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Yellowstone Tour Includes
Mt Rushmore National Memorial
Travel from Rapid City South Dakota to see the Mount Rushmore presidents and explore the living history of America on Caravan Tours' all-inclusive, fully escorted Mount Rushmore Tours.
Historical Sights Visited on Caravan Mt Rushmore Tours
Our Mt Rushmore tours allow you to visit some of America's grandest and most historically significant tourist attractions including the site of Custer's Last Stand at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana, plus Mammoth Hot Springs in Wyoming. See our blog article for more information about the Little Bighorn Battlefield.
Caravan’s Mount Rushmore tour package also includes:
- Mount Rushmore National Memorial Tour
- Crazy Horse Monument Tour
- Yellowstone National Park Tour
- Grand Tetons River Float Trip
Mount Rushmore National Park & Monument
Located just 23 miles from Rapid City in the majestic beauty of the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore has been called America's "Shrine of Democracy." It was created to represent the first 150 years of American history. Mount Rushmore is a symbol of freedom and democracy and a hope for all people of all cultures.
Sculptor Gutzon Borglum labored with a team of 400 workers from 1927 until his death in 1941. Their objective was to carve from the granite face of Mount Rushmore the 60-foot busts of four exalted American presidents. Many people wonder, Why these four presidents on Mount Rushmore?
George Washington – Is the US president who “Represents the struggle for America's independence.”
Thomas Jefferson - Is the US president who “Symbolizes the idea of government by the people.”
Abraham Lincoln - Is the US president who “Extolls the virtues of equality and the permanent union of the states.”
Theodore Roosevelt - Is the US president who “Epitomizes the role of the United States in world affairs during the 20th century.”
The rock sculptures of America's four great presidents were never completed in detail down to the waist as Borglum had initially conceived it, and most likely they will remain uncompleted.
Borglum chose the location of Mount Rushmore National Memorial because of the quality of the granite and because the rock face catches the sun for the greatest part of the day.
Of the 14 years it took to complete Mount Rushmore, only about six and a half years were spent actually carving the mountain, the rest of the time was lost due to weather delays or lack of funding.
Guntzon Borglum stated, "A monument's dimensions should be determined by the importance to civilization of the events commemorated…[and] shall endure until the wind and the rain alone shall wear them away."
Mount Rushmore National Monument memorializes the birth, growth, preservation, and development of the United States of America.
Other Mount Rushmore Facts
- Mount Rushmore presidents include the faces of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln & Roosevelt
- The president’s faces are 60 feet tall and located 500 feet up the mountain
- Mount Rushmore National Park is 5725 feet above sea level
- The faces on Mt Rushmore cost less than $1 million to create (Approx. $17.1 million in 2017 dollars)
- Mount Rushmore recently underwent 10 years of restoration & development of new visitor facilities
- A new walking trail provides spectacular close-up views of Mount Rushmore presidents
- The site includes Gutzon Borglum's Sculptor's Studio displaying plaster models and tools
- The new Lincoln Borglum Museum opened in 1998 after a $56 million redevelopment
About Caravan Tours
Since 1952, family owned and operated Caravan Tours has delivered an unrivaled standard of excellence for escorted, All Inclusive Tours. For more than six and a half decades we’ve offered affordable, fully escorted tours throughout North and Central America.
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Plus Taxes and Fees:
Double $279; Triple $259; Single $339
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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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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.