From Black Hills to Badlands

2026 Rapid City > Rapid City | Price from $2449

6 DAYS • 9 MEALS Explore the wild wonders of South Dakota with a Black Hills & Badlands tour! Witness the grandeur of Mount Rushmore, delve into the otherworldly rock formations of Badlands National Park, and discover hidden gems like historic Deadwood or mysterious caves. Tours offer expert guides, transportation between sights, and the chance to truly experience the Black Hills’ unique blend of history, nature, and adventure. Gear up for an unforgettable South Dakota expedition!

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in South Dakota

Your northwesterly journey begins in Rapid City. Meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.

Day 2: Mount Rushmore, Dahl Chainsaw Art and Journey Museum

Begin the day with a visit to the famed Shrine of Democracy, Mount Rushmore National Memorial. See the memorial, explore the museum and have an on own lunch. Make a stop at Dahl Chainsaw Art where the unique artists create amazing sculptures using chainsaws. Visit the Black Hills Gold Factory, an enriching experience. Later, visit the Journey Museum where you learn about the Indian culture and heritage. Meals: B, D

Day 3: The 1880 Train, Tatanka and Historic Deadwood

This morning board the 1880 Train of the Black Hills Central Railroad for the spectacular mountain scenery found along the tracks laid in the 1880s to service the area mines. Enjoy free time for shopping in the rugged town of Keystone. A drive through scenic Spearfish Canyon brings you to Tatanka, Story of the Bison. Founded by Kevin Costner, visit the Northern Plains People Center and Dances with Wolves movie costumes. In historic Deadwood, visit Mount Moriah Cemetery, known as “Boot Hill,” home to the graves of Old West legends like Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok. There will be time to explore the town, see the local street shows and have an included dinner in Deadwood. Meals: B, D

Day 4: Mammoth Site, Custer State Park and Crazy Horse Memorial

Your day starts in Hot Springs, home to Mammoth Site. This excavation site features the fossils of 58 woolly mammoths at the world’s largest site of its kind. Then travel into Custer State Park, home of the nation’s largest bison herd. Enjoy lunch on your own at the State Game Lodge before climbing aboard the park’s Jeeps for a tour among the bison herd. At the Crazy Horse Memorial, a bus takes you to the base of the carving for an up-close view. Return to the visitor center to see the exhibits, film and enjoy an included buffet dinner. Meals: B, D

Day 5: Wall Drug Store and Badlands National Park

Begin the day at the Chapel in the Hills, a quiet retreat nestled at the foot of the Black Hills. Then stop at famed Wall Drug Store, a unique shopping emporium featuring western clothing, Indian pottery and favorite watering hole since the 1930s. Enjoy time for shopping and an on own lunch. Then, a local guide takes you through Badlands National Park, a uniquely beautiful geologic area formed over millions of years by wind, rain and erosion. Later, return to Rapid City for a farewell dinner featuring the entertainment of an Indian dancer, storyteller and flute player. Meals: B, D

DAY 6: Travel Home

After breakfast, a group transfer to the Rapid City airport is available for flights out after 10:00 a.m. Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

Tour Highlights

  • 9 Meals: 5 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend five nights in Rapid City, at the heart of the Black Hills
  • Tour the Black Hills Gold Factory and visit Dahl Chainsaw Art
  • See Mount Rushmore, the world’s largest sculpture
  • Learn about Indian culture at the Journey Museum
  • Ride the Black Hills Central Railroad 1880 Train to Keystone
  • Drive through Spearfish Canyon to Tatanka, Story of the Bison
  • Visit Deadwood, see Boot Hill Cemetery and have dinner
  • See the fossil remains of wooly mammoths at Mammoth Site
  • Take a Jeep ride through Custer State Park to see the bison herds
  • Travel to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial with included dinner
  • Visit the Chapel of the Hills and shop at famed Wall Drug Store
  • Guided tour of Badlands National Park with its beautiful formations
  • Special farewell dinner featuring the entertainment of an Indian dancer, storyteller and flute player

Hotel Accommodations

DoubleTree by Hilton, Rapid City, South Dakota

DATES & AVAILABILITY

June 14, 2024 | $2,199

Per Person Twin

$2,199

Single Room Add

+$699

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Rapid City.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Rapid City is $269, tax and breakfast included.

July 23, 2024 | $2,199

Per Person Twin

$2,199

Single Room Add

+$699

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Rapid City.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Rapid City is $269, tax and breakfast included.

August 6, 2024 | $2,199

Per Person Twin

$2,199

Single Room Add

+$699

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Rapid City.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Rapid City is $269, tax and breakfast included.

June 17, 2025 | $2,299

Per Person Twin

$2,299

Single Room Add

+$699

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Rapid City.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Rapid City is $279, tax and breakfast included.

July 22, 2025 | $2,299

Per Person Twin

$2,299

Single Room Add

+$699

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Rapid City.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Rapid City is $279, tax and breakfast included.

August 12, 2025 | $2,299

Per Person Twin

$2,299

Single Room Add

+$699

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Rapid City.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Rapid City is $279, tax and breakfast included.

June 23, 2026 | $2,449

Per Person Twin

$2,449

Single Room Add

+$729

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Rapid City.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Rapid City is $299, tax and breakfast included.

July 21, 2026 | $2,449

Per Person Twin

$2,449

Single Room Add

+$729

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Rapid City.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Rapid City is $299, tax and breakfast included.

August 11, 2026 | $2,449

Per Person Twin

$2,449

Single Room Add

+$729

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Rapid City.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Rapid City is $299, tax and breakfast included.