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Address: Badlands National Park, SD
Phone Number:
+1 605-433-5361

Main route through Badlands National Park.

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This is very well done with many turnouts and light hiking options. Saw Big Horn Sheep, mountain goats, deer, antelope, chipmunks and prairie dogs.

Reviewed 2 days ago
john B
Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is very well done with many turnouts and light hiking options. Saw Big Horn Sheep, mountain goats, deer, antelope, chipmunks and prairie dogs.

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Sanford, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The drive with observation stops is wonderful. Everywhere you look you can't believe you aren't on the moon. The formations are all beautiful and the history is so interesting. The colors of the rock change and we saw bison, sheep and prairie dogs. This park should not be missed.

Thank Joan42469
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was a very interesting road to travel and would recommend that everyone do it. Never experienced a road like it any where else.

Thank Theresa S
Olathe, Kansas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Badlands National Park was an amazing experience! Beautiful landscape that makes you think you are on anther planet. Highly recommend this one of a kind in SD!

Thank Kirstie N
Northern Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those places that you can't describe and pictures just don't cut it. This is an incredible place. Take the time to get out and hike around along the loop road. Pack a lunch! We had such a great time.

Thank bclarke292
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to detour off the interstate and spend couple hours & picnic. Lots to see but not much to do. Got to see the bighorn sheep.

Thank Sandytapani
Fishers, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've heard stories of the Badlands for years and many references to them in cowboy movies where the bad guys get away from the law and go hide out in the Badlands. I always understood it in that context, but never had an image in my mind of what it is like. Well now I've seen it. And it's easy... More 

Thank DMJA21
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Start at the visitor center or in Wall (nearby town) and loop the park. Plenty of places to pull off with spectacular views. You can take a well-maintained dirt road at the west side of the loop heading back up toward Wall and see bison free roaming! Big ones! Other wildlife there too. They can direct you to this at... More 

Thank Katy C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on our way back to Minnesota, but could not pass up driving through the Badlands. We were greeted by a plethora of prairie dogs before entering into the park. The landscape and different geographical formations was absolutely incredible. It was really interesting to see all the different colors within the hills as well. We also came upon quite... More 

1 Thank Mike M
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, I am In love with the Badlands. I have never seen anything so stunning in my life. Every turn on the Loop Road changes the scenery in some sublime way. Just fascinating. Absolutely gorgeous! The gradations of colors... the variety of textures... the juxtaposition of size and shape. I was truly in awe. Be aware that there is a... More 

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