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Private - Group Tour Devils Tower

By Black Hills Open-Top-Tours
5.0/5
Price is £866per traveller*

Features

Free cancellation available
8h
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Contactless payments
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Equipment sanitised between use

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    All taxes, fees and handling charges

  • What's included

    Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • What's included

    Local guide

  • What's included

    National Park fees

  • What's included

    Alcoholic Drinks

  • What's included

    Bottled water

  • What's included

    Snacks

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Aladdin General Store

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Devils Tower National Monument

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Bear Butte State Park

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Old Fort Meade Museum

  • What's excluded

    Service charge

  • What's excluded

    Lunch

Know before you book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Service animals allowed

  • Stroller accessible

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

  • Most travellers can participate

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • National Parks (Devils Tower) require masks be worn. Other than that, masks are not required during the tour. Guides will wear masks as required or requested.

  • Returns to original departure point

What you can expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Centre of the Nation Monument, 415 5th Ave, Belle Fourche, SD 57717-1435

The Geographic Centre of the Nation Monument is located in Belle Fourche in western South Dakota. The 21-foot diameter monument is located next to the Centre of the Nation Visitor Centre and the Tri-State Museum and is accessible year-round.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Aladdin General Store, 4001 State Highway 24, Aladdin, WY 82710-9700

Aladdin is a small community in the northeast corner of Wyoming that is worth a stop, especially during your trip to Devils Tower National Monument. It’s best known for the Aladdin General Store, which is the most prominent of the fifteen buildings that make up this tiny town. Built in 1896, the Aladdin General Store is perfect for loading up on groceries, antiques, western wear and fishing supplies. Before you leave, grab some sarsaparilla or old-fashioned sweets to enjoy on the front porch. Just a mile from the general store you can take a walk around an old coal tipple featuring interpretive signs from the town’s short mining history.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Devils Tower National Monument, Highway 110, Devils Tower, WY 82714

Devils Tower sits across the state line in northeast Wyoming. The Tower is a solitary, stump-shaped granite formation that looms 1,267 feet above the tree-lined Belle Fourche River Valley. Once hidden below the earth’s surface, erosion has stripped away the softer rock layers revealing the Tower.

The two-square-mile park surrounding the tower was proclaimed the nation’s first national monument by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. The park is covered with pine forests, woodlands, and grasslands. While visiting the park you are bound to see deer, prairie dogs, and other wildlife. The mountain’s markings are the basis for Native American legend. One legend has it that a giant bear clawed the grooves into the mountainside while chasing several young Indian maidens. Known by several northern plains tribes as Bears Lodge, it is a sacred site of worship for many American Indians. Devils Tower is also remembered as the film location for “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bear Butte State Park, SD

Bear Butte State Park. This geological formation is one of several intrusions of igneous rock in the Black Hills that formed millions of years ago. From the 4,426 foot summit, you can view four states.

The mountain is sacred to many American Indian tribes who come here to hold religious ceremonies. Artefacts dating back 10,000 years have been found near Bear Butte. In more recent times, however, the Cheyenne and Lakota people have maintained a spiritual tie to this mountain. Notable leaders including Red Cloud, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull have all visited Bear Butte. These visits culminated with an 1857 gathering of many Indian nations to discuss the advancement of white settlers into the Black Hills. George A. Custer, who led an expedition of 1,000 men into the region, camped near the mountain. Custer verified the rumours of gold in the Black Hills. Bear Butte then served as a landmark that helped guide the rush of invading prospectors and settlers into the region.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Old Fort Meade Museum, 1 1/2 Mi E. of Sturgis on Hw 34&79, Sturgis, SD 57741

Fort Meade was strategic location at the mouth of the natural gap in the hogback ridge forming the outer rim of the Black Hills,
The 7th Cavalry, re-formed after the disastrous Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876, constituted the first permanent garrison of the post. Its commander, Colonel Samuel D Sturgis, was on of the founders of the nearby town that bears his name.

It was here, too, that the Star Spangled Banner first became the official music for the military retreat ceremony, long before in became the National Anthem. In 1892, the post commander Colonel Caleb H. Carlton, 8th Cavalry, began the custom of playing the “Star Spangled Banner” at military ceremonies and requested that all people rise and pay it proper respect long before it became the National Anthem.

Fort Meade outlived all other frontier posts of the Upper Missouri West, surviving as a military installation until 1944. It was the last frontier fort to use mounted cavalry to patrol until 1942 when WWII began.

Duration: 30 minutes

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Gear and equipment sanitised between use

Social distancing

  • Contactless payment for service charge and add-ons

Safety measures

  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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