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Spokane - Minneapolis (SPO-MSP)
Group, Fly-Drive, Motorhome
The region is proud of its pioneering heritage and, en route, offers some of the most unique American cultural attractions in the country.
Day 1/2 Arrive Spokane
History buffs can walk the city streets and enjoy Spokane’s century-old buildings where the city’s colorful history comes alive including Bing Crosby’s boyhood home. Overnight Spokane.
Day 3 Spokane to Lewiston via Cataldo
West of Cataldo visit Cataldo Mission of the Sacred Heart Idaho’s oldest building. Traveling west to Lewiston, visit the Nez Perce National Historic Park. The park has a visitors center, auditorium and theater which brings to life the 10,000 year history of the Nez Perce Nation. Overnight Lewiston.
Day 4 Lewiston to Twin Falls
Twin Falls showcases the spectacular Snake River Canyon, which is best viewed from the Buzz Langdon Visitors Center. The Herrett Center Faulkner Planetarium is a 151-seat state-of-the-art facility. Overnight, Twin Falls.
Day 5 Twin Falls to Idaho Falls via Blackfoot
The World Potato Exposition in Blackfoot offers dozens of fun and educational exhibits about the potato. Overnight, Idaho Falls
Day 6/7 Deer Lodge to Yellowstone National Park
The world’s first national park is Yellowstone National Park, where over 10,000 thermal features and hundreds of animal species run wild. Overnight Yellowstone .
Day 8 Yellowstone to Thermopolis
The Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis features exciting dioramas and exhibits. The museum’s mounted dinosaur skeletons were unearthed less than two miles from the center on the Warm Springs ranch. Shuttle bus tours are offered to visitors who want to see a working fossil dig in progress. Overnight Thermopolis.
Day 9/10 Thermopolis to Rapid City
The Journey Museum in Rapid City contains geological and archeological treasures from the Black Hills. Also in Rapid City, see the world's largest reptile collection plus over 50,000 flowers at Black Hills Reptile Gardens. Bear Country is a unique drive-through wildlife park. See bears, wolves, buffalo, elk, bighorn sheep and other North American wildlife roaming free in their natural habitat. The Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse Memorial has one of the region’s foremost collections of Indian artifacts as well as sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski’s beautiful studio home. The Black Hills Passion Play in Spearfish portrays the last seven days of the life of Christ. In Keystone, tour the Rushmore-Borglum Story. Displays and galleries present the life of the famous creator of Mt. Rushmore. Overnight Rapid City.
Day 11 Rapid City to Mitchell via Murdo
Murdo is home of the Pioneer Auto Museum with more than 250 autos and 40 building exhibits. The World’s Only Corn Palace in Mitchell, built originally in 1892 to encourage settlement and prove the richness of eastern South Dakota soil, is decorated inside and out with thousands of bushels of colorful native corn, grains and grasses. Overnight Mitchell.
Day 12 Mitchell to Minneapolis/St. Paul via Watertown
In Watertown view over 100 originals of America's most popular artist at the Terry Redlin Art Center. Overnight Watertown.
Day 13 Minneapolis/St. Paul
Take the three-hour Metro Attractions sightseeing tour of Minneapolis-St. Paul which encompasses the major attractions of both cities and/or the new Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, an architectural masterpiece with museum exhibits that feature large-scale objects, “hands-on” experiences, and the popular Minnesota: A-Z Exhrm.
Day 14 Departure from Minneapolis/St. Paul