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I'm going on a cross country trip this summer from Portland Oregon to Chicago, any advice?

Posted by Sonja A
Custer SD

I will guess you are going to be on I-90, drop off and see Yellowstone if you wasn't to stay at one of thee Hotels in th park, get your reservations NOW !!. You will be close to the Grand Tetons, they too are worth a look. From Yellowstone you will pass the Custer battlefield that too is worth the trip. Onward to the east, stop and see Mt Rushmore in South Dakota. Of course you must stop in Wall for your free cup of coffee. De Smet, SD isn't too far off course, that was the place Laura Ingles Wilder lived and talked about in her "Little House on the Prairie books. There is the church that Paw help build and the house where they lived. I found many wonderful places to see and visit going to Chicago, I hope you will too.

Hotels near Mount Rushmore?

Going back there this summer for a couple days. Stayed in Custer the 1st time almost 8 yrs ago (I know, long time), at the Best Western there. Hoping to stay in Custer again, but at different hotel. Will be staying 2 nights, & on a budget. Any suggestions & recommendations. If no hotels in Custer, looking at Hot Springs & possibly Keystone.

Posted by Liz
Custer SD

Have you considered the budget friendly KOA? They have "camping cabins" for about $35 a night. "Mount Rushmore" is 22 miles north of Custer KOA on US Highway 16.

Custer / Mount Rushmore KOA
12021 US Highway 16
Custer, SD 57730

Information: (605) 673-4304

Traveling across the USA…need advise?

My husbands parents are coming here India to visit. This will be their first and probably only visit here so we want to take them to as many places as we can. We live in Ct and will go around here like NYC, Niagara Falls for the first week while they attempt to get rid of their jet lag.

Here are some places we are thinking about:

Lake George, Ny,
Niagara Falls, Ny
Mount Rushmore, Sd
Badlands National Park, Sd
Yellowstone, Id, Mt
Glacier National Park – Iceberg Lake, Mt
Yosemite, Mt
Bryce, Zion, Capitol Reef, Ut
Grand Canyon, Az
Lassen Volcanic National Park, Ca

My husband is insisting on driving but I am not sure if it is possible as we have a 2 yr old. We have to stay in a hotel that has a kitchen because they have never eaten anything other than Indian food and they won't be used to the food here right away. Any suggestions on how to see most of the places I have mentioned? We can start from this side and end in Ca. I was thinking to fly to LA and then start the drive but I don't know. Suggestions Plz.

Posted by Cassie
Custer SD

You'll be driving a lot. Badlands you can see most of the same stuff from the interstate. Custer State Park is far better than a make work project that is Mt. Rushmore. The black hills are a good area after driving across the prairies. Yellowstone come in from Cody, Wy. And leave via West Yellowstone. Take your time its large and unfolds overtime. Take a side trip to the Grand Tetons and forget Glacier, With global warming there are very few glaciers left. All of Utah is good. You may wish to see Monument Valley the back drop to most of the Westerns, TV and Movies. Yosemite be sure to see the redwoods Grand Canyon both sides and there is a lot of stuff to see around Flagstaff. Yellowstone, Zion, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon with Yellowstone with the wildlife and geo activity the main site.

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