Partners’ Program and Local Attractions


This program is not available through registration. It is being organized by Chris Brickey. If you are interested please contact him directly at:


Monday, June 26, 2023

Badlands National Park (a unique feature only available for 40,000 years)

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 horses and rhinos 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.


Minuteman Missile Historic Site (visit a cold war relic)

During the Cold War, a vast arsenal of nuclear missiles were placed in the Great Plains. Hidden in plain sight, for thirty years, 1,000 missiles were kept on constant alert; hundreds remain today. The Minuteman Missile remains an iconic weapon in the American nuclear arsenal. It holds the power to destroy civilization, but is meant as a nuclear deterrent to maintain peace and prevent war.

Wall Drug Store (drink free ice water)

Wall Drug has a rich history in the state of South Dakota. Nestled in the city of Wall in the western part of the state, Wall Drug has grown from its humble beginnings in 1931 to a thriving oasis. Wall Drug offers dining, activities, gifts and souvenirs, visitor information and, of course, free ice water. Many road-worn travelers stop at Wall Drug and leave awake and refreshed, just like they did more than 80 years ago.


Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Mt. Rushmore National Monument (see really big presidential sculptures)

Majestic figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, surrounded by the beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota, tell the story of the birth, growth, development and preservation of this 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 Monument (explore an in-progress mountain sculpture of a native hero)

Crazy Horse is the world’s largest mountain carving located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It is considered The Eighth Wonder of the World in progress.

Custer State Park Wildlife Tour (almost guaranteed to see bison and feed burros)

The granite peaks and rolling plains are calling. The clear mountain waters are inviting and the open ranges are waiting to be discovered. Encompassing 71,000 acres in the Black Hills, Custer State Park is home to abundant wildlife, natural beauty, and adventure.


Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Self-guided Rapid City Tour (see life-sized sculptures of each president)

Welcome to Rapid City, South Dakota – a destination known for the 60-foot carvings of presidents’ heads in the Black Hills and the breathtaking “Badlands” landscape. But that’s just the beginning of the adventure. Experience the frozen-in-time history of The City of Presidents, immerse yourself in the Native American culture and enjoy a variety of small shops and dining opportunities.


Cost – $400 per person



Transportation, non-alcoholic beverages, and lunch included on Monday & Tuesday.