National Parks and Lodges

Mt. Rushmore

National Parks and Lodges of the Old West

10 Days, June 19 - 28, 2019

$3,995 from Rapid City, South Dakota

The country our ancestors dreamed about still resides in America's national parks. Here where the buffalo roam and the great mountains rise into snow, where rivers thunder into rapids and the eagle soars, you can find breathing space and glimpse the mythic grandeur of our national heritage.

Over the years, we've operated several national parks tours of the American West. Each time, we've been careful to include overnight stays in several of the historic park lodges that are, in our opinion, essential to the national parks experience. Here again is a package that combines several of our most beautiful and historic parks - Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, and Custer State Park - with such accommodations as Spearfish Canyon Lodge, and the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park (the Summer White House for Calvin Coolidge), and the National Park Service lodging in Yellowstone. A great trip must by definition include a great place to stay.

In addition to the natural splendor of the national parks, our tour includes introductions to the lore of the Old West in such places as Cody and Deadwood. We'll witness one of the world's largest free-roaming bison herds and enjoy a chuckwagon cook-out. We'll visit the world's largest mammoth site, where scientists are excavating remains of woolly mammoths, then take an optional float trip down the Snake River. Our guides are specially trained in wildlife ecology, as well as history and lore, so this will be an educational adventure as well as a terrific holiday.

With beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, hiking, storytelling, and historic lodges, you will remember this trip always.