Stetsons, saddles and spectacular Mount Rushmore - this Wild West family adventure takes in the frontier town of Jackson, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. You'll enjoy Insider moments like the rush you get when thousands of gallons of water gush from Old Faithful, as our naturalist guide explains why this world-famous geyser exists at Yellowstone National Park. It's staying in a historic ranch in rural Montana, a 110 year old homestead which welcomes you to Gallatin Canyon with down-home hospitality, a real saloon bar for the grown-ups, and natural pursuits to enjoy in wide open country. And it's the epic sight of Crazy Horse Memorial, carved from the sacred land of Thunderhead Mountain.
Price per person includes:
View Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore
Visit the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier, Jackson, Grand Teton National Park, 320 Guest Ranch, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, the Black Hills, Bear Country USA
After a hearty breakfast, your journey continues on to South Dakota. Visit Crazy Horse Memorial where you'll gaze in awe at the towering tribute to legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse being carved into the mountain and discover the culture of his people. The evening is yours to explore in Keystone, once a gold mining boomtown. Or perhaps take an optional trip to the moving Mount Rushmore Lighting Ceremony, a chance to see one of America's most famous landmarks from a different perspective.
The first stop this morning is Bear Country USA, a wildlife park featuring the world's largest private viewing habitat of American black bear. Enjoy a drive through this spectacular and unique park and then walk through the Wildlife Center, where younger and smaller animals frolic in their outdoor exhibits. Next, head to the famous Black Hills of South Dakota. Then it's on to view one of America's most iconic landmarks: the presidents sculpted at Mount Rushmore. You have seen the pictures of Mount Rushmore, but they pale in comparison to seeing this majestic site in person. It took 400 artisans 14 years to carve the sculptures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln into the mountain. This evening, join your fellow adventurers at a Farewell Dinner featuring an American Indian dancer.