Owensboro, ky. Coach departs for Rockford, IL with rest stops and lunch break en route. Arrive in Rockford, IL

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Golden Partners

Yellowstone, the Dakotas & the Canadian Rockies

June 13 – 29, 2016

Day 1- Monday, June 13

Included Meal: on own

Coach arrives for loading in Owensboro, KY.

Coach departs for Rockford, IL with rest stops and lunch break en route.

Arrive in Rockford, IL for a tour of the Cornado Performing Arts Center.

Check into the hotel. The evening and dinner will be at your leisure.

Rockford, IL

Day 2- Tuesday, June 14

Included Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

Depart for Minneapolis, NM with rest stop and lunch break en route.

Arrive at the Mall of America. Put your walking shoes on! This mall is large enough to place seven Yankee Stadium’s inside! Get your smart phone ready google maps will show you where each store is and how to get there. Don’t want to shop? Take in a game of mini-golf, catch a comedy show or show your bowling talents.

Check into hotel

Minneapolis, MN

Day 3- Wednesday, June 15

Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free time this morning for shopping

Depart for Valley City, ND

After checking into your hotel the evening is at your leisure. Stretch your legs and explore the Medicine Wheel Park.

Medicine Wheel Park was constructed, beginning in 1992, by a university professor and his students.  The park is named after the Medicine Wheel they built, which a calendar is made out of rocks, similar to those made by Native Americans years ago.

Some options for a group dinner: Sabris Dining & Lounge and Woodland Steakhouse.

Valley City, ND
Day 4- Thursday, June 16

Included Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

Depart for a one hour guided tour of the City of Bridges Valley City, ND. You will drive by the 8 bridges in Valley City. Two of which are walking bridges. Time and weather permitting stops may be made at some of the bridges.

Depart for downtown Valley City, ND take some time and walk the city and indulge in the unique shops downtown.

Depart for Medora, ND

Check into the hotel to freshen up for tonight’s entertainment.

Diner at Pitchford Steak Fondue.

Enjoy the show tonight at Medora Musical Burning Hills Amphitheatre.

Return to the hotel for the night

Medora, ND

Day 5- Friday, June 17

Included Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel.

Depart for Great Falls, MT with rest stops and meal break en route

Take a step into history with a one hour tour of Moss Mansion Historic House Museum. In 1903, entrepreneur Preston Boyd Moss (better known as “P.B.”) built the Moss Mansion, greatly influencing the culture of Billings, Montana.

Designed by New York architect, Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, designer of the original Waldorf Astoria and Plaza Hotels it was home to his youngest daughter, Melville Moss, resided in the home until the mid-80’s, the house and its original fixtures remain intact.

Check into hotel and freshen up for dinner

Great Falls, MT
Day 6- Saturday, June 18

Included Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel

Travel to Banff, Canada with rest and meal stops en route.

Check into hotel. Evening and dinner is on own tonight.

Banff, Canada

Day 7- Sunday, June 19

Included Meal: Breakfast

6:30 am Breakfast at the hotel.

You will be joined by a step on guide taking you to visit to the Cave & Basin, the birth of the Canadian Parks, Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls, Surprise corner, Hoodoos, Lake Louise. 

You will have some time to look at the beautiful scenery Lake Louise has to offer.

Lunch is on your own today.

Return to the hotel. Dinner & Evening on own.

Banff, Canada
Day 8- Monday, June 20

Included Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel.

Depart for Helena, MT

See the best of the best of Helena with a one hour guided train tour.

Check into hotel.

Helena, MT
Day 9- Tuesday, June 21

Included Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Breakfast at hotel

Depart for Jackson Hole with a scenic drive through Grand Teton National Park with rest stops and meal breaks en route.

After exploring on your own your group will enjoy a Bar T5 Western Dinner Show. This evening dinner show will take you away into beautiful Cache Creek Canyon as we fill your evening with great entertainment, western hospitality, and a dinner that will tantalize your taste buds.

Check in to hotel and freshen up for your adventurous evening.

Jackson Hole, WY

Day 10- Wednesday, June 22

Included Meal: Breakfast

8:00 am Breakfast at hotel.

Coach departs for Yellowstone National Park, including a picture stop at Old Faithful.

Time to explore on your own.

Depart for Cody, WY with rest stops and meal break en route.

Check into hotel and freshen up for tonight’s entertainment the Cody Stampede Rodeo

Cody, WY

Day 11- Thursday, June 23

Included Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel.

This morning is at your leisure.

See a Wild West Shootout in front of the Irma Hotel

Dinner at the historic Irma Hotel

Dan Miller Cowboy Music Revue Show, a Branson style music variety show.

Cody, WY

Day 12- Friday, June 24

Included Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

Depart for Rapid City, SD.

Stavkirke Norwegian Chapel was built in Rapid City in 1969. The unique "Stavkirke" is an exact copy of the famous 830 year-old Borgund Church in Norway. The intricate wood carvings, strange dragon heads and ingenious pegged construction make it a place of unusual interest.

Check into hotel (for three nights).

Tonight and dinner are on your own.
Rapid City, SD
Day 13- Saturday, June 25

Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Sightseeing own at Wall Drug. In 1936 the owners of this block long drug store began advertising free ice water to hot, weary travelers. Tourists have been stopping there ever since.  Today, the store is the principle industry in Wall, employing almost a third of the town population

Enjoy a guided tour of the Black Hills Gold factory.

Travel to Historic Deadwood.

The entire city of Historic Deadwood is a national historic landmark. The famous and infamous have left their marks here. Follow their footsteps as you explore the beauty and history of this one-of-a-kind Wild West town.

A buffet lunch is planned at Silverado’s in Deadwood.

Crazy Horse Memorial was begun in 1948 and includes the Indian Museum of North America, the Native American Cultural Center, the sculptor’s studio, as well as a new 40,000 square foot Orientation Center and theaters.

You will have dinner on your own before sightseeing at Mount Rushmore. The American Indians have considered these hills sacred for centuries and today Mount Rushmore is considered a sacred place to people from many different cultures and countries. To some it reflects patriotism; to others it reflects the natural beauty of our nation, to some it represents a great work of art and still to others it presents a challenge for them to begin to share their own cultures. You will depart after seeing the evening view of Mount Rushmore as it is lit up at dusk.

Travel back to hotel in Rapid City

Rapid City, SD

Day 14- Sunday, June 26

Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Depart for the Badlands for a full day of adventures with your guide.

Return to the hotel to freshen up before Dinner.

Depart for Buffalo Safari &Cookout Combo. You will enjoy a ride on a true Covered Wagon. Before you are served a chuck wagon feast and live entertainment with Western Flair.

Rapid City, SD

Day 15- Monday, June 27

Included Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

Start today’s travels by heading out for Murdo, SD at the World Famous Pioneer Auto Show. Whether you choose to visit Pioneer Town, check out the vintage car exhibit including more than 250 classic cars, trucks and motorcycles or browse their one-of-a-kind selection of unique collectables, souvenirs and gifts. There is plenty to for you to see here. Grab a bite to eat on your own before finishing the journey to Mitchell, SD.

Depart for Mitchell, SD.

Check into hotel before dinner on your own.

Mitchell, SD

Day 16- Tuesday, June 28

Included Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel

Visit the Corn Palace with Cornelius to greet you. The original Corn Palace, called "The Corn Belt Exposition" was established in 1892. You will enjoy the murals on the building exterior made with fruits of the harvest and designed by local artist.

Coach departs for Kansas City, MO with rest stops and lunch break en route.

Check into the hotel and freshen up before dinner.

Dinner on your own. .

Kansas City, MO

Day 17- Wednesday, June 29

Included Meal: Dinner

Breakfast at hotel

Depart for Owensboro, KY with rest and meal stops en route.

Arrival in Owensboro, KY.

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