East Dakota: North & South
DAY # 1 - ARRIVALS
Upon arrival at Hector International Airport in Fargo, North Dakota, you will be transported to your hotel, where you will join your new traveling companions for an evening briefing and meal hosted by your tour director. Overnight: Fargo. (D)
DAY # 2 - HJEMKOMST CENTER / SONS OF NORWAY
The adventure begins with a visit to a replica Viking ship which actually sailed to Norway in 1982. Also located within the Hjemkomst Center is an authentic Stav Kirke. Rounding out the day is dinner and ethnic entertainment at the world’s second largest Sons of Norway. Overnight: Fargo. (B, D)
DAY # 3 - NATIONAL BUFFALO MUSEUM / ND HERITAGE CENTER / FORT ABRAHAM LINCOLN
After breakfast, we depart for Jamestown, ND and the National Buffalo Museum – home to a live buffalo herd including two rare authentic albino buffaloes. Stroll through a Frontier Village where you’ll see Louis L’Amour writers shack. In Bismarck we’ll visit the North Dakota Heritage Center and Fort Abraham Lincoln, George Armstrong Custer’s final command post. We’ll end this memorable day with a dinner cruise on the Missouri River . Overnight: Bismarck. (B, D)
DAY # 4 - STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION
This morning we’ll travel through the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation (home of Sitting Bull) and visit the Sherr-Howe Arena, home to 10 awe-inspiring murals painted by Native American artist Oscar Howe, with commentary by a local guide to give us insight into the meaning of each mural. Overnight: Aberdeen, South Dakota (B, L)
DAY # 5 - FORT SISSETON FESTIVAL
Today marks the highlight of this already packed adventure: the Fort Sisseton Festival where we encounter cavalry men, mountain men, Native Americans and every make of man from the 1880’s. Stroll through the grounds of this historic fort and see authentic crafts and unique re-enactments. Our farewell dinner will cap a memorable adventure in East Dakota. Overnight: Watertown, SD (B, D)
DAY # 6 - DEPARTURES
After breakfast, we travel to Fargo North Dakota, where we’ll bid a fond farewell to our new friends and a memorable adventure. Airport transfers for afternoon departures. (B)
NOTE: Times and order of events are subject to change.
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Duration: 6 Days
Dates: You Pick!
This 6-day program of eastern North and South Dakota combines the rich Scandinavian heritage of the region with the time-honored culture of the original inhabitants. Add frontier forts, rare sacred white buffalo, and pioneer history for a unique adventure on the northern plains! The highlight of this program is the Fort Sisseton Festival where the nineteenth century American frontier is brought to life at one of the nation’s best preserved frontier forts, with 15 original buildings intact. Demonstrations include infantry drills, muzzle-loading contests and tomahawk throws, Native American dancing plus a mountain man encampment where re-enactors sell their home-made goods and authentic period foods.
Native culture, pioneer history, and frontier cavalry make this an unforgettable program!
Begins and ends in Fargo, ND.
The price is variable and dependent upon what you'd like included (# of meals, airfare, etc.) and any adjustments to itinerary.
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