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North Dakota Trails

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June 19, 2023 - June 27, 2023 $2,299
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North Dakota Trails
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SAVE $100 PER PERSON WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT BY FEBRUARY 10TH! – Follow the footsteps of Lewis & Clark, Teddy Roosevelt & Louis L’Amour to a place where Native Americans chased buffalo. Remote and rocky, this land is wide open and filled with stories.

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Highlights & Inclusions:

  • 8 Nights | 9 Days | 14 Included Meals
  • Fargo, ND
  • Lewis & Clark Riverboat Cruise
  • National Buffalo Museum
  • Rough Rider Hall of Fame
  • Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • Mall of America
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Baggage Handling
  • Professional Tour Leader

Day 1
Monday, June 19, 2023

Travel today via motorcoach into Wisconsin where you check into the Fairfield Inn, Wisconsin Dells for an overnight stay. Enjoy dinner this evening at Buffalo Phil's Grille. (D)

Day 2
Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Enjoy a boat ride on the Upper Dells. Marvel at the high cliffs and dramatic formations, navigate through the treacherous Devil's Elbow, and go ashore to explore mysterious Witches Gulch and see the famous dog leap at Stand Rock. Check into the Best Western Kelly Inn in in Fargo, ND, your home for the next two nights. Dinner is on your own this evening. There are many restaurants within walking distance of your hotel. (B)

Day 3
Wednesday, June 21, 2023

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your local guide for a city tour of Fargo. Learn about the history of this town and its connection to the Old West. Tour includes a visit of the city's downtown murals and stop by the Visitors Center to see the original iconic Woodchipper from the hit movie "Fargo". Next, visit the Hjemkomst Center. Located in Moorhead, MN, the Hjemkomst Center first opened in 1985 and serves as a home to Hjemkomst Viking Ship, Hopperstad Stave Church replica, museum exhibits and county archives. This afternoon take a guided tour of the Plains Art Museum. Throughout its history, the Museum has collected, preserved, exhibited and interpreted art. Today, its permanent collection contains approximately 4,000 works including national, international, regional fine art, and ethnographic objects. Dinner is included this evening at a local restaurant. Tonight, see a theater performance at The Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre. It's the longest-running community arts organization in the Red River Valley Region of Minnesota and North Dakota. Enjoy and intimate viewing experience with seating surrounding three sides of the stage. Show pending 2023 schedule and to be announced. (B,D)

Day 4
Thursday, June 22, 2023

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, depart Fargo and travel to Jamestown, ND. Upon arrival learn about the legendary author and visit some of the places that influenced Louis L'Amour novels with stops at the Alfred Dickey Library, Franklin School - where he spent several years in the classroom, the L'Amour Home site, and the First United Methodist Church, where his family worshipped. Following your tour, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. This afternoon visit the National Buffalo Museum. The National Buffalo Museum is a 6000 square foot facility housed in a rustic log building at Frontier Village in Jamestown, ND. Museum exhibits focus primarily on the history of bison in the plains culture, but displays include Plains Indian artifacts, a wide variety of artwork, the 19th century firearms used by bison hunters, remains of prehistoric bison, and other wildlife of North Dakota. This evening check into your hotel in Bismarck, North Dakota for a two night stay. Dinner is on your own and there are several restaurants within walking distance from the hotel. (B,L)

Day 5
Friday, June 23, 2023

After breakfast at the hotel, travel to the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Hall of Fame Museum. The award recognizes North Dakotans who have been influenced by this state in achieving national recognition in their fields of endeavor, thereby reflecting credit and honor upon North Dakota and its citizens. Enjoy some free time in downtown Bismarck for shopping and lunch on your own. From authentic American Indian art pieces to western art and antiques, downtown has a wide variety of shopping opportunities. Next, visit Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Experience life at the Fort in 1875 at the Custer House. Tour the home of the General and Mrs. George Custer. Walk across the parade grounds to the barracks of the 7th Cavalry, the Commissary Store and visit the horses at the stables. The hills at Fort Abraham Lincoln provide a great view of the Missouri River Valley with the blockhouses standing guard over both fort and an ancient Mandan Village. The park's Visitor Center houses the nation's best display of Mandan artifacts and history along with items of interest on Lewis & Clark and General Custer. Tonight, enjoy a dinner cruise on the Lewis & Clark Riverboat. Cruise down the fabulous Missouri River and enjoy a delicious meal. (B,D)

Day 6
Saturday, June 24, 2023

Breakfast at the hotel. Start your day with a visit to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora, North Dakota. Named for the 16th President, it memorializes his contribution to conservation. North Dakota Badlands provide the scenic backdrop to this park. The loop drive provides a view of buffalo, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, wild horses, mule deer and prairie dog towns. The park can be entered through Medora and is home to Teddy Roosevelt's first ranching cabin, the Maltese Cross Ranch. Find your inner cowboy at the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame. This museum showcases ranching, trail drivers, homesteaders, the sport of rodeo and the impact of horses on the development of life on the Plains of North Dakota. Check into your hotel for overnight lodging in Medora, ND - close to Little Missouri National Grasslands and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. This evening enjoy a Pitchfork Fondue Dinner. Chefs load steaks onto pitchforks and fondue them western style. Savor your steak as you overlook the picturesque Badlands from atop a bluff at the Tjarden Terrace. Tonight you have reserved tickets for the Medora Musical. Set in the outdoor splendor of the rugged North Dakota Badlands, this professionally produced, high energy, western-style musical show is proudly dedicated to the legacy of America's 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, and the time he spent here in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory. There's no other show quite like it! (B,D)

Day 7
Sunday, June 25, 2023

Check out of the hotel after breakfast and start making your journey home. Once again make a stop in Jamestown at Frontier Village. Here, original buildings from the frontier villages of North Dakota were brought to this site and filled with antiques and artifacts, creating informative historical displays. While there you will see the world's largest buffalo monument. This 26-foot-tall, 60-ton concrete giant has been standing watch over Jamestown since 1959. Walk through the Northern Pacific Railroad Depot, explore the Frontier School, Church and Bank. And don't forget the gift shops, where you can find North Dakota treasures and handmade goods from local artisans. This evening, check into your hotel in St. Cloud, MN. Dinner is on your own. (B)

Day 8
Monday, June 26, 2023

Breakfast at the hotel and then enjoy some free time at the Mall of America. It boasts 520 shops full of tax-free shopping, 50 restaurants full of delicious food, Nickelodeon Universe, SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, American Girl, LEGO and more - all under one roof. Choose from several restaurants at the mall for lunch on your own. Check into the Courtyard Marriott in Rockford, Illinois. This evening have a hearty dinner at the Cracker Barrell using your meal voucher. (B,D)

Day 9
Tuesday, June 27, 2023

After breakfast at the hotel, check out and travel home filled with memories of your North Dakota Trails Tour. (B)

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