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Little Bighorn Montana Tour
Visit General Custer’s last stand at Little Bighorn in Montana as part of our Caravan Mt Rushmore Tour.
The Battle of Little Bighorn took place in June of 1876 on what was then the Crow Indian Reservation. Three Indian tribes joined forces, lead by Chief Sitting Bull and Chief Crazy Horse, to overrun and defeat General Custer’s army of more than 700 soldiers.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
The vistas in Big Sky Country Montana stretch from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains and they are sure to amaze you, as will the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.
Located near Billings, Montana, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument was created in 1876 to preserve the area. It is also meant to commemorate the US soldiers and native Indians who had lost their lives during that historic battle on June 25 and 26, 1876. Historically famous as the site of Custer’s last stand, Little Bighorn Monument is located in the lands of the Crow Nation and also includes the Custer National Cemetery.
Situated just a little northwest of Little Bighorn Battlefield is Billings, Montana, another stop on Caravan’s Mt Rushmore tour.
Named after a former Northern Pacific Railroad president, and founded in 1882, Billings was briefly given the moniker of Magic City because of the rapid growth it experienced not long after its inception. Billings Montana is located between Yellowstone River and the unique Rimrock sandstone formations. Lewis and Clark first opened this area to exploration during their famous expedition from 1804 to 1806.
The Rimrock formations were created from deposits made about 80 million years ago when the Western Interior Seaway — which ran from the Gulf of Mexico up to the Arctic — left behind a deep layer of sand. The resulting compression formed the sandstone rims that we see today.
Not far from Little Bighorn Battlefield and a little to the south is Sheridan, Wyoming. Renowned as the King of Cowboy Towns, Sheridan is located near a strong concentration of American Indian War battle sites. This authentically Western town was once home to the likes of Buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakley, as well as many performers in Cody’s famous Wild West Show.
Caravan’s Mt Rushmore tour also includes a visit to Sheridan, Wyoming. Nestled in the shadows of the Bighorn Mountains, legendary craftsmen and rough riders share an urban cowboy main street rich with a mix of modern cuisine and remarkable historical saloons.
About Caravan Tours
Established in 1952, as a family owned all inclusive tour company Caravan Tours is still a second-generation, family run tour operator. Our all inclusive North and Central American tours are low cost, affordable, fully guided tours to destinations throughout the United States, Canada, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Panama.
To learn more about our Caravan Mt Rushmore and Yellowstone tour that includes a visit to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, plus Billings Montana and Sheridan Wyoming, please call Caravan directly Toll Free at 1-800-227-2826 (or Chicago local at 312-321-9800) or:
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2020 Departure Dates
|May||22**, 23**, 24**, 25**, 26**, 27**, 28**, 29**, 30**, 31**|
|Jun||1*, 2*, 3*, 4*, 5*, 6*, 7*, 8*, 9*, 10*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*, 25*, 26*, 27*, 28*, 29*, 30*|
|Jul||1*, 2*, 3*, 4*, 5*, 6*, 7*, 8*, 9*, 10*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*, 25*, 26*, 27*, 28*, 29*, 30*, 31*|
|Aug||1*, 2*, 3*, 4*, 5*, 6*, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31|
|Sep||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28|
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2020 Price Per Person - $U.S.
|Room Type||Super Value||Great Value||Special Value|
|Double||$ 1395||$ 1495||$ 1595|
Plus Taxes and Fees:
Double $259; Triple $239; Single $319
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and to Reserve Space
Caravan’s tours sell out fast! Please call 1-800-CARAVAN or 312-321-9800 before confirming other travel arrangements to verify availability of your preferred departure date. You can reserve space free for up to 3 days, then a $300 deposit per person is due. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
$99 Travel Protection Plan
Caravan’s $99 travel protection plan offers peace of mind if you cancel for any reason whatsoever prior to the departure of the tour. The travel protection plan also includes air, baggage, evacuation and medical coverage.
Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan. Here is a list of some of the airlines that service this tour.
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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
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Hotels - listed by day
Rapid City, South Dakota
Hilton Garden Inn
Yellowstone Park, Wyoming
Old Faithful Inn
The Virginian Lodge
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Accommodations in the hotels and lodges are rooms with two beds and private bath or shower. A limited number of single rooms are available. Triple rooms are usually two beds, sometimes with a cot or rollaway.
Days 1, 2 – Rapid City, South Dakota
The Rushmore Hotel is an elegant and artistic hotel located in the heart of Rapid City. The lobby has a marble floor design intricately pieced together with 75 different exotic stones from all over the world. All guest rooms at the Rushmore Hotel have coffeemakers and high speed internet. In Rapid City, “The City of Presidents,” there are now 43 life size bronze statues of former U.S. presidents on city street corners. A statue of President John F. Kennedy and his son, John F. Kennedy, Jr. stands outside the hotel.
Day 3 – Billings, Montana
Hilton Garden Inn
Billings, Montana's largest city, is located in the south-central portion of the state. The Hilton Garden Inn is a modern mid-rise hotel located in the newer retail area of Billings, approximately 1/4 mile from Rimrock Mall. Each of the rooms has complimentary wired and wireless internet access, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron & ironing board, and hairdryer. The Hilton Garden Inn's fitness center includes a heated indoor pool and whirlpool. The hotel has a restaurant and lobby bar and is within easy walking distance of several restaurants.
Days 4, 5 – Yellowstone Park, Wyoming
Old Faithful Inn
Old Faithful Inn is a National Park Lodge located inside Yelowstone National Park and within easy viewing and walking distance of Old Faithful Geyser. Staying within Yellowstone enhances your wildlife viewing and sightseeing opportunities. Yellowstone National Park is a visual playground with bubbling hot springs, thunderous waterfalls, fascinating wildlife and steaming geysers. Internet service is available on an hourly or daily basis for a fee. Elevation at Old Faithful is approximately 7,300 feet.
Day 6 – Jackson, Wyoming
The Virginian Lodge
The Virginian is located in Jackson, Wyoming. Enjoy views of the surrounding mountains from the swimming pool and hot tub. The hotel also is home to a Jackson Hole favorite, The Virginian Saloon, featuring butting ram mounts and packed with artifacts reflecting the regional culture. Elevation at Jackson is approximately 6,300 feet.
Day 7 – Salt Lake City, Utah
The Hilton Salt Lake City is located in the heart of Salt Lake City, two blocks from Temple Square and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The rooms have all the modern amenities, including television, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, phone, voice mail, data port.
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Caravan's Rapid City, South Dakota hotel, the Rushmore Hotel provides a courtesy shuttle from the Rapid City Airport (RAP). Upon arrival, request by calling the Rushmore Hotel at 1-605-348-8300 or 1-855-732-3622. The shuttle operates daily from 5:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. Taxis cost $25.00 to $30.00 and take 20 minutes.
Caravan provides departure transfers from the Hilton in Salt Lake City, Utah to the Salt Lake City Airport (SLC). Taxis cost approximately $25.00. Please allow 20 minutes for the drive.
Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan Tours. Here are lists of airlines that service this tour:
||There are about two dozen flights into Rapid City daily. Delta and United (operating as United Express) have the most flights. American has one or two flights a day. Allegiant offers service from Phoenix and Las Vegas.|
||Air Canada, America West, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Jetblue, Salmon Air, Southwest, Sun Country, United Airlines|
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This is a predominantly casual tour. Casual wear is suggested for sightseeing and daytime travelling. Dress code for most evenings is smart casual.