Let’s Go West!
Are you ready for a Western Adventure to some of the most historical sites in the United States? Regal Tours plans the best bus trips to places you’ve never been and those you just can’t get enough of.
Join our already scheduled bus trips or let us assist you in planning one designed specifically for your group. Every attraction on the itinerary is awe-inspiring and most are historical. You just may have some on your bucket list. Bus trips can help you check places off that list.
Let me give you a taste of what you’ll experience on this tour.
- The Corn Palace: The World’s Only Corn Palace is Mitchell’s premier tourist attraction. Some 500,000 tourists come from around the nation each year to see the uniquely designed corn murals. The city’s first Corn Palace was built as a way to prove to the world that South Dakota had a healthy agricultural climate.
- Wall Drug: In December 1931, Ted and Dorothy bought the only drugstore in a town called Wall on the edge of the South Dakota Badlands. There were only 326 people, 326 poor people in the little prairie town. Most of them were farmers who’d been wiped out either by the Depression or drought.
- 82 years later…there are people bustling all over the streets of Wall. If Ted & Dorothy can make it in the dust bowl days of the Dirty 30s then there is no such place as Godforsaken in this great country we live in…AMERICA. They are still there and gas prices are low. All signs lead to Wall Drug!
- The “Badlands”: The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today.
- Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument: The monument memorializes the U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry and the Sioux and Cheyenne in one of the Indians last armed efforts to preserve their way of life. Here on June 25 and 26 of 1876, 263 soldiers, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer and attached personnel of the U.S. Army, died fighting several thousand Lakota, and Cheyenne warriors.
- Moss Mansion Historical House: The tour captures turn-of-the-century life as the prominent Moss Family lived it. Guests will see original draperies, furniture, fixtures, Persian carpets and artifacts displayed in the 1903 red sandstone structure designed by New York architect Henry Janeway Hardenbergh.
- Pictograph Caves: Prehistoric hunters who camped in Pictograph Cave left behind artifacts and over 100 pictographs, or rock paintings. The oldest rock art in the cave is over 2,000 years old.
- Old Faithful and Yellowstone Park: Is a Wonderland. Old Faithful and the majority of the world’s geysers are preserved here. They are the main reason the park was established in 1872 as America’s first national park—an idea that spread worldwide. A mountain wildland, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone.
- Mt Rushmore: Mount Rushmore National Memorial is visited by nearly three million people each year that come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota and learn about the birth, growth, development and preservation of the country. From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage we all share.
- Crazy Horse Memorial: Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski and Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear officially started Crazy Horse Memorial June 3, 1948. The Memorial’s mission is to honor the culture, tradition and living heritage of North American Indians. Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation demonstrates its ongoing commitment to this promise by following these objectives:
- Continuing the progress on the world’s largest mountain sculpture, carving a memorial to the spirit of legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse and his culture;
- Providing educational and cultural programming to encourage harmony and reconciliation among all people and nations;
- Acting as a repository for Native American artifacts, arts and crafts through the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER®
- And by establishing and operating the INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA®, and when practical, a medical training center for American Indians.