

Day 10 *Take a tour of the Badlands National Park *Enjoy lunch at the famous Wall Drug in Wall, SD, a piece of South Dakota history *Dinner and overnight in Mitchell, SD
(B, D)

Day 11 *Tour the world’s only Corn Palace, led by friendly guides full of “a-maize-ing” facts, like how many nails and staples are used in the decoration process and featuring an outstanding video explaining the Corn Palace Story *See the falls of Sioux Falls, walking from downtown Sioux Falls to the gorgeous Falls Park, located at North Phillips Avenue and Falls Park Drive Today, the Park covers 123 acres. An average of 7,400 gallons of water drop 100 feet over the course of the Falls each second. *Visit the home and school of Laura Ingalls in De Smet, SD *Overnight in Brookings, SD (B, D)

Day 12 *Tour Walnut Grove, MN, home of Laura Ingalls Wilder *Browse Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, learning the history of her family and enjoy memorabilia from Little House on the Prairie *Enjoy lunch at Nellie’s Cafe, a local favorite *Overnight in Waterloo, IA (B, L)

Day 13 *Visit the Ertl Toy Company, Dyersville, Iowa, an American toy company known for its die-cast metal alloy collectible replicas (or scale models) of farm equipment and vehicles *See the boyhood home of Fred Ertl, Jr., the founder of Ertl Toys *Travel further East homeward for dinner and overnight in Crawfordsville, IN (B, D)

Day 14 *Visit the Wright Cycle Company, now part of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park The Wright Brothers didn’t just up and build a flying airplane out of nowhere. They applied their expertise with building bicycles that they built in the 1890’s. They actually were good at building bikes, too, if you can believe it. It helped them fund their future flight experiments. *Overnight in Grove City, OH (B, L)

Day 15 *Stop at Longhorn Ranch in Barnsville, OH, for a 75-minute interpretive Longhorn Ranch Tour, including close-up viewing of BueLingo, Texas Longhorn, and African Watusi cattle herds *Enjoy lunch at the Longhorn Ranch *Drive to Lancaster
(B, L)

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