Mountain West Adventure
July 14 to 26, 2021
Wednesday – July 14, 2021
We will depart Louisville this morning and travel north to Indianapolis for our morning break. We will continue on to Bloomington for lunch. This afternoon, we will visit Antique Archaeology – The American Picker’s Store. This is the home base for the American Pickers Show on History Channel and located in the historic Mississippi River town of LeClaire, Iowa, birthplace of Buffalo Bill. We continue on to Coralville, IA to overnight.
Thursday – July 15, 2021 -- breakfast included at hotel
We depart this morning and travel to John Wayne’s Birthplace and Museum. Celebrate the famous actor and small-town local boy as you explore John Wayne’s birthplace house and museum. We will continue on to Roseman Covered Bridge – made famous by the movie Bridges of Madison County. Walk the bridge and sign your name inside! Our overnight accommodations are in Sioux City, IA.
Friday – July 16, 2021 – breakfast included at hotel
We depart this morning and travel to Chamberlain, SD for a morning break. Today is full of sightseeing and photo stops. We will make a picture stop at the famous Corn Palace. We enter Badlands National Park – 244,000 acres of stunning examples of geological variety: jagged cliffs, deep canyons and sharp buttes, formed by relentless forces of nature. We will stop in Wall Drug Store – one of the world’s most well known roadside stops, famous for its signs offering free ice water during the Great Depression. We will continue on to Rapid City, SD where we will overnight the next 2 nights.
Saturday – July 17, 2021—breakfast included at hotel
Today may be one of the highlights of this tripas we tour Black Hills National Park. We visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Custer State Park, Needles Highway, Crazy Horse Mountain and Memorial, and much more. Our lunch stop is the presidential summer White House for former president Calvin Coolidge, State Game Lodge, where the Buffalo soup is a favorite!! We will also browse the buildings from the movie set of Dances with Wolves. Be sure to have your camera ready for the picturesque views at Sylvan Lake and through the scenic tunnels and pigtail bridges of Iron Mountain Road.
Sunday– July 18, 2021—breakfast included at hotel
Today's adventures include a visit to Deadwood, South Dakota. Enjoy free time in the town and be sure to check out the shoot-outs in the street and the shooting of Wild Bill by Jack McCall. We will also visit Devils Tower National Monument – the first National Monument set aside for the American people by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. This monument was famously seen in the movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Our travels continue on to Buffalo, WY to overnight after dinner at the Bozeman Trail Steakhouse (included).
Monday – July 19, 2021---breakfast included at hotel
This morning we will enjoy scenic travel through Big Horn National Forest. Check out the breathtaking views of this sister mountain range of the Rocky Mountains. We continue on to Cody, WY and tour the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Lunch is included at the Center. Tonight we will enjoy Wild Western family fun at the Cody Nite Rodeo. We overnight in Cody.
Tuesday – July 20, 2021—breakfast included at hotel
Today is another one of the top highlights of the tour – Yellowstone National Park, the first National Park in the United States and the largest. We will visit Old Faithful , Canyon Village, and stop at the Paint Pots.. We will continue on to Jackson, WY where we will overnight the next 2 nights.
Wednesday – July 21, 2021
Today will be one of the most exciting days of the tour. Enjoy a peaceful 13 mile scenic float trip down the Snake River, with the Grand Tetons as the backdrop. You will definitely want your camera ready for this one as you never know what wildlife will make an appearance. Dinner is a special treat…we will attend the Bar J Chuckwagon Supper with entertainment by the Bar J Wranglers and visits to shops and exhibits.
Thursday – July 22, 2021
This morning we say goodbye to Jackson Hole and head to Rock Springs, WY for a morning break. There is lots of beautiful scenery as we continue on to Steamboat Springs, CO to overnight.
Friday – July23, 2021—breakfast included at hotel
After departing the hotel, we will visit the small town of Grand Lakes, Colorado, before heading into Rocky Mountain National Park where we will have time to explore the town and shop. Next, discover why the Rocky Mountains of Colorado are the object of so many people’s affections today. You’ll see the best of the best: majestic mountains, wildlife you’ve only seen on TV, and views like nothing you’ve ever witnessed. You will have more photo op’s than your camera will know what to do with. This evening we will overnight in Longmont, CO.
Saturday – July 24, 2021---breakfast included at hotel
We will visit the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Have lunch at the Café T-Rex before departing. We bid farewell to Denver this afternoon where our travels take us to Colby, KS to overnight.
Sunday – July 25, 2021—breakfast included at hotel
We will travel east through Topeka and Kansas City today taking breaks en-route. This will include a visit to the Dwight D Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. There is so much history to explore and learn about Ike’s life and legacy throughout the Visitor’s Center, boyhood home, and Library. We will arrive in Blue Springs, MO, where we will overnight at the Drury Inn & Suites. We will arrive in time for their 5:30 kick-back featuring a rotating menu of free hot food and cold beverages. Stop by the lobby for free popcorn and soft drinks until 10 pm.
Monday – July 26, 2021 – hot breakfast included at hotel
We continue our travel east to St Louis for lunch, arriving home early this evening.Tour Cost