The Black Hills
August 16 - 22, 2020 (7 Days)
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
6 nights’ lodging excellent hotels
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
6 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Admission to all listed attractions
Your SUN TOURS Tour Director
All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
$1,645 Double occupancy, per person
$2,145 Single occupancy
DEPOSIT: $200 per person NOW holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: July 1, 2020
None – Through July 1, 2020
$200 – July 2 - July 7, 2020
$750 - July 8 - August 12, 2020
100% – After August 12, 2020
STARTING AT $115
Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, the Old West atmosphere of Deadwood … these are highlights of our tour to one of the most unique areas of the United States. One of our recent Black Hills travelers said, “This was our first Sun Tour and we loved every minute.” This tour is full of big wonders and little surprises.
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
We drive north past the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and over Raton Pass into Colorado. We enjoy the scenery as we ride along the convergence of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. We lodge one night in Denver.
DAY 2 B
We are in cowboy country now as we cross into Wyoming. In Cheyenne, we stop at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, where the history of the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration comes alive. A premier cultural and historical center, the Museum offers rotating historic artifact exhibits that celebrate the Western legacy and thrilling history of Cheyenne Frontier Days. We lodge three nights in the heart of the Black Hills in Keystone.
DAY 3 B,L
Today we enjoy the awesome beauty of the Black Hills and take in its great attractions, the Rushmore Borglum Center, Mount Rushmore, and the on-going sculpting of Crazy Horse Memorial by the Ziolkowski family make for a memorable day. Tonight, weather permitting, we return to Mt. Rushmore for the night-lighting ceremony.
DAY 4 B,L
We visit Badlands National Park, a geological wonder with its maze of buttes, canyons, and gullies formed by 37 million years of weathering and erosion. Near the Badlands, we stop at Wall Drug Store, where “free ice water” has been offered since 1936! At Bear Country U.S.A. we drive through 250 acres of natural habitat, seeing lots of wildlife (especially the bears!) up close. Later tonight, weather permitting, we are back at Crazy Horse Memorial to see the multimedia laser-light show that turns the mountainside into a giant 500-foot “screen” for the spectacular display.
DAY 5 B
We take the scenic route through the Black Hills to Lead, where we learn about the Black Hills gold rush at the Black Hills Mining Museum. In Deadwood we enjoy a city tour with “Alkali Ike” and a guided tour of the historic Adams House. The rest of the afternoon is free time to enjoy the frontier-town atmosphere. Later, we’ll watch The Trial of Jack McCall in Deadwood, where we lodge one night.
DAY 6 B
We leave the Black Hills behind and drive south through eastern Wyoming and northern Colorado where we often see herds of antelope. In Fort Collins, Colorado we stop at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery for a guided tour). (Samples, anyone?) We continue to Denver to lodge one night.
DAY 7 B
We continue our drive south through beautiful Colorado with great memories of our time in the “wild and woolly” Black Hills of South Dakota.
Itinerary subject to change