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Mount Rushmore Guided Tours
Embarking on a guided tour through Mount Rushmore is like stepping into a time warp and experiencing the majesty of America’s past. Mount Rushmore offers an immersive experience that tugs at the heartstrings of patriots and explorers alike, from the sculptures that tower above to the rustic scenery surrounding its hallowed grounds.
When it comes to touring, there’s no better option than Caravan, your truster partner for Mount Rushmore Guided Tours. Our guides are experts in Rushmore, from its storied history to the intricate carving methods used to create the memorial.
But don’t let our knowledge fool you — we also know how to have some fun. With engaging stories and interactive experiences, our tours will leave you with memories that last a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Book a guided Mount Rushmore tour with us and see what all the fuss is about!
The Benefits of Taking a Guided Mount Rushmore Tour
Taking a Mount Rushmore Guided Tour is one way to get the most out of your visit. Guided tours can provide an in-depth look at this iconic national monument’s history and significance and offer access to areas off-limits to general park visitors.
Here are some of the key benefits that guided tours bring:
Expertise: A good guide has knowledge about Mount Rushmore that exceeds what’s available on the standard tourist brochures or websites – they can give you an interesting look at specific historical points related to the monument and share interesting facts not found elsewhere.
Accessibility: Some areas of Mount Rushmore are off-limits to the general public. Guided tours offer access to these special places, which would otherwise be unavailable in many cases.
Comfort: Guided tours are often conducted in air-conditioned buses or other comfortable vehicles. This means no more long hikes up the mountain on hot summer days! Instead, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and learn about Mount Rushmore while enjoying comfort and convenience.
Convenience: Taking a guided tour means you don’t have to worry about getting lost or missing out on any important sites at Mount Rushmore – your guide will ensure you hit all the highlights without taking too much time.
Fun: A guided tour of Mount Rushmore isn’t just educational. It can also be a lot of fun! Guides often add their flair to the tour, making for an entertaining and engaging experience you won’t soon forget.
So when planning your visit to Mount Rushmore, consider taking a guided tour with Caravan – it could be one of the most rewarding experiences from your trip!
Unique Mount Rushmore Experiences With Caravan Guided Tours
Do you want to do something unique while visiting South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore? Caravan Guided Tours offer exclusive and customizable tour options that cater to all kinds of travelers, from helicopter tours to the Presidential Trail.
Join us for an unforgettable and entertaining adventure. Be ready to learn little-known facts and incredible stories from our expert guides. For a detailed tour, here’s our itinerary to explore the magic of Mount Rushmore.
Day 1: Rapid City in South Dakota
Ready to see America’s grandest sights? Of course, you are! Day 1 sets the stage for adventure in Rapid City, South Dakota! Take the hotel bus from the airport and unpack at your hotel in the middle of the city at 3:00 p.m.
Once you’ve settled in, it’s time for the welcome briefing with Caravan at 7:00 p.m. Here’s the inside scoop: Most tours call The Rushmore Hotel home, but trips beginning on Sept. 19 and 20 get to explore the Holiday Inn Rapid City Downtown instead!
Day 2: Crazy Horse Memorial
Hey there, adventure-seeker! Ready to go on an epic journey to see some of America’s most remarkable historical monuments?
First stop: the iconic National Monument in Mt. Rushmore! Take a gander at the gigantic faces of Presidents Roosevelt, Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, and Teddy.
Next up, we’re heading to the gigantic Crazy Horse Memorial —- It’s still being built after 50 years! Native American artisans will show off their outstanding crafts here, so make sure to check them out. Also, don’t forget to check out North America’s Indian Museum here.
We’ll end the day with a beautiful drive through the Black Hills. This will take us back to busy Rapid City, where you can see the historic area and statues of our past presidents that are bigger than life. Let’s go!
Day 3: Little Bighorn and Billings
It’s day 3! We begin with a fantastic road trip through Wyoming’s lands and fields and then saddle up for a visit to Sheridan’s cowboy town. We’ll enjoy a filling picnic lunch before hitting the road again and crossing into Montana, aka “Big Sky Country.”
Our next stop is Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, the site of the legendary battle of 1876. Keep your camera ready!
Lastly, we reach Billings, a charming little town snuggled between the Rimrocks and Yellowstone River, where campers’ Clark and Lewis camped back in 1806.
Day 4: Yellowstone National Park (Part I)
On Day 4, we will keep cruising down the Yellowstone River. Thanks to the Lewis & Clark Trail, we’ll enjoy scenic views of Montana!
Next stop, we’ll have to watch out for moose, bears, and wolves as we explore the park’s 2-million-acre land. There are an average of three hundred geysers and more than ten thousand hot springs, mud pots, and fumaroles to check out! We will also go to Mammoth Hot Springs, where the elks run free. Don’t miss out on the terraced pools too!
Finally, we’ll hang out at the Old Faithful Basin for the next two nights. The best part? The Old Faithful Geyser is a short distance from your Old Faithful Inn and Snow Lodge. Every period of ninety minutes, it pours hundreds of gallons of hot water, making it a crowd-pleaser! Remember that the elevation of Old Faithful is around 7,300 feet.
Day 5: Yellowstone National Park (Part II)
We’re still in Yellowstone National Park (Part II) for the 5th day, and it’s time for the adventure to continue. Check out the one-of-a-kind Norris Geyser Basin, chill out at Fishing Bridge Visitor Center, and make sure to feast your eyes on Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon.
Trust us — you want to make sure to take advantage of the booming Yellowstone Falls, which are twice as tall as Niagara Falls! Then, we’ll head back to the hotel for leisure time and geyser gazing.
Day 6: From Grand Tetons, Jackson, to Pocatello, Idaho
It’s Day 6, and it’s time to check out Grand Teton National Park. With 12,000 ft .peaks, look at the jagged Teton Range. They’re the background of the movie “Shane”! Get your photos at Jenny Lake and carry them to Jackson, Wyoming.
You’ll have plenty of time to wander around their unique galleries and boutiques and admire the antler bridge at the Jackson town square entry. Feeling thirsty? Hop into the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, where the bar stools are made of horse saddles!
Afterward, you’ll cruise into all-suite hotel digs in Pocatello, Idaho, to chill out. But beware! The altitude in Pocatello is about 4,462 ft — we don’t want you to be short of breath.
Day 7: Pocatello
Get your seat belts on – on Day 7, we’ll be continuing our trip through time! First, we’ll explore Pocatello and bring back memories of the emigrants who journeyed to the Old Oregon Trail. We’ll visit the Fort Hall Trading Post replica they once stocked their wagons before heading westward.
Next, we’ll venture into Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah. Our ride around the city will allow us to catch sight of the Capitol Building of the Utah State, and a quick stop-over at Temple Square is a must! These fountains and gardens are a paradise for visitors.
We’ll even check out the legendary home of the Tabernacle Choir of Mormons (except for unavailability due to religious ceremonies). Dinner wraps up this packed day 7!
Day 8: Return to Salt Lake City
Wrap up your tour with breakfast on Day 8 in Salt Lake City. After breakfast, catch your provided airport transfer and head home!
Experience and See All the Beauty Mount Rushmore Has To Offer
Visiting Mount Rushmore on a guided tour offers an excellent way for travelers to enjoy an all-inclusive experience filled with stunning scenery and lasting memories. From the incomparable food to the captivating activities, each moment spent discovering this vast landscape can be unmatched in its splendor.
Whether you’re planning your first visit or your twentieth, our experienced professionals will ensure you get the best possible experience with all of your travel needs to be taken care of. For an unforgettable guided tour of Mount Rushmore, call Caravan at 1-800-CARAVAN or +1-312-321-9800. We look forward to welcoming you and helping create memories that will last a lifetime.
Why Travel with Caravan?
Why Travel with Caravan?
Excellence Since 1952
You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.
Caravan's Proud History
In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.
Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.
Most meals included within Latin America. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. Bottled water is provided on motorcoaches in Latin America.
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Fully Guided by Tour Directors
All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.
Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.
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