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Country Travel Discoveries 2021-2022

Country Travel Discoveries 2022

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DAY 1—WELCOME TO SOUTH DAKOTA Enjoy meeting your fellow travelers and Discovery Director at a welcome reception in Rapid City, the gateway to South Dakota's Black Hills and Badlands region. DAY 2—WALL DRUG/MINUTEMAN MISSILE/BADLANDS The morning begins with a stop at Wall Drug, voted one of America's most popular roadside attractions. Sarah Hustead, whose great-grandfather started the business in 1931 as a humble pharmacy, will greet us. Over some homemade donuts and coffee, Sarah will explain how the location transformed into a shopping mall full of any kind of souvenir imaginable. Next, we're off to Minuteman Missile National Historic Site to learn how the Cold War impacted the Great Plains. Peer deep down into Delta-09 Missile Silo, which once contained a 1.2 megaton nuclear warhead. Get your camera ready as we spend the rest of the day in South Dakota's iconic Badlands National Park. The striking geological deposits seem to change color almost every minute in the shifting afternoon sun. Here we'll enjoy lunch in the park and stop at multiple scenic overlooks for photo opportunities before returning for a second night in Rapid City. B, L DAY 3—BEAR BUTTE GARDENS/HONEY FARM/FISH HATCHERY Today, we are hosted by Rick and Michelle Grosek, owners of Bear Butte Gardens—a 120-acre homestead near Sturgis. Learn what it takes to grow many different kinds of vegetables as well as the ins-and-outs of raising lamb and chicken in the dry Black Hills climate. Our tastebuds will savor their farm-to-table lunch featuring their latest harvest and fresh meats. Then, we are off to see what all the 'buzz' is about as we meet Mitch & Lisa Irion. Black Hills Honey Farm focuses on the health of honey bees and how they can be sustainably harvested. We won't leave without tasting some of their sweet honey! Next, the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery was established in 1896. We'll learn from one of the biologists how the hatchery manages the trout population in South Dakota and surrounding states. You'll be mesmerized with their underwater fish viewing area, too. B, L Three 2022 Departures 7 DAYS • 12 MEALS 7 DAYS • 12 MEALS Mount Rushmore, Black Hills & Badlands Meet the Friendly Faces of the Land of Infinite Variety For 'Great Faces, Great Places'…it has to be South Dakota! We'll visit all the must-see attractions such as Mount Rushmore, Badlands, Deadwood, Wall Drug, and even cross Wyoming to gaze in awe at Devils Tower. All the while we discover the 'backroads' stops that make our tours so memorable. From a working cattle ranch to a honey harvester deep in the Black Hills, to an alpaca farm and more, the "Mount Rushmore State" awaits. Visit the nation's first national monument, Devils Tower in Wyoming Geographic Center of the National Monument Devils Tower Mount Rushmore Caputa Alpaca Farm Chuckwagon Supper at Custer State Park Crazy Horse Memorial DC Booth Fish Hatchery Custer Rapid City Spearfish Badlands National Park Minuteman Missle Delta 9 Site Wall Drug Store Bear Butte Gardens 2 2 2 WY SD Elevations Elevations reach 6,000 ft reach 6,000 ft on this tour on this tour First Night Last Night Overnight Highlight Tour Route 42 AUTHENTIC TRAVEL EXPERIENCES |

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