A friend and I are planning a road trip from Chicago to Yellowstone, where we will meet up with some of our friends who are flying out. We are thinking we would like to head out on a northern route through ND and back more southerly through SD. Stops we definitely want to make: Glacier NP, Yellowstone, Badlands, Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Grand Tetons.... We are definitely up for some advice and/or suggestions from any of you who have made a trip similar to this one - what else should we NOT miss? Any particular routes we should take/avoid? Anything NOT worth seeing? We are an open book with about ten days +/- to enjoy! What else should we see along the way? Good places to eat? Hotels/motels/B&B's to recommend?
All advice will be graciously and enthusiastically accepted! We bow to the expertise of this group :)
Thank you so much!