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Ben Reifel Visitor Center

Cedar Pass Badlands Loop Road Hwy 240, Badlands National Park, SD
+1 605-433-5361
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Visitor center with exhibits as well as nearby shop and restaurant facilities.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (45 reviews)
Cedar Pass Badlands Loop Road Hwy 240, Badlands National Park, SD
+1 605-433-5361
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed the video at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center and felt like we had a good base knowledge to begin touring the park!

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Take the time to watch the informative video and check out the exhibits on display. This center makes a nice stopping point along the scenic drive. My children (12, 10, and 6) completed the Junior Ranger program and were given a badge and a patch.

Thank traveling_mandy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This seemed like pretty standard visitor center fare when we first arrived. An information desk, some informative displays and a gift shop. All was good and as expected. But then, the fossil preservation area! Off to one end is a room where people are actively...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice exhibit with of course a gift shop. The bathrooms are very clean and they encourage you to bring in your water bottles and fill up on ice cold water.

Thank rockcole
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a little bit of time to walk through the visitor center as the kids were working on their Junior Ranger books. This was a great little stop with a LOT of information about the park, it's history, etc. My kids enjoyed the displays...More

Thank MREA5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding visitor center to acquaint visitors with the Badlands area - formation, history and clear directions - almost like an oasis. Great bathrooms, place to fill water bottles, and browse through their extensive interpretive displays...even a tastefully done gift shop. We really enjoyed the movie...More

Thank seide002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never heard of Badlands National Park until I began planning a trip to Wyoming and surrounding states. My daughter collects national park passport stamps and, since we would be going right by Badlands, we decided to go to the visitor's center so she...More

Thank Texcee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was among my last stops in the area, so I had to load up on things to take back for people, but also you have a huge wealth of information in this jam packed place. You can even get a cancellation stamp for your...More

2  Thank oatografia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're on the loop road, go ahead and stop. The visitor center is educational, has a nice little gift shop, and has plenty of picnic spots.

Thank traveling_kait
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If nothing stop here for a few minutes to get the basic lay of the land and understand the geology. They have several walls of information that are useful.

Thank Nav1go
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When was the visitors center built?
25 September 2016|
Response from Nancy W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I think about 1957 and it was reopened after a remodel with 95 new exhibits in 2006.