Explorers Club Fall 2011 Trip Itinerary
All times approximate, and also subject to change just for fun.
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Friday, September 9
7:00 am – Departure by school vans. Meet on east side of WSC Lot #10 near Providence Medical Center.
11:30 pm – Lunch in Chamberlain, SD at Subway (Exit 265, 402 East King 605-234-4166).
2:00 pm – Arrive at Badlands National Park.
4:00 – Depart Badlands.
7:00 pm – Arrive at Mt. Rushmore Presidents View Resort Motel (888-326-6695) in Keystone, SD.
Dinner on your own (motel is on historic 1880s boardwalk—several eateries available nearby).
Saturday, September 10
7:30 am – Depart Keystone on the Iron Mountain Road (U.S. 16A). Eat breakfast before departure if desired.
8:30 am – Arrive at the headquarters of Custer State Park. Briefly tour display cases.
9:00 am – Begin driving Custer State Park Wildlife Loop.
11:00 pm – Arrive at Blue Bell Lodge (605-255-4531) for group sit-down lunch (menu entrées from $10-15).
12:15 pm – Depart Blue Bell Lodge for Wind Cave National Park.
1:00 pm – Arrive at Wind Cave National Park (605-745-4600) for underground guided cave tour ($9 per person).
1:30 pm – Natural Entrance Cave Tour enters by going down
300 steps and exits by elevator. Lasts 1¼ hour.
3:00 pm – Depart Wind Cave National Park.
4:30 pm – Arrive at Mt. Rushmore.
7:30 pm – Dinner on your own either at Mt. Rushmore or later in Keystone.
Sunday, September 11
7:30 am – Depart motel.
9:00 am – Breakfast at Wall Drug, SD (one hour stop). Shop at your own risk!
5:00 pm – Arrive back at WSC.