Black Hills & Medora
Dust off your boots and climb aboard our Wild West Adventure through the Dakotas on our tour to the Black Hills and Medora!
There are plenty of things to see and do when you tour the Black Hills & Badlands, from monuments and wildlife to incredible landscapes. You’ll find granite spires, fresh mountain lakes and thousands of breath-taking views. Tour the Badlands, see Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial. Discover Wild West legends in Deadwood, attend the “greatest show in the west” at the Medora Musical. Experience the cowboy chicaneries at the Chuckwagon Dinner and Show in Fort Hays. Learn the history of the bison and the culture of native Americans as you explore Tatanka “The Story of the Bison”, founded by actor Kevin Costner and, who doesn’t love a Pitchfork Fondue!
7 Days 1 Country All Breakfasts & Dinners
Day 1 – Saskatoon, SK to Medora, ND
Get to know all your travelling companions today as you make your way from Saskatoon, south through Regina and to Medora. After checking in, enjoy a Pitchfork Fondue Dinner where the chefs load rib eye steaks onto pitchforks and fondue them western style. After dinner, your entertainment for the evening will be the Medora Musical. This variety show includes dancing, rope tricks, yodeling and two main acts. This is an outdoor theatre so please bring warm clothes or even a blanket.
Day 2 – Medora to Deadwood, SD
Today make your way to Deadwood, enjoy a tour through the South Rim Theodore Roosevelt Park followed by a tour of Chateau de Mores. Later today you arrive in Deadwood where the rest of the evening is at your leisure. Enjoy an included dinner at the hotel this evening.
Day 3 – Deadwood
This morning it’s a city tour of Deadwood which includes a tour of Mount Moriah Cemetery, the final resting place of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. In the afternoon visit Tatanka which is the story of the Bison. While here you can view the larger-than-life bronze sculpture featuring 14 bison pursued by 3 Native American Horseback Riders. Your dinner tonight is included.
Day 4 – Deadwood
Today make your way to Bear Country USA and Reptile Gardens. At Bear Country, take a leisurely three-mile drive through several enclosures and encounter black bear, elk, reindeer, deer, cougars, bobcats, rocky mountain goats, bighorn sheep, dall sheep and buffalo. Reptile Gardens is the best place to see some of the most beautiful gardens and exotic birds in the Black Hills area. There is a lot more than just snakes here. You then head over to Fort Hays, the site of many of the prop buildings used in the movie Dances with Wolves and enjoy a Chuckwagon dinner and show.
Day 5 – Deadwood
Start this morning with a stop at Mount Rushmore, which features the faces of the four exalted American Presidents. After a stop at Hill City for some shopping and free time, make your way to Crazy Horse Memorial, a gigantic carving of Lakota leader Crazy Horse that is being blasted from a mountain in the Black Hills, dinner will also be included here.
Day 6 – Deadwood to Dickinson, ND
Spend this morning at leisure. In the afternoon, we say farewell to Deadwood as we make our way back north towards Dickinson. After check-in, we head to a country winery for our Farewell Dinner.
Day 7 – Dickinson to Saskatchewan
All good things must come to an end as you make your way back to Saskatchewan today.
Prices are per person and include all taxes and fees. Prices in CAD.
Not included in price:
- Gratuities for Tour Director and Driver
- Meals and activities not specified in the itinerary
- Any personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Pre or post tour arrangements
Chateau De Mores
This two-story, 26 room building was built in 1883 as a Summer home for Antoine de Vallombrosa, the Marquis de Mores.
Enjoy a delicious supper cooked an unusual way!
This musical is a glimpse backing into the “Wild West” days of North Dakota and Theodore Roosevelt’s time spent in the Badlands.
Tour of North Dakota Badlands
What remains of once flowing rivers are stunning rock formations that took millions of years to carve. You’ll need to see it to believe it.
Deadwood City Tour including Mount Moriah
This once lawless mining town and its past inhabitants are the what legends of the frontier are made of.
This is the story of the Great Plains buffalo and their mutual history with Native America.
Crazy Horse Memorial
Crazy Horse was once of the most powerful and most recognized Native American figures of the Lakota Indian Tribe. Currently in production this will be the world’s largest Mountain carving.
Carved into granite of the Black Hills, faces of U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln make up this National Memorial. A site you won’t forget.
Fort Hays Chuckwagon Dinner Show
Take in an unforgettable show while dinning on our authentic chuckwagon meal.
This Family owned zoo came to life in 1937 and has grown to be the largest reptile zoo in the world.
Get up close a personal with black bears, elk, mountain lions, buffalo, reindeer, and more! As we drive through this spectacular wildlife park.
Your (guide) was caring, knowledgeable and has a great sense of humour. Our driver was helpful and very careful in his driving. They both ensured that all passengers were well looked after. They are a credit to your company.
Valerie Cade - Regina, SK
I personally learned so much, and laid to rest so many misconceptions I had about the Dakotas & Badlands. Arid? Prairies? Desert? – only to find miles & miles of pine forests verdant valleys and rolling grasslands. It didn’t matter where you pointed your camera, it was all beautiful. We received value for our money; we could hardly eat all the included meals. We will have to fast for a week!
Sylvia & Ed O'Brien - Shaunavon, SK
Yes absolutely we would recommend this tour to our friends and we got value for our money. The tour was great fun, with just the right mix of entertainment and history.
John & Edna Ritchie - Calmar, AB
The best tour director anyone could ask for! So helpful, kind and knowledgeable! The bus driver was so pleasant and willing to help. I really liked that: 1. Tips for bellman and meals were included in price 2. Very well organized 3. The right amount of activities & down time. 4. Not having to do the driving 5. Having all the attractions paid for. 6. And especially all the meals that were included in the price of the tour.
Bev Roy - Weyburn,SK
Spending time with my Grandparents was the highlight of the tour.
Nikki Corfield - North Battleford, SK
The tour is fantastic and we saw a lot in less than a week. I had the opportunity to travel with my family ranging in age from 89 – 17. Thanks for creating a memorable family experience that I will treasure.
Yvonne Cross - Davidson, SK
Great tour overall! We are all different so enjoy different things. Medora Musical was my favourite part of the trip!
Sherry Gross - Pierceland, SK - 2016
Great Tour Guide and Bus Driver. Yes I would recommend this tour to my friends.
Tom Ainsworth - Grandview, MB
We enjoyed a great lunch in Hill City, in fact the meals were all fabulous. Friendships made & laughter shared were awesome, it was a great group.
Heather Coakwell - Olds, AB
(Fred the Tour Director) Awesome, he made me feel like part of a big family. (Tour Highlight?) Being with new people.
Sandra Thompson - Lemberg, SK