Walk in actual Oregon Trail wagon ruts which have survived more than a century of sun, wind and weather. Visit the site of “Custer’s Last Stand”, stroll the same storied streets of Deadwood Gulch once inhabited by Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickock and Poker Alice, view awe-inspiring mountain carvings.
Included in Fees: 6 nights’ lodging, deluxe motorcoach, professional tour director/historian, 4 evening meals, 4 breakfasts, park entrance fees, admission fees as noted, airport transfers, group photo,baggage handling (1 bag per pax)
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- Fort Laramie
- Oregon Trail wagon ruts
- Oregon Trail campfire supper
- Fort Robinson
- Museum of the Fur Trade
- Mount Rushmore
- Crazy Horse Monument
- historic Deadwood
- Kevin Costner’s Tatanka: Story of the Bison
- Little Big Horn Battlefield
- National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
Airfare not included.
2014: $1,291 double | $1,574 single
Day # 1 – Airport transfers included. Welcome dinner. Overnight: Denver, CO. (D)
Day # 2 – The trail leads to Fort Laramie as we tour the best-known milepost on the Oregon Trail. View authentic Wagon wheel ruts. Enjoy an Oregon Trail cookout in the shadow of Chimney Rock. We’ll sing songs around the campfire and reflect on the spirit of the pioneers who passed this way on their westward journey. Overnight: Scottsbluff, NE. (D)
Day # 3 – Tour Fort Robinson, a strategically located military and Indian agency during the Plains Indian Wars, where Crazy Horse breathed his last. Visit the outstanding Museum of the Fur Trade. Attend the awe-inspiring evening lighting ceremony at Mount Rushmore. Overnight: Rapid City, SD (B)
Day # 4 – Visit Mount Rushmore again for daytime photos, Crazy Horse Monument, the still-unfinished mountain carving dedicated to Native Americans, and Custer State Park, for an open-air jeep ride to view the buffalo and other wildlife that roam free. Dinner tonight is at the State Game Lodge, summer White House to two US Presidents. Overnight: Rapid City. (D)
Day # 5 – Visit historic Deadwood, tour historic Boot Hill where the legends now rest. Visit Tatanka: Story of the Bison, a larger-than-life bronze sculpture featuring 14 bison being pursued by 3 Native American riders and a Center depicting the height of the Buffalo Culture around the year 1840. Overnight: Sheridan, WY (B)
Day # 6 – Today’s trail leads to the Little Big Horn National Historic Battlefield, site of the famous confrontation between Crazy Horse and the egotistical Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer. Then we’ll move on to another frontier landmark: Fort Caspar, built to protect Oregon Trail and Mormon pioneers on the Platte River. Tour the outstanding National Historic Trail Interpretive Center. Tonight celebrate our Old West adventure and new-found friends at a festive farewell dinner. Overnight: Casper, WY. (B,D)
Day # 7 – Airport transfers included to Denver for afternoon departures. (B)