Black Hills Buffalo Roundup

America's Largest Buffalo Herd

5 Days  |  Sept 26-30, 2018 and Sept 25-29, 2019

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The dust flies and the ground trembles as the largest herd of buffalo in the country are rounded up and driven past you by cowboys on horseback. Designated viewing spots, described as "pretty darn close," are picked out on the hill and mountainsides by the park rangers. If you are looking for a "Taste of the Real American West," it doesn't get much better than this.

Black Hills Buffalo Roundup

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  • Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup
  • Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival
  • Buffalo Jeep Ride at Custer State Park
  • Visit to Mount Rushmore
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Kevin Costner’s Tatanka
    • “Legend of the Buffalo”
  • Historic Deadwood Tour
  • Boot Hill Cemetery
  • The 1880 Train Ride
  • Iron Mountain Road
  • Four Nights First Class Lodging
  • Four Hotel Breakfasts
  • Two Dinners
  • Three Days with Local Guide
  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • All Taxes & Tips on the services
  • Luggage Handling
  • One Free with Every 16 Paid



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Day 1 – Rapid City – Mount Rushmore

Arrival day in Rapid City, SD. Check into your Black Hills hotel for a four night stay. Dinner is included this evening at a local restaurant. Then you visit Mount Rushmore, where you will have a chance to walk up close to the monument, visit the artists studio, then enjoy the evening Lighting Ceremony. (D)

Day 2 – Rapid City – Black Hills Sightseeing

The morning begins with a visit to Riddle’s Black Hills Gold Factory.  Watch up-close and learn the details of how gold jewelry is made. You’ll see what it takes to make Black Hills Gold jewelry, the history of the company, and You’ll see the ancient process of lost- wax casting and how diamonds are cast in molten gold!

Next, you will visit the Crazy Horse Memorial, the still unfinished mountain carving dedicated to Native Americans. You will also visit Hill City with thanks to the Crazy Horse Memorial it is a rejuventated arts community, featuring funky shops, galleries, and boutiques.

You will then attend the Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival. This one-of-a-kind event includes a buffalo wallow chili cook-off, a buffalo chip throwing contest, cowboy poets, musical entertainment, arts & crafts and much more.

Then take a jeep tour at Custer State Park. Drive past herds of free roaming buffalo, antelope, prairie dogs and more. The wildlife in this park is beautiful.  After a day of sightseeing, return to the hotel for the evening. (B)

Day 3 – Rapid City – The Buffalo Round-up

This is the Big Day! Get up bright and early for the Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. At this exciting annual event, feel the thunder as 1,500 head of buffalo rumble by and park personnel and cowboys do their best to drive the Park’s herd into Buffalo Corrals, passing two designated viewing area along the way.

After the herd is safely in the corrals, the park staff will sort, brand, test and select certain animals for the fall sale to be held in November.

This afternoon, you will drink in the beauty of the forested mountains on the scenic byway, Iron Mountain Road. With its pigtail bridges, mountain switchbacks and amazing tunnels which perfectly frame the faces of Mount Rushmore.

Next, you ride on the historic 1880 Steam Train. Hear the bellow of the engine and the whine of the whistle as it winds its way through the scenic hills between Hill City and Keystone and back again.  (B)

Day 4 – Rapid City – Deadwood

Today you visit Kevin Costner’s Tatanka, “The Legend of the Buffalo.” This Bison Interpretive Center tells the story of the buffalo of the Plains States from the 1820’s to today.

Then explore the rich and roistering gold camp of Historic Deadwood, which provided the setting for the last great gold rush in America. Legalized gaming has returned to storied Deadwood Gulch where the like of Wild Bill Hickock, Calamity Jane, and Poker Alice once walked. You will have time to try your luck at the tables, as well as tour Historic Boot hill where the legends now rest.  Dinner is included at a local restaurant tonight.  (B,D)

Day 5: After breakfast, depart for home with fond memories of your Wild West Adventure.  (B)

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