Planning a 2 week vacation to eastern Wyoming and then western So. Dakota for the 2nd & 3rd week of August. Will probably fly into Cheyene and fly out of Rapid CIty. We are late 50's & early 60's, We don't like big cities and prefer the more laid back scenic towns to stay. We will be driving north during the week and would even love to drive in to Montana to see Custers Last Stand and stay there one night.
What are the places/sites we must see? Are there a few towns along the way you recommend to stay for a couple of nights each. I figured that after Custers Last Stand area we would drive into So. Dakota to visit the Badland and Black Hills staying in an area in northern western So. Dakota (I have been told Spearfish is nice but avoid Deadwood). I was also told to stay in Hill City as a base to explore the blackhills and the Badlands. This would be at the end of our trip and bring us close to Rapid City to fly home (We are from Mass.)
So basically we are driving an oblong, clockwise route starting in Cheyennne going north to Custers Last Stand then into So. Dakota and then south to Hill CIty.
We enjoy scenicc car & train rides, historical areas, antiques, water water rafting, would like to try horseback riding. Any help you folks can supply will allow me to firm up our plans ,make plane and hotel reservations. Thanks again