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The Badlands of South Dakota and North Dakota
Follow Highway 240, also known as the Badlands Loop, with a stop for a unique lunch of Indian tacos.
First stop of the day is Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Spend time at the Lincoln Borglum Museum at the memorial to learn more about this amazing sculpture.
Continue on Highway 16A (see motor coach information) to Custer State Park. This scenic drive, also known as Iron Mountain Road, curves and winds through pigtail bridges and mountain tunnels. Once in Custer State Park, enjoy the sites on the Wildlife Loop Road, where visitors have excellent chances of spotting wildlife like buffalo, deer, antelope, bighorn sheep and more.
From Custer State Park, travel to Crazy Horse Memorial, the world’s largest mountain carving in progress. Continue north to the Old West mining towns of Lead and Deadwood. Spend the evening at one of Deadwood’s gaming parlors or Old West shows. Overnight in Lead or Deadwood.