Dan Dipert Companies

Tour Dates:

12 Days, 11 Nights

Tour Director:
Sam W.

Cost Per Person:
$2,528.00 Double
$2,995.00 Single
$2,150.00 Triple

Pickup Cities:
Arlington - Quality Inn Highlands
Dallas - Hilton Garden Inn
Dan Dipert Coaches

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Tour Highlights


This classic favorite includes Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton Village, Badlands National Park, Mt. Rushmore, and Crazy Horse Monument.


DAY 1 – Charles Goodnight Tour

Our awaited adventure begins with the 1887 Victorian-style home of Charles Goodnight, “the Father of the Panhandle”. View the countryside grazing bison heard from the second floor sleeping porch.    

(A) Overnight: Amarillo, TX


DAY 2 – Garden of the Gods

Today we see the stunning and unique views of red rock formations in the Garden of the Gods State Park. At the Nature Center, discover the geology, ecology, and the cultural history of the park through hands-on interactive exhibits.

(B,A) Overnight: Colorado Springs, CO


DAY 3 – Sceneric Route

Take some time to get better acquainted with your fellow tour passengers as we travel through the United States Plains. Stop in the Mile High City, Denver, to partake in local attractions, frequent the shops, or grab a bit to eat. End the day at the hotel, enjoying conversation with friends, over dinner provided by Old Chicago.

(B,D) Overnight: Rock Springs, WY


DAY 4 –Cowboy Country Distilling / Jackson Hole

Our journey continues with a private tour of Cowboy Country Distilling, where we learn how each bottle of their handmade spirits are distilled and bottled. Then it’s off to Jackson Hole for an afternoon of free time to explore, relax or partake in shopping that is only unique to the area.

(B) Overnight: Jackson, WY


DAYS 5 & 6 – River Tour / Grand Teton Village / Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park here we come, but first, a trip down Snake River! There’s no better way to enjoy the scenic area than on a gentle raft float along smooth waters with an experienced boatman as our guide. Close by is the Grand Teton Village, offering a variety of eateries and tourist shops. Our guided tour of Yellowstone National Park provides a look at marvelous sights – a waterfall almost twice as high as Niagara, river canyons, mountain lakes and the world-famous geyser, Old Faithful, and hopefully some great wildlife.

Day 5 (B,D); Day 6 (B,L) Overnights: Yellowstone National Park, WY

DAY 7 – Yellowstone East Gate / Cody, WY

We’ll have more time to take photos, as we leave Yellowstone through the scenic East Gate. Before reaching our final destination for the day, we’ll stop in the town of Cody, WY; named after American scout, bison hunter, and showman Colonel William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody. Th e Buffalo Bill Center of the West has 5 museums. These include the Buffalo Bill Museum, tracing William F. Cody’s life with multimedia displays, and the Draper Natural History Museum, with wildlife exhibits. Nearby, Old Trail Town is a re-created frontier town with 1800s log cabins and a saloon.

(B,D) Overnight: Sheridan, WY


DAYS 8 & 9 – Crazy Horse Monument / Norwegian Chapel in the Hills / Mt. Rushmore

Our two-night stay in Rapid City takes us to the Crazy Horse Monument, a work in progress depicting an Oglala Lakota warrior, soon to be riding a horse and pointing into the distance; the Norwegian Chapel in the Hills, which is an exact replica of the Borgund stave church in Norway. Also, our late-afternoon visit to Mount Rushmore National Monument, leads us into a spectacular Lighting Ceremony, where the four carved presidents’ faces are illuminated in the dark of night.

Day 8 (B); Day 9 (B) Overnights: Rapid City, South Dakota


DAY 10 – Wall Drug Store / Badlands National Park Loop

Our trip would not be complete without a stop at the infamous Wall Drug Store, offering dining, activities, souvenirs, and of course, the free ice water that has been refreshing road-worn travelers for over 80 years. We’ll then see the stark beauty of the Badlands National Park, recognized by President Roosevelt as a national monument in 1939.

(B,D) Overnight: North Platte, Nebraska


DAYS 11 & 12 – Great Platte River Road Archway / Homeward Bound

Continuing our drive across the magnificent plains of Nebraska, stopping along the way at the Great Platte River Road Archway, representing the gateway to the West. Our travels takes us to Wichita, KS. Enjoy an evening stroll along the Arkansas River, visit the two area parks, or just enjoy the night relaxing in the hotel, for tomorrow, we head home.

Day 11 (B,A) Overnight: Wichita, Kansas; Day 12 (B)


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