Cowboys and Indians Fly-Drive Holiday
The Plains Indians are the proud first residents in the west of the Rocky Mountains and they still make the area their home. This fascinating fly-drive holiday covers both North and South Dakota as well as Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.
The region is home to sixteen Indian nations and with Frontier America you will be able to explore the history, the culture and see their artwork as you meander through their homelands. Experience the history of this beautiful American classic learning about the Lewis & Clark expedition at Custer's Last Stand or even by spending some time on a classic ranch.
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Fly into Denver and experience the city’s vibrant culture, The Denver Art Museum which is often acknowledged as the world's greatest collections of American Indian art work, representing all of North America's tribes. There are many traders in the city who deal in Indian artwork, jewellery and blankets. The Denver Pow Wow is held every March.
2 nights in Denver.Close
Denver to Cheyenne
Drive to Cheyenne for an overnight stay but not before exploring the history of the native Cheyenne tribes.
1 night in Cheyenne.Close
Cheyenne to Custer
On your drive today stop at the Pine Ridge reservation and the Red Cloud Heritage Center before driving onto Custer for a two -night stay. Custer is very close to Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial. Two nights in Custer.Close
Custer to Sioux Falls
Today you will drive toward Sioux Falls but not without stopping at the Akta Lakota Museum in Chamberlain. The Chamberlain Railroad Bridge also makes for an interesting photo opportunity before driving on through the Badlands National Park.
One night in SiouxClose
Sioux Falls to Pierre
Drive onto Pierre but stop at Sitting Bull at Mobridge on the way. Also along the way you may want to stop at the Tekakwitha Ah Arts Center in Sisseton.
1 night in Pierre.Close
Pierre to TA Guest Ranch
Now is the time for you to play Cowboy at the TA Guest Ranch, near Buffalo. Enjoy traditional activities like hunting, fishing and horseback riding from this cosy ranch where Old West comes alive. If your stay coincides with the Crow Fair in August you should plan to spend longer. This event includes rodeos, dances, parades, games, food and craft displays.
3 nights at TA Guest Ranch.Close
TA Ranch to Cody
When you leave the ranch you will continue your journey onwards towards Cody, stopping at Custer’s Last Stand if you haven’t already done so. In the summer months Cody is home to a fantastic evening rodeo. 1 night in Cody. Frontier America also recommends a short extension to visit the world famous and ever-beautiful nearby Yellowstone National Park.
1 night in Cody.Close
Cody to Lander
Both the Shoshone and Arapaho tribes share the Wind River Indian Reservation near Lander, Wyoming. Cultural tours of the reservation are available. Guide and outfitting services are available from Native American guides to explore the spectacular Wind River Mountain Range. Fishing, camping and horseback riding are offered during an authentic Indian cultural experience.
2 nights in Lander.Close
Lander to Pocatello
Fort Hall is the home of both the Shoshone and Bannock Native Americans who have peacefully inhabited the same land in southern Idaho for thousands of years. The tribes host the Sho-Ban Indian Festival each year during the second weekend in August. The tribal museum and trading post are open to the public year round.
Overnight Pocatello at the Best Western Pocatello Inn.Close
Pocatello to Boise
Your holiday will end in Boise, Idaho where you will spend your last night unless we can persuade you to fly on to the Californian coast for a few days relaxing there!Close
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Custer State Park
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