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Loop Road

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Badlands National Park, SD
+1 605-433-5361
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Get Out and Explore

Travelled through Badlands National Park on a hot, sunny day in early June 2017 with my wife and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christopher F
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Warwick, Rhode Island
Stunning Views with opportunities to get out and explore

This is a nice drive that gives you an overview of the variety of landscapes and geographical... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Christina W
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Orlando, Florida
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Main route through Badlands National Park.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“prairie dogs” (215 reviews)
“big horn sheep” (99 reviews)
“visitor center” (105 reviews)
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Badlands National Park, SD
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"prairie dogs"
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"big horn sheep"
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"visitor center"
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"beautiful drive"
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"take pictures"
in 72 reviews
"bison"
in 88 reviews
"scenic overlooks"
in 29 reviews
"take your time"
in 61 reviews
"rock formations"
in 76 reviews
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"pull over"
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"many places"
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Reviewed yesterday

Travelled through Badlands National Park on a hot, sunny day in early June 2017 with my wife and three children (13, 11, and 8). The kids loved getting out and exploring the area. To really enjoy this place you need to get out of your...More

Thank Christopher F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a nice drive that gives you an overview of the variety of landscapes and geographical features in the Badlands. There are plenty of places to pull off and take a short hike or get a better view. Not only will you see stunning...More

1  Thank Christina W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking time to travel the Loop Road through the Badlands National Park is a "must do" for anyone traveling through this part of the country. The changes in the landscape throughout the park are incredible and awe-inspiring. Traveling through either in the early morning around...More

Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took some motorcycles through the loop road and all throughout the park and the sights were gorgeous. I discovered what “popcorn mud” is while getting off the bike. Loved every minute in the park

Thank Nicholas K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the loop road from the Interstate on our way to Rapid City. It's a bit of a slow drive, but there is so much to see. We truly felt like we were on a different planet because the terrain and views are so...More

Thank HootieToo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot of wild life that can be seen from the Loop Road from deer to having a herd of big horn sheep walk past my car that you could touch them, there was also plenty of antelope that was grazing less than...More

1  Thank moparmagic
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, this is one of the best drives in any US national park, and especially terrific during early Spring, as there are young goats roaming around, plenty of prairie dogs and almost no tourists. Highly recommended.

Thank PremiumFlyer74
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great activity for the day. We spent about 2 hours in this place. It is so much different than the bad lands in N. Dakota.

Thank T P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Badlands after hearing varying reviews and decided we had to see it for ourselves. Wow we were so glad that we did! This area is like nothing you have seen before! The colors are so beautiful. Different colored stripey crags and crevices...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Do you need to see this place before you kick it? Absolutely. I'd never considered this to be a bucket list place before I got there, but holy Moses I was wrong. It's gorgeous, largely uncrowded, super affordable to drive through as far as entrance...More

5  Thank Shayna A
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fouts00
8 April 2018|
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Response from PremiumFlyer74 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you stay on the paved road you will be fine. Only danger are cars that suddenly stop because of prairie dogs or goats... :)
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ELKW
2 February 2018|
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Response from GFKelly | Reviewed this property |
Pay the fee, friend. It is utterly amazing landscape.
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Jamie D
2 January 2018|
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Response from GFKelly | Reviewed this property |
Take the loop road - a couple hours to really take it all in
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