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.