The South Dakota Badlands Tour
SD Air & Space Museum and Wall Drug)
To visit the South Dakota Badlands we must travel east away from the Black Hills. We will see the great diversity of these lands so revered by the Lakota people and their ancestors. We will pass the home of the "BIB" Lancer Bomber, a symbol of this countries Air Power. We will be crossing over the Cheyenne River where a battle scene from the movie “Dances with Wolves” was filmed. Passing through Wall, SD, the home of Wall Drug a shinning example of American free enterprise, we will enter the South Dakota Badlands. The South Dakota Badlands where the “good guys and the bad guys” alike perished in the land of sun and bad water.
SD Air & Space Museum
Just east of Rapid City we will pass Ellsworth AFB and drive through the exhibits of the South Dakota Air and Space Museum. You will see on display the only "B1B" Lacer on public display anywhere in the world. You may spend as long as you like looking at the exhibits remembering this is your journey to enjoy as you see fit.
South Dakota Badlands
After leaving Ellsworth we journey on through the Cheyenne River basin where the Indians rescued Sgt Dunbar from the Cavalry in “Dancing with Wolves.” Then on through Wall SD and into the South Dakota Badlands, where you will see the many formations carved out of the stone by millions of years of erosion. You will experience the plant and animal life that survives in this awesome place. You will see the South Dakota Badlands from the many lookouts along the way, and talk with some of the paleontologists at the “Pig Dig” an active “dig” sponsored by the SD School of Mines. You will get to take the "Fossil Walk" before we stop for lunch at the Ben Reifel Visitors Center.
After lunch we will take our final leg through the South Dakota Badlands then head back to Wall SD. On the way we will pass by “Alpha” site where missile crews maintained their vigilance over the "Minute Man" ICBM's during the cold war. Finally we arrive at Wall Drug with a story dating back to the early 1930's. It will tell of the stores humble beginning and it's journey through history to a $50,000,000 a year business. After spending some time looking through the multitude of shops we will end the day with some of Wall Drug's famous home made ice cream, complements of the Knight Rider. Then you can sit back, kick off your shoes and relax on the drive back to Rapid City.
Contact Us :
To ask questions, make comments or RESERVATION just call 1-605-209-4935. We can pick you up at the air-port, the place you are staying, or anywhere else you may desire.
Knight-Riders' Black Hills Tours
5119 Autumn Place
Rapid City, SD 57702