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Explore the natural beauty of four national parks in North and South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming with many delightful stops along the way. Travel westward from Minneapolis to Montana with stops including Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. Tour Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road on classic red vintage touring cars and witness spectacular views atop Whitefish Mountain Resort. Learn about the Lewis & Clark Trail on our way into Wyoming, and in Yellowstone National Park, enjoy a tour of this incredible land with a park guide. We will also visit Devil’s Tower, Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, and many more great destinations on this marvelous vacation getaway.
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Day 1 : Minneapolis
We travel to Minneapolis with overnight accommodations near the Mall of America. Arrival times permitting, take time to visit the largest shopping, dining, and entertainment complex in America.
Day 2 : North Dakota
Guests departing from Minneapolis/St. Paul join us this morning before we are off to discover America’s national parks.
Watch for bison on our way into Jamestown, North Dakota for the night.
Day 3 : Roosevelt National Park
Our morning drive takes us past wheat fields, grazing land, and oil wells.
This afternoon we visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park. This rugged wilderness of rocky cliffs and river valleys played a major role in shaping Theodore Roosevelt's sense of environmental conservation that millions of Americans benefit from today.
Our accommodations are in Medora, which retains the look of a frontier town.
This evening we have a steak dinner at the Pitchfork Fondue and enjoy the Medora Musical, a rousing patriotic salute to Teddy Roosevelt and North Dakota.
Day 4 : Montana
We make a stop at the Fort Peck Lake Interpretive Center to learn about the largest earth-filled dam in Montana. Completed in 1940, the dam provided thousands of jobs during The Great Depression and helped support Montana’s economic growth.
We overnight in Havre, Montana.
Day 5 : Glacier National Park
This morning, depart for Glacier National Park. Ranches and grazing lands give way to mountains as we drive across Montana. Spend some time in East Glacier Park Village before following scenic Highway 2 around the southern edge of Glacier National Park to Whitefish, Montana for the night.
Day 6 : Going-to-the-Sun Road
Today we explore Glacier National Park with local guides.
Board vintage red touring buses and travel one of the most scenic routes in the world, the Going-to-the-Sun Road. This beautiful region is comprised of dense forests, alpine meadows, cascading waterfalls, sparkling lakes, and more than 20 glaciers.
After the tour, we make our way to Great Falls for our overnight accommodations.
Day 7 : The Gates of the Mountains
Experience the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center, located near where the expedition spent nearly a month portaging around five waterfalls.
Afterwards, the scenery envelopes us during a boat ride through a three-mile-long canyon known as the Gates of the Mountains. Forged by the Missouri River through 1,200-foot limestone cliffs, the gorge was named by Meriwether Lewis in 1805. Watch for wildlife along our route.
This evening we stay in Helena, Montana’s capital city.
Day 8 : Mammoth Hot Springs
Our scenic drive takes us along the Gallatin River to the gateway town of Gardiner, Montana.
Enter Yellowstone National Park through the original entrance and spend some time exploring Mammoth Hot Springs.
Our accommodations for the next two nights are inside Yellowstone National Park.
Day 9 : Yellowstone
An expert park guide joins us for a full-day tour of incredible Yellowstone National Park, best known for its geysers and hydrothermal activity. Watch for bison, moose, elk, mule deer, antelope, and bear! During the tour, visit Old Faithful and view the beautiful Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. This incredible gorge of spectacular coloring is 20 miles long and 1,200 feet deep.
Day 10 : Cody
Today we continue through Yellowstone country and make our way to Cody, Wyoming, the rodeo capital of the world.
After an included lunch we stop at the Buffalo Bill Historic Center. Author James Mitchner called this world-class collection "The Smithsonian of the West."
We cowboy-up at a delicious dinner before retiring to our overnight accommodations.
Day 11 : Devil’s Tower
We continue through Wyoming with a stop at Devil’s Tower and then into South Dakota.
Enjoy two nights in Deadwood, a historic gaming town where the Old West is alive and well.
Day 12 : Mount Rushmore
Today we drive into the Black Hills to witness the majestic and monolithic Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorials.
In the afternoon, go on a 4 x 4 Jeep adventure through Custer State Park. Bison, elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorns, prairie dogs, and more live in these wide-open plains and granite peaks. Our professional Jeep driver/guides will safely get us up-close and personal with wildlife.
Day 13 : The Badlands
Travel through Badlands National Park, one of the most interesting geological displays in the world.
Finish the loop of Badlands National Park at the famous Wall Drug Store.
Then celebrate our travels at a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner at Chef Louie's Steakhouse in Mitchell, South Dakota.
Day 14 : Corn Palace
We start the day with a visit to the World’s Only Corn Palace. Redecorated annually, the exterior of the building is covered with murals made from corn and other grains.
Guests from Minnesota and Wisconsin return home today.
Our overnight accommodations are near the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.
Day 15 : Fly Home
Fly home with wonderful memories and experiences of America’s majestic parks.
July 12, 2020 - July 26, 2020
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August 23, 2020 - September 6, 2020
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August 29, 2020 - September 12, 2020
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Choose a State:
Birmingham - Birmingham Municipal Airport
Fayetteville/Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport
Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport
Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport
Orange County - John Wayne Airport
San Diego - San Diego International Airport
San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport
Denver - Denver International Airport
Hartford - Bradley International Airport
Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport
Washington - Washington Dulles International
Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport
Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport
Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport
Miami - Miami International Airport
Orlando - Orlando International Airport
Tallahassee - Tallahassee Regional Airport
Tampa - Tampa International Airport
West Palm Beach - Palm Beach Gardens
Atlanta - Hartsfield International Airport
Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport
Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport
Boise - Boise Airport
Chicago - O'Hare International Airport
Moline - Quad City Airport
Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport
Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport
Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport
South Bend - South Bend International Airport
Wichita - Mid-Continent Airport
Lexington - Blue Grass Field Airport
Louisville - Louisville International Airport
Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport
Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport
New Orleans - New Orleans International Airport
Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport
Boston - Logan International Airport
Baltimore - Baltimore Washington International
Detroit - Wayne County Airport
Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Airport
Lansing - Capital Region International Airport
Saginaw - MBS International Airport
Duluth - Duluth International Airport
Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport
Rochester - Rochester International Airport
Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport
Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport
St Louis - Lambert St. Louis International Airport
Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
Jackson - Jackson International Airport
Billings - Billings Logan International Airport
Bozeman - Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport
Missoula - Missoula County Airport
Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport
Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Bismarck - Bismarck Airport
Fargo - Hector International Airport
Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport
Lincoln - Lincoln Airport
Omaha - Eppley Airfield
Newark - Newark International Airport
Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport
Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport
Albany - Albany International Airport
Buffalo - Buffalo-Niagara International Airport
New York - Kennedy International Airport
New York - La Guardia Airport
Rochester - Greater Rochester International Airport
Syracuse - Hancock International Airport
Cincinnati - Cincinnati-NKY International Airport
Cleveland - Hopkins International Airport
Columbus - Port Columbus International
Dayton - Dayton International Airport
Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport
Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport
Portland - Portland International Airport
Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport
Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport
Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport
Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport
Charleston - Charleston International Airport
Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport
Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport
Knoxville - McGhee-Tyson Airport
Memphis - Memphis International Airport
Nashville - Nashville International Airport
Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Dallas - Dallas/Ft Worth International
Houston - George Bush Intercontinental
San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport
Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport
Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport
Richmond - Richmond International Airport
Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Spokane - Spokane International Airport
Appleton - Appleton International Airport
Eau Claire - Groome Transportation
Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport
Madison - Dane County Regional Airport
Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport
Mosinee - Central Wisconsin Airport
Charleston - Yeager Airport
Motorcoach Pickup Locations:
Albert Lea, MN - HyVee Grocery Store
Appleton, WI - DoubleTree
Austin, MN - Walmart
Baldwin, WI - WisDOT Park & Ride 55-02
Baraboo/Lake Delton, WI - McDonalds
Bayside, WI - McDonalds
Bloomington, MN - Best Western Plus Bloomington Hotel
Bloomington, MN - Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington
Bloomington, MN - Holiday Inn Airport South
Brookfield, WI - Best Western
Brooklyn Park, MSP - Marriott Hotel
Chippewa Falls, WI - McDonalds
Davenport, IA - Best Western Plus SteepleGate Inn
Dubuque, IA - Walmart Supercenter
Eau Claire, WI - Holiday Vacations Office
Faribault, MN - Regency Inn & Suites
Fond Du Lac, WI - Radisson Inn & Conference Center
Germantown, WI - Country Inn & Suites
Green Bay, WI - AmericInn By Wyndham
Green Bay, WI - Best Western Green Bay Inn
Hudson, WI - WisDOT Park & Ride 55-05
Janesville, WI - Festival Foods
Johnson Creek, WI - Pine Cone Café
Kenosha, WI - McDonalds
Madison, WI - Baymont Inn
Madison, WI - Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel
Manitowoc, WI - Holiday Inn
Marshfield, WI - Holiday Inn & Conv. Center
Mauston, WI - McDonalds
Menomonie, WI - AmericInn
Menomonie, WI - Quality Inn & Suites
Merrill, WI - Walmart
Milwaukee, WI - Radisson Hotel Milwaukee Airport
Minnetonka, MN - Sheraton Minneapolis West
Oconomowoc, WI - Pick N Save
Onalaska, WI - Holiday Inn Express
Oshkosh, WI - Perkins Restaurant
Osseo, WI - McDonalds
Owatonna, MN - Walmart Supercenter
Portage, WI - Petro Portage
Racine, WI - Petro Station
Rockford, IL - Holiday Inn
Sheboygan, WI - McDonalds
Shoreview, MN - Best Western
South Beloit, IL - Flying J Travel Plaza
Sparta, WI - Country Inn & Suites
St Paul, MN - Doubletree By Hilton
Stevens Point, WI - Dunham's Sports
Tomah, WI - McDonalds
Waukesha, WI - McDonalds
Wausau, WI - The Plaza Hotel & Suites
Wauwatosa, WI - Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West
West Bend, WI - AmericInn
Wisconsin Rapids, WI - Walmart Supercenter
Tour days tend to be shorter in length, at a relaxed pace, and include lots of unscheduled time for leisure. Expect standing and walking for extended periods of time on flat surfaces, mostly low altitudes, and consistent temperatures.
Tour days usually move at a leisurely pace. Some days’ scheduled activities last longer than others. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on occasionally uneven terrain. You may experience changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a consistent pace, and may include long travel days. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on uneven surfaces. Some destinations may have changes in altitude and/or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a brisk pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on uneven surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a vigorous pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on rough surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.