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Day 1 – Home to Keystone, SD 

Our journey begins as we round up all of our travelers and hit the trail headed west. We’ll cross over the plains of South Dakota, across the wide Missouri River, and past the Badland regions as we make our way to Keystone. We’ll have lots of fun on the coach as we travel along and stop for dinner before we pull into the K Bar S Lodge, nestled at the foot of the verdant Black Hills, for a three night stay. Settle in and get ready for a great day tomorrow! 

Hotel: K Bar S Lodge (3 Nights) 

Included Meals: Lunch 


Day 2 – Touring the Black Hills 

This morning we will visit Mount Rushmore and enjoy this spectacular memorial created by Gutzon Borglum to convey his meaning of America. Hike the trails, visit the museums, and enjoy this spectacular memorial. Later we will travel to Hill City where we will board an 1880 Train for a trip back in time. The old steam engine, just like those that traveled to settle the west, will take us through the beautiful Black Hills where mountains rise in the distance and deer run in the meadows. When we arrive in Keystone you will have time for lunch on your own along with some time for shopping before we head for the Big Thunder Gold Mine that was discovered in 1882 and mined until about 1920. We’ll tour the mine and then pan for some gold – who knows what you will leave the mine with!!! We will enjoy a meal together at the K Bar S Lodge. Afterwards, for those that wish, we’ll return to Mount Rushmore for the lighting ceremony. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 3 – Touring the Black Hills 

Today we travel deep into Custer State Park where we will enjoy its beauty and experience a bit of its wildness. We’ll travel along a scenic drive with many switchbacks before we get onto the wildlife loop where you will want to keep your eyes open for deer, buffalo, and wild burros. We’ll have lunch at the State Park’s Blue Bell Lodge. This afternoon we’ll make a stop at Sylvan Lake and view the needle-like rocks climbing out of this beautiful lake. We continue on to Crazy Horse Memorial, a work in progress, and visit its museum which tells the story of the American Indians in this area. Then we will travel back into Custer State Park and climb aboard a wagon that takes us on a 45-minute scenic wildlife tour before stopping in a mountain meadow canyon for a chuckwagon feast and a live folk band dinner show! We’ll each depart with special souvenirs too! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Day 4 – Keystone to Chamberlain, SD 

This morning we’ll enjoy breakfast together before we travel to Bear Country USA. We’ll motor through this wildlife park enjoying the elk, deer, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Plus a stop at “Babyland” is planned to enjoy the bear cubs playing. From here we travel towards the Badlands, making a stop for lunch, and then enjoy the unique beauty of the Badlands National Park. Stops along the way will allow for some great pictures and viewing. Then it’s on to Cedar Shores Resort on the banks of the Missouri River for the evening. We’ll enjoy a great dinner together and then you’ll have time for an evening walk or swim! 

Hotel: Cedar Shores Resort 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 5 – Chamberlain to Home 

After breakfast we saddle up and head towards our trails end! We’ll enjoy the friendships we’ve made and shared memories as we travel across the Missouri River, make a stop at the unique Corn Palace, and arrive back in Minnesota, right to your door! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,649
Single: $1,999
Triple: $1,549
Quad: $1,489

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $116
Single: $116

Travel Bucks

$30 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed


Tour Pace

Light to Moderate Walking

Price Includes

9 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 60°
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Minneapolis, Mn
Springtime in the Black Hills – SOLD OUT! Call for Waitlist: 1-800-758-6877
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Tour Highlights

3 Nights at K Bar S Lodge
Mount Rushmore
1880 Steam Train
Big Thunder Gold Mine
Custer State Park
Sylvan Lake
Crazy Horse Monument & Museum
Hayride & Chuckwagon Cookout
Bear Country USA & Babyland
Badlands National Park

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
Springtime in the Black Hills – SOLD OUT! Call for Waitlist: 1-800-758-6877
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 60°
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