Explorers Club Fall 2004 Trip Itinerary
All times approximate, and also subject to change just for fun.
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Friday, October 1
7:00 am – Departure by school vans. (Meet at WSC Garage opposite Wayne Clinic on 14th St.)
10:00 am – Arrive at Mitchell, SD to tour the Corn Palace.
11:00 pm – Depart Mitchell.
2:00 pm – Arrive at Badlands National Park.
3:30 pm – Arrive at Wall Drug in Wall, SD. Shop at your own risk!
4:30 pm – Depart Wall, SD.
7:00 pm – Arrive at Mt. Rushmore’s Royal Express Motel (888-326-6695) in Keystone, SD.
Dinner on your own (motel is on historic 1880s boardwalk—several eateries available).
Saturday, October 2
8:00 am – Eat continental breakfast at motel, then depart for Mt. Rushmore (3 miles away).
10:00 am – Depart Mt. Rushmore.
10:45 am – Arrive at headquarters of Custer State Park. Briefly tour display cases.
11:00 am – Begin driving Custer State Park Nature Loop.
12:30 pm – Arrive at Blue Bell Lodge for group sit-down lunch (entrées from $10-15).
2:00 – Depart Blue Bell Lodge for Wind Cave National Park.
2:45 – Arrive at Wind Cave National Park for underground guided cave tour ($6 per person).
3:30 – Garden of Eden Tour enters/exits by elevator, lasts 1 hour, is less than ¼ mile long w/ 150 stairs.
4:45 – Depart Wind Cave National Park.
7:00 pm – Arrive at West Hills Inn (308-432-3305) in Chadron, NE.
Dinner on your own (Country Kitchen next door).
Sunday, October 3
8:00 am – Eat continental breakfast at motel, then depart from Chadron, NE.
9:00 – Arrive at Carhenge outside Alliance, NE.
10:00 am – Depart for home and travel via the Sand Hills. Possible stops along way.
No later than 8:00 pm – Arrive back at WSC Garage.