America’s National Parks
- 10 days – Rapid City to Salt Lake City
- Breakfast daily, 4 dinners included
- Tour director, driver, local guides
- Small group – maximum of 24 people
Join Globus Tours’ America’s National Parks tour for a small-group experience through the wilderness of America’s Rocky Mountain region. These guided tours provide an excellent value for travelers because of the many inclusions, the number of destinations visited, the ease of logistics, and the incredible knowledge and information the guides share throughout the journey. Without the stress of driving and having to worry about the planning details, you can simply relax and enjoy the sights. Personalize your itinerary with add-on excursions or activities tailored to your interests.
Crazy Horse Memorial
The Crazy Horse Memorial, currently under construction in the Black Hills, honors and preserves the culture of the Native Americans that inhabited the region. Paying homage to Crazy Horse, a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe, the memorial is a monument to the man who put the needs of his people first, leading the cavalry in the Battle of Little Bighorn to fight General Custer and his men.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Visit one of the United States’ most iconic and beloved memorials, Mount Rushmore, which is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Gutzon Borglum selected George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt for his monument because he believed they represented the most important events in the history of the USA. Hosting approximately 3 million visitors annually, Mount Rushmore is an important part of history and a must-see for tourists in the National Parks of the Dakotas.
Black Hills National Forest
Sprawling 1.2 million acres through western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming, Black Hills National Forest is a scenic destination for horseback riding, hiking, camping, and rock climbing. Animal inhabitants of the forest include deer, mountain lions, mountain goats, foxes, big-horned sheep, marmots, and prairie dogs.
In 1876, prospectors founded Deadwood, a gulch filled with dead trees and creeks full of gold. The tiny town boomed, quickly attracting gunslingers, gamblers, and outlaws and gaining quite the reputation. Wild Bill Hickock, Calamity Jane, and Seth Bullock roamed the streets, and today, visitors can view the town in its former glory as played by the Deadwood Alive theater troupe. The fun of Deadwood has evolved to include modern-day gaming facilities, spas, and live music venues, so all visitors will enjoy learning about the past while indulging in delectable food, drink, and quality entertainment.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone was established as the first national park in the United States, and today boasts over 4 million annual visitors. Explore thermal basins, hike the trails, watch wildlife, or feel the power of the geyser spray of Old Faithful. Activities for children, such as the junior ranger or young scientist programs, help to inspire awe of nature in young visitors.
Would you like to learn more?
If the Rocky Mountain states have captured your imagination and you yearn to explore the beauty of the National Parks with the benefits of a guided tour, our team is here to help. Contact us today to discuss this, or one of the other many itineraries available for this breathtaking region of the United States.
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