South Dakota Wild West 2024 Trip - Beatrice Bradley

Discover South Dakota

Badlands National Park, Buffalo and a Historic Lodge


July 19 – 23, 2024

A Great Trip for First-Time Solo Travelers

Overall Trip Highlights

    • Historic Lodge Stay: Enjoy luxury at the renowned Thunderstik Historic Lodge, a premier location with breathtaking views.
    • Shooting Instruction: Get hands-on shooting lessons from expert instructors, perfect for beginners and experienced shooters alike.
    • Bird Dog Walks: Experience the thrill of walking with expertly trained bird dogs through picturesque landscapes.
    • Badlands National Park Tour: Take a guided tour through the stunning and otherworldly landscapes of Badlands National Park.
    • Pontoon Ride: Cruise the majestic Missouri River on a relaxing pontoon boat, taking in scenic views.
    • Solo Traveler Friendly: Perfect for solo adventurers, with a welcoming environment and opportunities to make new friends.
    • All-Inclusive Experience: Enjoy hassle-free travel with all meals, accommodations, guided activities, and airport transfers included.
    • Women-Only Group: Connect and bond with a group of like-minded women, making this a unique and empowering experience.
    • Exclusive Access: Limited to just 14 women, ensuring a personalized and intimate adventure.
    • Adventure and Relaxation: Balance thrilling outdoor activities with relaxation in a luxurious setting.

July 19-23, 2024
5 Days / 4 Nights

Group Size: 12 Guests

Single Occupancy
Private Room with Private Bath
Deposit Due at Time of Booking:
$250 for Domestic/$500 for International

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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

Sioux Falls, SD (FSD)

if you are doing back-to-back with Mount Rushmore you will fly out of Rapid City.

Sioux Falls, SD (FSD)

if you are doing back-to-back with Mount Rushmore you will fly out of Rapid City.

July 19, 2024 July 23, 2024
Must arrive by 3:00pm No Flights before 3:00pm

This trip offers a moderate activity level.  We will be walking up hills, getting in and out of a pontoon and vans.

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


Thinking about joining us?

If you’re on the fence or have any questions, we’re here to help. Simply fill out this form to get in touch. We can’t wait to assist you in planning an unforgettable adventure!


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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’. 

Day One: – Arrival Day

Get ready for an unforgettable start to our Thunderstik adventure!

Arrive in Sioux Falls, the “Heart of America,” by 3:00 pm. We’ll head to the charming Historic Thunderstik Lodge for check-in and kick off with a lively Welcome Happy Hour to mingle and make new friends. Savor a delicious dinner crafted by the amazing Thunderstik chef. As the day winds down, gather around a cozy bonfire and soak in the stunning sunset over the Missouri River.


  • Discover Sioux Falls: Begin your journey in the vibrant city known as the “Heart of America.”
  • Historic Thunderstik Lodge: Feel the history and charm as you settle into this beautiful lodge.
  • Welcome Happy Hour: Connect with fellow adventurers over refreshing drinks and delightful conversations.
  • Gourmet Dinner: Relish a delectable meal prepared by the renowned Thunderstik chef, featuring local flavors and fresh ingredients.
  • Bonfire and Sunset: Unwind by a crackling bonfire, enjoying the serene ambiance and a spectacular sunset over the Missouri River.

Ready to join us? Let’s make memories together!


South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip

Day Two: Learn all about gun and how to use them safely – Buffalo and Famous Dogs

We will have breakfast alfresco overlooking the majestic Missouri river and Thunderstik’s private buffalo herd.  If it’s chilly outside, we will have a roaring breakfast fire to eat fireside.   After breakfast, we will have a few hours of free time after breakfast to walk the property (group walk) to enjoy the scenery, taking photos of the buffalo or to simply relax and enjoy new friendships.   For the dog lovers, you can join in by walking our 24 pheasant dogs which is done each morning and afternoon.   We will have a casual lunch and will hit the shooting ranges for a shooting instruction/safety lessons along with some fun games (guns and $120 ammo credit is included – additional ammo can be purchased).  We will have dinner and the balance of the evening will be fun getting to know each other, playing card games and having a bonfire.


  • Breakfast as a group alfresco overlooking the majestic Missouri River and Thunderstik’s private buffalo herd
  • Taking a group walk around the Thunderstik Lodge property to enjoy the scenery
  • You will have the opportunity to walk the pheasant dogs
  • A casual lunch will be served at the lodge
  • A shooting instruction/safety lesson will be given at the shooting ranges
  • Dinner will be at the lodge by Thunderstik’s fabulous chef
  • After dinner we will relax, get to know each other and play cards or sit by the bonfire


South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip

Day Three: The Badlands National Park Private Guided Tour

Embark on an awe-inspiring adventure to the Badlands!

Start your day with a hearty buffet-style breakfast at 8 am. By 9 am, we’ll set off for a private guided tour of the stunning Badlands National Park, complete with a picturesque box lunch picnic. On our return, we’ll explore the iconic city of Wall, SD, perfect for some shopping and sightseeing. Back at the lodge, we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner followed by a cozy bonfire to cap off the evening.


  • Group Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty breakfast with fellow adventurers at the lodge.
  • Private Badlands Tour: Discover the breathtaking landscapes and unique geological formations of the Badlands.
  • Picnic Lunch: Savor a delightful picnic lunch amidst the stunning scenery.
  • Explore Wall, SD: Wander through the charming town of Wall, with its unique shops and attractions.
  • Dinner at the Lodge: Indulge in a gourmet dinner back at Thunderstik Lodge.
  • Bonfire & Sunset: Relax with a nightcap at the bar and soak in the beautiful sunset around a cozy bonfire.


South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip

Day Four:  Pontoon Float Down The Majestic Missouri River 

Experience a day of relaxation and adventure on the majestic Missouri River!

Start with a delightful breakfast at the lodge, then spend your morning exploring the rolling hills or perfecting your skills at the gun/shooting range. After a tasty lunch, embark on a scenic pontoon ride down the Missouri River, taking in the breathtaking views. Return to the lodge for a memorable Goodbye Dinner, and finish the evening around a cozy bonfire, sharing stories and memories with your new friends.


  • Group Meals: Enjoy breakfast and lunch with the group at the lodge.
  • Morning Activities: Choose between walking the picturesque hills or additional shooting range time.
  • Scenic Pontoon Ride: Drift down the majestic Missouri River, soaking in the stunning scenery.
  • Goodbye Dinner: Celebrate the end of an incredible trip with a delicious dinner at the lodge.
  • Bonfire: Recap the adventure and bond with new friends around a warm, inviting bonfire.


South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip

 Day Five: Departure Day and the Corn Palace 

Wrap up your adventure with a touch of local charm!

Start your final day with a hearty breakfast at the lodge. Afterward, we’ll head to the airport, making a fascinating stop at the world-famous Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD, if your flight schedule permits. Enjoy a box lunch during our scenic drive to the airport, reminiscing about the incredible experiences we’ve shared.


  • Group Breakfast: Savor your last breakfast with new friends at the lodge.
  • Corn Palace Visit: Explore the unique and iconic Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD, marveling at its intricate designs.
  • Box Lunches: Enjoy a convenient and delicious box lunch during our journey to the airport

*Itinerary subject to change

South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip