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Motor Coach Tour

Yellowstone, Tetons & Mt. Rushmore

Thursday, August 9 - Friday, August 17, 2018

Highlights:  (Inclusions subject to change)
- Guided Tour of Denver
- Grand Teton National Park
- Bar J Chuckwagon Dinner & Western Show
- Yellowstone National Park
- Crazy Horse Memorial
- Mount Rushmore National Memorial
- Wall Drug & Cafe
- Corn Palace
- 8 Nights Lodging
- 8 Breakfasts / 4 Lunches / 4 Dinners
- Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
- Trip Cancellation Insurance Available Upon Request
 
Departures:
- Lowe’s Store, Kirkwood, MO - Depart 7:00 AM / Return 8:30 PM
- Mid-American Coaches, Washington, MO - Depart: 8:00 AM / Return 7:30 PM

Folks,this “Western Adventure” is packed with National Parks, miles of beautiful scenery, and lots of adventures & destinations.

Thursday, August 9 - Early morning we hit the dusty trail.  This gives us time to get acquainted with our fellow travelers.  After lunch in the Kansas City area, we reach our first destination later this afternoon - Kansas.  We “bunk” in Abilene, Kansas, at the Holiday Inn Express.  Abilene began as a stage coach stop in 1857, established by Timothy Hersey and named from a passage in the Bible, meaning "city of the plains". The town grew quickly when Joseph G. McCoy decided to use the town for the location of his stockyards. Abilene became the very first "cow town" of the west.  Dinner is included tonight at Brookville Hotel.   (D)

Friday, August 10 - Westward Ho!  We travel west again today, through the “breadbasket of the Nation.”  Lunch is included at the Colonial Steakhouse in Oakley, Kansas.  Our final destination for today is Colorado and its “Mile-High” capital city of Denver for overnight accommodations at the Drury Inn.     (B/L)

Saturday, August 11 - This morning we will enjoy a Step-On Guided Tour of Denver.  See all of the highlights that make this town great.  Next, we travel across the state line into Wyoming.  Soon we’ll mosey into Cheyenne, the capital city, named for an Algonquin Indian Tribe that roamed the area long ago.  Cattle and sheep ranching, coal, oil, and timber all help to support the economy of this area.  After an included lunch at Texas Roadhouse, we “move on” north and then turn west until reaching today’s destination, Riverton, WY.  This evening we will stay at the Hampton Inn in Riverton.  Riverton, WY is both the largest city in the county and the largest within the historical boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The city is an incorporated entity of the state of Wyoming, on land ceded from the reservation in 1906, a situation that often makes it subject to jurisdictional claims by the nearby Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes. The community was named Riverton because of the four rivers that meet there.  (B/L)

Sunday, August 12 - Our trail today takes us across Wyoming, crossing the Continental Divide at Togwotee Pass before arriving at Moran Junction, Grand Teton National Park.  Bring binoculars for viewing the massive towers of rock and glacial valley (Jackson Hole) where moose, elk, and trumpeter swan can be seen.  Take time to visit the Fur Trade Museum (Moose Visitor Center). We will then head southward through the park to Jackson.  Uninhibitedly western, Jackson is the key town for the mountain rimmed, 600 square mile valley of Jackson Hole, which is surrounded by mountain scenery, dude ranches, national parks, big game, and other vacation attractions.  Our accommodations for tonight is the Quality 49er Inn & Suites.  We end the day at the Bar J Ranch with a tasty included chuckwagon supper and a western show.   (B/D)

Monday, August 13 - Take a second peek at the Grand Tetons as we head north to Yellowstone National Park.  Yellowstone is a wildlife sanctuary for bear, elk, and bison.  Here you will view Old Faithful, one of the 10,000 geysers spouting hot water jets, hot springs, bubbling mud volcanoes, and more.  Explore the lodge at your leisure and enjoy an included lunch at the Old Faithful Lodge while watching Old Faithful.  At Lake Junction see Yellowstone Lake, the largest body of water in North America.  We will then depart for our lodging at Grant Village in Yellowstone National Park.  Dinner is included tonight at Grant Village Restaurant.   (B/L/D)

Tuesday, August 14 -  Today we will travel through the Bighorn Mountains and Granite Pass to Sheridan, then on to Gillette for our overnight accommodations at the Fairfield Inn & Suites.   (B)

Wednesday, August 15 - We’re off to South Dakota!  Travel the beautiful Black Hills region to visit Crazy Horse Memorial where the largest statue in the world is being carved from the granite atop Thunderhead Mountain.  When finished it will depict the Sioux Chief who defeated Col. Custer, sitting astride his horse.  Nearby, visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial, an impressive carved granite shrine to four great Presidents.  We’ll have leisure time to stroll around the visitor’s center and gift shops of both attractions.  We then move on to our evening’s destination, Rapid City, SD.  Dinner this evening is included at Millstone Family Restaurant.  Overnight lodging is at the Holiday Inn Express.    (B/D)

Thursday, August 16 - This morning we will make an “ice water” stop at the famous Wall Drug.  The New York Times has described Wall Drug as "a sprawling tourist attraction of international renown that takes in more than $10 million a year and draws some two million annual visitors to a remote town."  Then, at Mitchell, we will visit the Corn Palace.  For over 120 years, the World’s Only Corn Palace has attracted the unusual, the notable, and the road-weary. Next, we’ll moseying to Sioux City, Iowa for the evening.  Overnight accommodations are at the Hilton Garden Inn.   (B)

Friday, August 17 - Hot “vittles” for breakfast before departing today.  We will enjoy an included lunch at Cracker Barrel in St. Joseph, MO and then have time to relax and recall our western adventure as we travel homeward.   (B/L)


Tour Cost:
$1,750.00 per person - Double Room
$2,325.00 per person - Single Room
$1,535.00 per person - Triple Room

Deposit of $200.00 due upon reserving  
Balance due by July 6, 2018    

 




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Cancellation Policy/Refunds

If you must cancel on a 1 day tour and it is within 10 days of departure, refunds will be based on deposits returned to Mid-American Coaches prior to trip departure.  We do however, allow you to get another person to fill your seat.   If  we have a wait list, we will try to fill the seat from our wait list.  If we do not have a standby list, you will not receive a refund.
Once final payment (30days prior) is made on multi day trips 2 or more days,  cancellation of passengers will have to be filed on the cancellation insurance that is available  for all multi-day tours.  No insurance is sold on 2 day trips.
If you have elected to not purchase the insurance, Mid-American Coaches has the right to retain any monies paid by customer.  If this seat is resold, then at that point you may receive a refund.
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If you are forced to leave a tour anytime after departure, refunds will be based on monies that are recoverable.  Refunds cannot be made for unused motorcoach transportation.