Discovery Tour: America's Cowboy Country

Jan 16, 2015

Join WRVO and Boyer Travel on an eight-day excursion to America's cowboy country in September, 2015. Highlights include a Jackson Hole rodeo, trips to Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Mt. Rushmore, and more. The tour, from Tuesday, September 1 through Tuesday, September 8, makes its way across Northern Wyoming and South Dakota.

For information on pricing, flights, and itinerary, contact Boyer Travel at (315) 956-4418. More information on the trip is also available on their website.

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Preliminary Itinerary:

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Day 1 [Jackson, Wyoming] : Arrive in Jackson, America's most famous cowboy town. Find yourself amid elegance and western charm.

Day 2 [Jackson] : Enjoy a wildlife float trip or an exciting whitewater rafting adventure -- both along the Snake River with dramatic views of the landscape and a picnic lunch. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore.

Day 3 [Jackson, Grand Teton, Yellowstone] : Wind through Grand Teton National Park, home to the youngest peaks in the Rockies. Next, visit Yellowstone National Park, the first and oldest national park in the world. Famous for its geysers, hot springs and wildlife -- including free-ranging herds of buffalo. And, don't forget, Old Faithful!

Grand Teton National Park
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Day 4 [Yellowstone, Cody, Sheridan] : Begin your day with a journey along Lake Yellowstone and over Sylvan Pass. Pass through Cody and visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West -- a tribute to one of the most colorful figures of the Old West. Then, make your way through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and cross through the territory of the Great Sioux Nation.

Deadwood, South Dakota
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Day 5 [Sheridan, Deadwood, Rapid City, South Dakota] : En route to Rapid City, stop in Deadwood, a rowdy, rambling western town that has been named a national historic landmark. A local guide introduces you to the history of the city, including a visit to Mount Moriah Cemetery. Enjoy some time to ramble through Deadwood where gold, gambling and gunpowder were the order of the day.

Day 6 [Rapid City, Crazy Horse] : Learn more about the diverse region with a tour of the Black Hills. See skilled artisans at the Riddle's Jewelry Black Hills Gold and Diamond Factory. Then, visit Prairie Edge, a Plains Indian store and museum filled with native art, crafts and jewelry. Next, the Crazy Horse Memorial, the world's largest sculpture still in progress. This evening's dinner is a Jeep ride followed by a tradition Chuckwagon dinner in Custer State Park.

Day 7 [Rapid City, Badlands, Wall] : Visit rugged Badlands National Park. Follow the Badlands Loop Road, a wonder of rock formations and vibrant colors caused by mineral deposits. Next, a stop at Wall Drug, a classic store from 1936. And then, marvel at an illuminated Mr. Rushmore, during a sound and light show.

Day 8 [Rapid City] : Tour ends