The Classic Lodges & Parks of the West
On this fun-filled vacation, discover the majestic parks and historic lodges of the American West. Begin your trip in Rapid City, South Dakota, gateway to the Black Hills. Enjoy an orientation tour and visit to Badlands National Park with its stunning scenery. Spend two nights in Custer State Park at the historic State Game Lodge, a gracious stone and wood lodge set in a beautiful mountain valley that served as the “Summer White House” for President Coolidge. Here, enjoy a buffalo safari and chuck wagon cookout. Visit the world’s largest mammoth-remains excavation site in Hot Springs, spend free time exploring Custer State Park, and visit Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial.Cross the plains and mountains of Wyoming and arrive in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West town of Cody, Wyoming. Next up: Yellowstone National Park, America’s first national park and the geothermal home of Old Faithful Geyser. Stay at one of the majestic hotels inside Yellowstone, enjoy Yellowstone’s Upper and Lower Falls, and watch for herds of bison and other animals.On your way to Jackson, tour beautiful Grand Teton National Park. In the thoroughly Western town of Jackson, enjoy plenty of leisure time. Your grand vacation concludes with a trip through the Wasatch Mountains and a farewell dinner in Salt Lake City, Utah. On this tour, you’ll see some of the West’s classic lodges, breathtaking scenery, and historic sights—what a grand vacation!
RAPID CITY OrientationBADLANDS NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive CUSTER STATE PARK [LF] Buffalo safari & chuck wagon cookoutHOT SPRINGS [LF] Mammoth siteMOUNT RUSHMORE Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse MemorialDEADWOOD Sightseeing tourU-CROSS [LF] Enjoy lunch at a Western ranchCODY Visit Buffalo Bill Center of the WestYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Stay two nights inside the park; sightseeing toursJACKSON Grand Teton National Park tourSALT LAKE CITY Farewell dinner
RAPID CITY Adoba Hotel (F)CUSTER STATE PARK State Game Lodge (NP)SPEARFISH CANYON Spearfish Canyon Lodge (F)CODY The Cody (F)YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Yellowstone Park Lodges (NP)JACKSON Rustic Inn (F)SALT LAKE CITY Radisson Hotel (F)
Breakfast (B) daily, 1 lunch (L), 6 three-course dinners (D) including a farewell dinner in Salt Lake City