North Dakota Discovery: Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Historic Landmarks & Rugged Western Charm

August 14-18, 2018

Tue / Sat -5 Days

Discover the natural beauty of North Dakota! In Bismarck, visit Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park and the Mandan Indian Burial Grounds, where you’ll find reconstructed Native American earthen lodges. Get your cameras ready for your evening dinner cruise down the Missouri River. Relax as you learn about the history of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and enjoy the perfect vantage points for viewing bald eagles.

After traveling north to Minot, experience the Scandinavian Heritage in the region and tour the Dakota Territory Air Museum. Continue your cultural tour of the state by visiting the historical Fort Union Trading Post and Fort Buford. Fort Union, founded in 1828, was a vital trading post during the height of the fur trade. This post alone traded over 25,000 buffalo robes annually. Both forts provided protection for settlers moving west, and allow you to catch a glimpse of life on the western frontier.

A highlight of the trip is sure to be a tour of Theodore Roosevelt National Park with a true Cowboy! See the pristine beauty of the park through the eyes of a local and see why President Roosevelt fell in love with the North Dakota Badlands. Take in the rolling grasslands dotted with bison and understand why it was ranked fifth on the New York Times’s top places to visit in the world in 2016. The tour culminates with a unique dining experience, a Pitchfork Steak Fondue, followed by the Medora Musical at an outdoor amphitheatre overlooking the badlands. There isn’t a show quite like the Medora Musical, and the outdoor setting is fitting for this high energy, western-style performance, considered the “rootin'-tootinest, boot-scootinest show in all the west!”

Itinerary Hotels

Tue, Aug 14: Depart Indianapolis for Bismarck, North Dakota. You’ll be introduced to all things North Dakota at the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum. Also visit Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park and the Mandan Indian Burial Grounds. The fort was the spot from which Gen. George Custer set out with his army for Little Big Horn. After checking in to the hotel, celebrate your first night with an evening dinner cruise along the Missouri River and hear about Lewis and Clark’s expedition through North Dakota. See the bald eagles and view Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park from the river’s vantage point. Overnight in Bismarck. (Meal: Dinner)

Wed, Aug 15: Depart the hotel after breakfast for Minot, where you will be introduced to the Scandinavian heritage of North Dakota at the Scandinavian Heritage Park, which honors the cultures of the five Scandinavian countries: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland with stunning architecture and displays. On the grounds you can visit the iconic Gol Stave Church, which is a full replica of the church now in Oslo, Norway. After lunch, tour the Dakota Territory Air Museum. End the day by enjoying dinner at The Williston. (B,L,D)

Thu, Aug 16: From the hotel in Williston, drive to the Fort Union Trading Post, which was the most important fur trade post in the area during the 1800’s. Visit Fort Buford and discover the important history of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers. End the day at your leisure in the town of Medora, full of western charm and history, and situated on the edge of the North Dakota Badlands. (B,L)

Fri, Aug 17: Spend the day being guided through Theodore Roosevelt National Park by a true cowboy! See why the park was ranked fifth on the New York Times’s top places to visit in the world for 2016. Spectacular views of the park are set before you as you listen to the history of the area along with the cowboy traditions that are still prevalent today. This evening you will be treated to a Pitchfork Steak Fondue dinner overlooking the badlands before attending the famed Medora Musical at the Burning Hills Amphitheatre. This rollicking musical depicts the story of the state in dance and song, with special emphasis on Theodore Roosevelt's connection to the area and American patriotism. (B,D)

Sat, Aug 18: Enjoy your morning in Medora and poke around in local shops and restaurants, or take a walk over to the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, which showcases the history and lifestyle of Western ranching, rodeo and area Native Americans. Depart in the afternoon for Bismarck to fly home. (B)

Radisson Hotel, Bismarck, North Dakota
Located in downtown Bismarck within walking distance to the shopping and restaurant district. Highlights: Spacious and updated modern rooms • complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access • indoor heated swimming pools • restaurant •bar/lounge• sauna • fitness.

Four Points by Sheraton, Williston, North Dakota
Located in Williston, the hotel offers attractive, modern guest rooms. Highlights: rooms include a refrigerator and microwave • complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access • indoor heated swimming pools •bar/restaurant• whirlpool • fitness.

Rough Riders Hotel, Medora, North Dakota
Located in downtown Medora, the hotel combines luxury with western charm. Close to shopping and dining in town. Highlights: charming rooms that embrace the history of the region • complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access • restaurant • fitness.

North Dakota Discovery: Theodore Roosevelt National Park Pricing

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Ambassadair Trip #7380

Photo by Richard J Woodland

Highlights Include

  • Tour Theodore Roosevelt National Park with a cowboy guide
  • Take in the outdoor Medora Musical
  • Scenic Dinner Cruise on Lewis and Clark Riverboats
  • Visit Scandinavian Heritage Park
  • Fort Union Trading Post

Package Includes

  • R/T commercial air from Indianapolis to Bismarck
  • 4 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation
  • Hotel baggage handling
  • Escorted from Indianapolis

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