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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse

  • Relive the passion and excitement of the Western Expansion with the Medora Musical
  • Get a sense of the wide open plains of North Dakota, with roaming herds of buffalo and wild horses during your visit to Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • Experience the grandeur of Crazy Horse National Monument (above right) as you stand on the carving, viewing the lands of Crazy Horse’s people
  • Visit Mt. Rushmore, both during the day and at night, for a patriotic tribute to the United States
  • Thrill to the beauty of the Black Hills as you ride in jeeps across the hills -this is truly the where buffalo roam and antelope play
  • Roundtrip airfare to Bismarck/from Rapid City
  • Day 1

    Fly to Bismarck, the capital of North Dakota. Your accommodations are centrally located. Radisson Hotel – 2 nights (L)

  • Day 2

    Located on the Missouri River, the area around Bismarck played an important role in Lewis and Clark’s expedition. It was home to one of the western-most forts during later expansion efforts. Tour General George Armstrong Custer’s home at Fort Abraham Lincoln, stroll Mandan villages, and visit the North Dakota Heritage Center. (FB,L)

  • Day 3

    Follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark to Knife Village, a reconstructed Mandan village. This is where their expedition spent its first winter as the party searched for the waterway that would lead to the Pacific. As you walk through the village you will learn about the importance of this winter layover and the culture of the people who meant so much to the expedition. Tonight, the history of the expansion comes alive at the Medora Musical. This pageant has been capturing the essence of the west for many decades. Rough Rider Hotel – 2 nights (FB,L,D)

  • Day 4

    Join Cowboy Lyle as he spins tales and weaves the history of the west into your visit to Theodore Roosevelt National Park this morning. Keep your eyes open for buffalo and wild horses. And yes, you are apt to fall in love with the little prairie dogs too… Merriweather Lewis certainly did. This afternoon spend time in Medora, celebrating the lives or TR and the many others who fell in love with and were ultimately shaped by the West. Visit Chateau de Mores for an example of the “good life” in the West. (L)

  • Day 5

    A day of transition as you move from the grasslands of western North Dakota into the Black Hills of South Dakota. Stop in small towns along the way to get a sense of life in the Dakotas both past and present. Tonight, dinner at the Bay Leaf Cafe features the state fish, walleye. Hampton Inn Spearfish (L,D)

  • Day 6-7

    The Black Hills were sacred mountains to the Lakota Sioux. Today they are home to monumental tributes to both the leaders of the United States and the Sioux nation. Mt. Rushmore celebrates our birth, growth and tribulations of a young country. Crazy Horse, a monument still in the making, pays homage to the leader of the Sioux. Both monuments are breathtaking and awe-inspiring. At Custer State Park, thrill to the wildlife that calls these hills home as you travel across the rolling hills by jeep. Palmer Gulch Lodge – 2 nights (2B,L)

  • Day 8

    There is one more drive through the hills of South Dakota as we make our way to Rapid City, the city of presidents. A brief stop to explore its many statues and then it is off to the airport. May you return home with a greater appreciation of the history and culture of the Dakotas. (B)

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17th Annual Christmas Mystery Tour

This trip completely sold out from Preview Day responses. Because the trip doesn’t depart for 7 months, we encourage you to put your name on the wait list if you would like to go. There undoubtedly will be some cancellations.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Sierra Repertory Theatre performs one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. Two pairs of lovers and a rag-tag group of actors get lost in the woods. Meanwhile, the fairy kingdom is turned upside down by two quarreling leaders. Hold on to your heart – Cupid is armed and dangerous; and you’ll be laughing as his arrows go astray. Lunch is included at the City Hotel prior to the 2pm matinee.

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A Play on the Lake, A Ride to the Sky

Head to Lake Tahoe for a fun overnighter featuring the 1960’s musical, Beehive. An exuberant jukebox celebration of women musicians from the 60’s; Beehive transports audiences on a nostalgic musical journey. The outdoor venue at Sand Harbor is perfect for a summer night of music, laughter, and of course Aqua Net-glistening coiffures! Join your fellow Sports Leisure travelers for a late morning trip to Truckee. Check into the Hampton Inn, don your best 60’s apparel (optional) before dinner at Moody’s before enjoying the show. Imagine, this venue has one of the most stunning backdrops in the world, a Lake Tahoe sunset!
After breakfast at the hotel; depart for Olympic Valley. Squaw Valley is one of the largest ski areas in the United States, and was host site of the entire 1960 Winter Olympics. A tram ride to the summit provides an aerial view of the valley, plus takes you to High Camp for lunch. Visit the Olympic Museum before returning to Sacramento, mid-afternoon.

8 Days · 13 Meals

Your trip includes all accommodations, airfare from Sacramento*, all listed activities and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director

*If applicable. Not traveling from Sacramento? Not a problem, just give us a call.

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