Black Hills National Park * Mount Rushmore * Crazy Horse

Black Hills National Park * Mount Rushmore * Crazy Horse

Including a Buffalo Photo Safari In Rapid City, SD

Experience Black Hills region of South Dakota
 July 23 – 26, 2024
4 days / 3 nights

Overall Trip Highlights

  • Mount Rushmore Private Tour: Explore the iconic monument with a knowledgeable guide, delving into its history and the stories behind the four presidents carved into the granite.
  • Crazy Horse Memorial: Visit this massive monument in progress, learning about its significance to Native American culture and history.
  • Buffalo Photo Safari: Experience a close encounter with one of America’s most iconic animals in their natural habitat, perfect for photography enthusiasts.
  • Historic Deadwood: Explore the storied town known for its Wild West history, including the legendary tales of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.
  • Black Hills National Forest Guided Tours: Discover the natural beauty and geological wonders of the Black Hills, guided by experts who share insights into the region’s flora and fauna.
  • Alex Johnson Hotel Stay: Enjoy accommodations at the historic hotel known for its charm and connection to the early days of Rapid City.
  • Custer State Park: Explore one of the largest state parks in the U.S., known for its scenic drives, wildlife, and outdoor adventure opportunities.
  • Badlands National Park: Witness the dramatic landscapes and unique rock formations that make this park a geological treasure.
  • Native American Cultural Experiences: Engage with local Native American communities to learn about their history, traditions, and contemporary life.
  • All-Inclusive Meals and Transportation: Enjoy the convenience of included gourmet meals and transportation, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable adventure.

July 23-26, 2024
4 Days / 3 Nights

 Group Size: 14 Guests and 2 Hosts 

Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
$2,850 $2,350
Private Room with Private Bath Shared Room, Separate Beds, Shared Bath
Deposit Due at Time of Booking:
$250 for Domestic/$500 for International
Deposit Due at Time of Booking:
$250 for Domestic/$500 for International
Book Single Occupancy Book Double Occupancy

Beatrice Bradley Experiences are All Inclusive. What does that mean?

  • Airport Group Transfers: Seamless airport pickups and drop-offs by our friendly hostesses, ensuring a smooth start and end to your adventure.
  • Dedicated BB Hostess: Travel with peace of mind knowing a dedicated Beatrice Bradley hostess will be with you throughout the trip, ensuring every aspect of your journey is unforgettable.
  • Full Dining: Enjoy 2-3 daily meals carefully selected to reflect the local cuisine, inclusive of all tips. Whether it’s a quick breakfast or a sumptuous dinner, we’ve got it all covered.
  • Unique Accommodations: Stay in boutique hotels or unique properties that are handpicked for their charm and comfort, providing an authentic and intimate experience.
  • Curated Activities: We find the BEST of the best tours. Making the absolute most out of our time.
  • Included Gratuities: Tips for tour guides, meals, and transportation are all taken care of. We ensure that those who make your trip special are rewarded, without you needing to worry about the details.
  • Transportation: All transportation is included throughout the experience, from airport pickup to your final drop-off.
  • You won’t see “Free Days” on our itineraries: Our trips are made for a balanced experience. We carve out time to bond, laugh, shop and explore but we will never just send you out on your own and say “good luck” we do everything together or smaller group breakouts.

With Beatrice Bradley, every detail is meticulously planned to ensure you have a memorable and carefree travel experience. Join us and discover the joy of true hassle-free travel!

We Offer Flex-Pay! What is that?

Flexible Payments at Your Fingertips: You can use your invoice to pay any amount you choose, as frequently as you wish, until the full payment deadline.

Want to make a payment? Click “Review and Pay” on your invoice whenever you’re ready.

Pay Your Way: You can adjust the payment amount by selecting “Edit Amount,” allowing you to manage your budget flexibly.

Final Countdown: Ensure everything is paid up 60 days prior to your trip for domestic and 90 days prior for international. Don’t worry, we’ll send you reminders! If there’s any remaining balance, we’ll automatically process it, allowing you to focus on the excitement of your upcoming adventure!

Arrival Information Departing Information
Rapid City, SD (RAP) *if you are doing back-to-back fly into Sioux Falls (FSD) Rapid City, SD (RAP) Back-to-Back with Badland Fly into Sioux Fall and out of Rapid City
July 23, 2024 July 26, 2024
Must arrive before 3PM Earliest departure times vary

The “Mount Rushmore 2024” trip by BBGage is designed to be moderately active, suitable for women aged 55 and above who are in good health and enjoy walking and outdoor activities. The itinerary includes guided tours, short hikes, and exploration of historic and natural sites, requiring comfortable footwear and a moderate level of physical fitness. Activities such as the buffalo photo safari and visits to various monuments involve some walking and standing. The trip balances adventure with relaxation, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

As your hostesses, we understand that traveling solo can be intimidating, but rest assured, making you feel welcomed and comfortable is our top priority. Our experiences are designed for building new and lasting friendships in a warm and welcoming environment.

From the moment you arrive until we bid you farewell, we’ll be right by your side. We meticulously handle all the details and manage the logistics seamlessly behind the scenes, ensuring your journey is truly unique and worry-free. While we aren’t local experts or tour guides, we work with a network of local professionals carefully selected for each location to enrich your experience.

Read more about our Hostesses Here


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Don’t just tour South Dakota, Experience South Dakota 

Every Beatrice Bradley trip is crafted to maximize the experiences had during the trip.
The itineraries are specially made to allow time for engaging in conversation and having belly laughs with a new friend. We hope that the activities and experiences may allow you to come out of your comfort zone and to try new or unique things.
These trips are made to replicate a ‘friends get-away trip’. 

This is a Back-to-Back Experience
Join is in The Badlands for $200 off! Transportation and Meals included!

Day One: Arrive in Rapid City, SD – Historic Hotel and Small Town Main Street

Depart from Historic Thunderstik Lodge (if you are on the first trip and adding on the Mount Rushmore/Rapid City trip):

  • Depart from Historic Thunderstik Lodge: For those continuing from the previous trip, drive through the Badlands, arriving in Rapid City around 4 pm.
  • Arrival by Air: For those starting the tour here, fly into RAP (Rapid City, SD) Airport and take a shuttle to the hotel.
  • Check-In: Stay at the Historic Alex Johnson Hotel, a landmark since 1928, known for its unique architecture and storied past.
  • Dinner at Vertex Rooftop Restaurant: Enjoy an evening meal with panoramic views of the city.
  • Dusk Walk on Main Street: Explore the charming Main Street of Rapid City, rich with small-town history and local shops.
Black Hills South Dakota trip
Black Hills South Dakota trip
Black Hills South Dakota trip

Day Two:  Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse private tour in the Black Hill National Forest

Day two of the “Mount Rushmore 2024” trip is a thrilling blend of history and adventure. It starts with a private tour of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial, offering insights into these monumental works. After a scenic picnic and hike at Roughlock Falls, the journey continues to Deadwood, where you explore the historic town’s gold rush past. The excitement peaks with reenactments of Wild West shootouts on Main Street and inside Saloon No. 10. The day ends with a relaxing dinner at Tally’s, filled with local flavors and charm.


    • Private Guided Tour of Mount Rushmore: Learn about the creation of the iconic carvings of four U.S. presidents, completed in 1941 and symbolizing American heritage.
    • Visit Crazy Horse Memorial: Explore the massive mountain carving in progress, started in 1948 to honor the Lakota leader, Crazy Horse.
    • Picnic Lunch and Hike at Roughlock Falls: Enjoy a scenic picnic and a short hike at this picturesque waterfall in Spearfish Canyon, known for its lush surroundings.
    • Explore Historic Deadwood: Discover the town founded in 1876 during the Black Hills Gold Rush, famous for legends like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Seth Bullock.
    • Reenactment Shootouts on Main Street: Experience authentic shootouts on the cobblestone streets, including the reenactment of Wild Bill’s shooting inside Saloon No. 10.
    • Dinner at Tally’s: Conclude the day with a delightful meal at Tally’s, renowned for its local cuisine and historic ambiance.
Black Hills South Dakota trip
Black Hills South Dakota trip
Black Hills South Dakota trip

Day Three:  Black Hills Bison and the Wild Life Loop 

Day three of the “Mount Rushmore 2024” trip is a whirlwind of scenic beauty and historical wonders. After a hearty breakfast at the Historic Alex Johnson Hotel, the day kicks off with a quick revisit to Mount Rushmore, followed by an immersive experience at the Presidential Wax Museum. The adventure continues along Iron Mountain Road with a stop at Norbeck Lookout for breathtaking views, and then onto Needles Highway to marvel at the Cathedral Spires and Eye of the Needle. A serene hike and picnic at Sylvan Lake offer a peaceful respite before driving through the Wildlife Loop to spot buffalo and deer. The day wraps up with a visit to the State Game Lodge, a farewell South Dakota steak dinner, and a choice between a relaxing nightcap or a fun ice cream run.


  • Breakfast at the Hotel: Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Historic Alex Johnson Hotel.
  • Second Stop at Mount Rushmore: A quick visit for final photos and reflections.
  • Presidential Wax Museum: Explore lifelike wax figures of all U.S. presidents.
  • Iron Mountain Road: Stop at Norbeck Lookout for panoramic views and photo opportunities.
  • Needles Highway: Visit Cathedral Spires and Eye of the Needle for unique rock formations.
  • Sylvan Lake: Hike and picnic at this picturesque lake surrounded by granite peaks.
  • Wildlife Loop: Drive through the West Entrance to spot buffalo, deer, and other wildlife.
  • State Game Lodge: Visit the information center to learn about local history and wildlife.
  • Farewell Dinner: Enjoy a traditional South Dakota steak dinner.
  • Nightcap or Ice Cream Run: End the evening with a nightcap at the hotel or an ice cream run.
Black Hills South Dakota trip
Black Hills South Dakota trip
Black Hills South Dakota trip

 Day Four: Departure Day –  Exploring Main Street in Rapid City, SD


  • Breakfast at Harritt and Oak on Main Street: Enjoy breakfast in this trendy cafe and roastery, featuring a unique VW van parked inside. Perfect spot for delicious pastries, breakfast dishes, and a memorable photo opportunity.
  • Explore Main Street: Take some time to stroll along Main Street, soaking in the local shops and charming atmosphere.
  • Depart for Airport (RAP): Head to Rapid City Regional Airport for your departure. Note: If you added this event onto the Thunderstik/Badlands trip, you’ll be flying out of a different airport than you flew into.
Black Hills South Dakota trip
Black Hills South Dakota trip
Black Hills South Dakota trip
Black Hills South Dakota trip