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To go to Little Big Horn or not ???

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To go to Little Big Horn or not ???

This is our itinerary.

My husband now says he would like to go to Little Big Horn.

Do you think I can cut 1 night from Deadwood and spend it near Little Big Horn ( I'm assuming Billings ) ?

AAA says it's about a 3-4 hr drive from Deadwood.

What do you think ???

Thanks.

DAY 1 - FRI 9/9 - flight into RAPID CITY arrives @ 9:35am

Night ceremony at Mt Rushmore

Reptile Gardens (more time) and Bear Country (less time)

DINNER @ PRAIRIE BERRY WINERY

NITE 1 - Holiday Inn Express Hill City

DAY 2 - SAT 9/10

Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Jewel Cave, Sylvan Lake

PICNIC LUNCH @ SYLVAN LAKE

DINNER @ ALPINE INN - HILL CITY

NITE 2 - Holiday Inn Express Hill City

DAY 3 - SUN 9/11

Custer / Peter Norbeck Hwy, Iron Mtn Road, Wildlife Loop ( do in early am )

Wind Cave

drive to top of Mount Coolidge

DINNER @ BLUE BELL LODGE

NITE 3 - Holiday Inn Express Hill City

DAY 4 - MON 9/12 FULL MOON

Cascade Falls, Mammoth Site, Wild Horse Sanctuary

DINNER @ STATE GAME LODGE

NITE 4 - Holiday Inn Express Hill City

DAY 5 - TUES 9/13

Badlands / Loop, Wounded Knee, Minute Man, Prairie Dog Town, Wall Drug

LUNCH @ WOOD KNIFE CAFÉ / DINNER @ CEDAR PASS LODGE

NITE 5 - Cedar Pass Lodge

DAY 6 - WED 9/14

Head to Deadwood area / Spearfish Canyon, Roughlock Falls, Spearfish Falls

Mt Moriah cemetery, Saloon #10 / Adams Museum & House / Bullock Hotel

LUNCH @ CHEYENE CROSSING / DINNER @ THYME CAFÉ & BISTRO

NITE 6 - The Lodge At Deadwood

DAY 7 - THURS 9/15

Devil’s Tower, Vore Buffalo Jump, Belle Fourche, Bear Butte

DINNER @ JAKE'S

NITE 7 - The Lodge At Deadwood

DAY 8 - FRI 9/16 - flight leaves @ 3:30pm

drive US Hwy385 tro Hwy16 to Rapid City to stop at

LUNCH @ SUGAR SHACK

drive USHwy14A to I-90 to Rapid City for direct route

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1. Re: To go to Little Big Horn or not ???

It in an interesting museum and historical site. I am a history nut but with that being said would not go out of my way to stop again. We stopped on our way from Devils Tower to Billings. We just did a quick stop

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2. Re: To go to Little Big Horn or not ???

I agree with PeachBelle828. It has been about 15 years since we were there and although it was interesting, I would not drive 3 or 4 hours (6+ hours round trip) out of my way to see it. If you were going that way I would encourage you to stop. Save it for another time and hopefully you will make it to Montana someday.

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3. Re: To go to Little Big Horn or not ???

Thanks....I'm glad that's your advice. I really did NOT want to cram too much into this trip, but my husband REALLY wanted to go.

We will be going back to Yellowstone in the next 4-5 years with our grandkids, so I guess we'll save it for then.

Thanks again !

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4. Re: To go to Little Big Horn or not ???

Good plan- we did it on our way from Devils Tower to Billings and then the next day we entered Yellowstone for that part of our trip. You could easily do it with Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Cody, etc.

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