Plus Mt. Rushmore, Grand Tetons and Dakotas
July 1-13, 2021 (13 days)
$2,999* from Baton Rouge
Led by Nancy Horn
*All pricing is approximate and subject to change per supplier changes
Price is per person based on double occupancy and includes deluxe motor coach with restroom from Baton Rouge & Zachary, first class accommodations, entrance fees, full sightseeing, breakfast daily, baggage handling, all taxes and tips including escort and driver. Single supplement: $800 per person. Triple reduction: $150 per person.
Day 1 - Pauls Valley, Oklahoma – Motor coach from Zachary and Baton Rouge with pick-ups along the way. Overnight at Paul’s Valley near Oklahoma City.
Day 2 - McCook, Nebraska – Visit Oklahoma City’s National Memorial. Journey into Kansas and visit Dodge City, known worldwide as the “Cowboy Capital of the World” and home to Boot Hill.
Day 3 - Rapid City, South Dakota – Bus through Western Nebraska, crossing the paths of the 19th century wagon trains going west and through the National Grassland prairies of Nebraska. We visit Badlands National Park and the famous Wall Drug Store. Overnight in Rapid City.
Day 4 - Sheridan, Wyoming – Morning in the beautiful “Black Hills” of South Dakota, the highest mountains east of the Rocky Mountains. We visit Mt. Rushmore which depicts four great American presidents – Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Visit Crazy Horse Monument and Devils Tower. Overnight in Sheridan.
Day 5 - Yellowstone area – Jackson, WY - Through beautiful Bighorn Mountains to Cody, Wyoming, then on to Yellowstone. See Yellowstone Lake, the largest lake in America above 7,000 feet. See wild animals, picturesque scenery, and bubbling, colorful mud pots. Enjoy spectacular views of some of the grandest mountains in the world, the Grand Teton Mountain Range, with its saw-toothed 13,500 foot high ridges crested with snow. Overnight Jackson.
Day 6 - Yellowstone area- West Yellowstone, MT – See many geysers, the best known being Old Faithful, erupting approximately every hour. View spectacular “Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone” and visit the 310-foot Lower Falls, twice the height of Niagara Falls. Overnight in West Yellowstone.
Day 7 - Billings, MT – Morning viewing of more wonders of Yellowstone. Afternoon departure via spectacular Beartooth Pass, one of the most scenic routes in the world. Overnight in Billings.
Day 8 - Medora, ND – Morning visit to site of Custer’s Last Stand, Little Bighorn Battlefield. Through Montana to Medora. Tonight enjoy an included dinner followed by the Medora Musical in the Burning Hills Amphitheater.
Day 9 - Fargo, ND – Morning visit to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and North Dakota Badlands. Visit Fort Lincoln to see the last home of General George Custer and Mandan Indian Village. Overnight in Fargo.
Day 10 - Minneapolis, MN - Visit headwaters of the Mississippi River – perhaps wade across it.
Day 11 - Ames, IA – Morning visit to Mall of America. Much to do and see, even if you don’t shop. Visit National Eagle Center & Nelson Cheese Factory. Afternoon drive through a beautiful part of Wisconsin and into Iowa.
Day 12 - Branson, MO – Through Iowa and Kansas City, Missouri. Dinner and show in Branson.
Day 13 - Home – Journey through beautiful Arkansas to Shreveport and then on home.
"I enjoy traveling with Zachary Travel because all costs are up front (no extra tipping, baggage handling) and trips are laid out well." ~2019 Client Survey