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Trips of a Lifetime: America's Cowboy Country From AAA Vacations

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By AAA Travel Editor Katie Broome
March 30, 2021
In this series, our travel editors highlight the trips of a lifetime arranged by AAA Travel. Available exclusively to AAA members, these vacations and tours feature built-in savings and experiences you won’t find anywhere else.
See the best of Wyoming and South Dakota with America’s Cowboy Country, a popular AAA Vacations® tour arranged by the travel experts at AAA. Social distancing comes easy on this journey through the western U.S., where the views stretch for miles and the buffalo roam free. You’ll visit Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rushmore, the Grand Tetons and more on this guided trip.
Read on for more details about what’s included with this vacation.
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All About This National Park Tour

If you’re planning a trip to Yellowstone or dreaming of a Mount Rushmore vacation, there’s no better way to experience these national treasures than with America’s Cowboy Country. You’ll explore three national parks and visit well-known landmarks like Old Faithful and Yellowstone Lake with the help of an experienced guide.
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Your Trip Itinerary

Your adventure begins in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and ends in Rapid City, South Dakota. The members-only tour price includes attraction fees, 10 meals (three dinners and seven breakfasts) and stays at AAA Three Diamond designated hotels for all seven nights. Your tour manager will coordinate moving your luggage from hotel to hotel, and if you choose to book your flights with AAA, round-trip airport transfers by private sedan will be included at no extra charge.
Below is the daily itinerary for America’s Cowboy Country:
Day 1: Jackson Hole
Your tour begins in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Explore the Old West town on your own, then rest up at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Jackson Hole, a AAA Three Diamond hotel.
Day 2: Grand Teton National Park
You’ll be treated to breakfast, then spend the day on a Grand Tetons tour before returning to downtown Jackson Hole. In the evening, enjoy a warm welcome with a chuck wagon dinner and Wild West entertainment.
Hotel: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Jackson Hole, a AAA Three Diamond hotel.
Day 3: Yellowstone National Park and Cody
After breakfast, you’ll visit Yellowstone National Park to see wildlife and landmarks like Old Faithful and Yellowstone Lake. Dinner is included in the evening, and your day ends in the Wild West town of Cody, Wyoming.
Hotel: Holiday Inn at Buffalo Bill Village Resort, a AAA Three Diamond property.
Day 4: Cody and Sheridan
While in Cody, you’ll choose between an educational visit to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West or Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. Your day ends in Sheridan, Wyoming, a town rich in Native American history.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Atrium & Convention Center, a AAA Three Diamond property.
Day 5: Deadwood and Rapid City
In Deadwood you’ll visit the gravesites of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane at Mount Moriah Cemetery (Boot Hill) and learn all about the Lakota people at Kevin Costner’s Tatanka: Story of the Bison. Your day ends on the eastern edge of the Black Hills in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Hotel: The Hotel Alex Johnson, Curio Collection by Hilton, a AAA Three Diamond property.
Day 6: Custer State Park and Mount Rushmore
Today brings you to Custer State Park, where you’ll get a chance to see a massive herd of free-roaming bison. On the way to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, you’ll stop at the Crazy Horse Memorial, said to be the world’s largest mountain sculpture still in progress.
Hotel: The Hotel Alex Johnson, Curio Collection by Hilton, a AAA Three Diamond property.
Day 7: Badlands National Park
You’ll spend your last full day in Badlands National Park, where you’ll see impressive rock formations and colorful mineral deposits, then pay a visit to Wall Drug Store, a popular tourist stop. In the evening you’ll be treated to a farewell dinner with a member of the Lakota Native American tribe.
Hotel: The Hotel Alex Johnson, Curio Collection by Hilton, a AAA Three Diamond property.
Day 8: Rapid City
Breakfast is included on your last morning before you head back home.
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What Makes This Tour a Great Value

For one price, you’ll get the benefits of pre-arranged hotel, transportation and activity reservations, plus a $50 per person savings and $50 per person credit for additional activities and 24/7 Member Care to assist with last-minute changes or flight cancellations. And with the AAA Vacations® Best Price Guarantee*, you’ll earn a future travel credit if you’re able to find a better price for the same itinerary within 24 hours of booking. (*Must be a qualifying AAA Vacations cruise or tour vacation. Certain restrictions apply. Visit AAA.com/AAAVacations for full details.)

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