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Pine Ridge Reservation

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a good place but travel in groups

don't travel by yourself to the reservation travel in groups for this place. Probably not very... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Susan G
Use Caution On this Reservation When Stopping To See Sites

I had done research on this reservation years ago for a college paper (including why it's still in... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
countrytraveler2018
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New Egypt, New Jersey
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Home of the Lakota Indians.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good10%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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Manderson, SD
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

don't travel by yourself to the reservation travel in groups for this place. Probably not very wise to travel on your own here.

1  Thank Susan G
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

I had done research on this reservation years ago for a college paper (including why it's still in poverty). I was so excited to finally visit this year. While in a souvenir store an employee told us he would never go there because it was...More

7  Thank countrytraveler2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This was a real interesting drive the land is pretty . In this whole area you can tell when you are near an Indian reservation as there is no cell service. This area really looks poverty stricken and be sure you start your trip with...More

7  Thank simpleyme
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is what is left of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie, signed by President Grant. Most of it was stolen. Much of the land is quite beautiful but stark. It is where the Badlands meet the Plains. If you can go, and see what...More

7  Thank Low_Hertz
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Yes,it could use all the tourists it can get......I completely understand hostility,but money is needed clearly.Why not be more welcoming to guests who really want to learn,who might spread info about the problems? We tried,we even mentioned the fact that we've been donating to the...More

5  Thank Lotte F
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is a relatively busy spot on the way into the black hills. Make no mistake, these folks have no reason to be amicable towards Whites, but they endure

6  Thank Norma W
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

A trip across Pine Ridge Reservation is a view of the bleakest lives just a few miles from major tourist destinations (Black Hills). This is also the poorest county in the United States. One does get to enjoy the views of the Badlands (from the...More

3  Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

When you go to Pine Ridge you will be surprised to see how bad things are on this reservation. There is not a lot of pretty things to look at but I think every American owes it to themselves to see just what our ancestors...More

19  Thank bobbyfdny
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

It is remarkable and shocking, how starkly the contrast is visible, the moment you enter the reservation boundary. A very different image of what thinks of as constituting the USA.... Utterly visible poverty in this huge expanse, and yet the human spirit appears alive. The...More

9  Thank blazar58
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Whew! How do you rate something like this? It's dirty, poor, dangerous, and not at all scenic, but if you get a chance to go there, I highly recommend it. Pine Ridge is a ways into the reservation (depending upon how you approach it), but...More

13  Thank jez09
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686Mark
5 December 2016|
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Response from MariefromGeorgia | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Lakota Prairie Ranch Resort. It also has home cooked meals in the restaurant portion and oddly, when you call for a room, it is the same number for the restaurant. It is located next to the Pine Ridge... More
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686Mark
22 November 2016|
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Response from MariefromGeorgia | Reviewed this property |
Correction: Common Cents gas station is 17 miles from our cabin at Lakota Prairie Ranch Resort.
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Peneleapai
It would be a dream to visit PinieRidge and also RoseBud. I live in Ireland and am looking for accessible travel plans. I'm hoping to bring my two boys (9+11yrs) but I dont know (they got pow-wowed out last summer when we visited couple pow wows in NY for my bday. My Mother lives in NYC). Unfortunately Mother took a bad turn in Dec with a stroke and now everyone's struggling. I'm just trying to get the money together to visit her and the way it sounded I didnt want to be in the way .. And could nip out west for some of the time that i'm i the states, (if it all comes together) .. So i had a gander at the map, What is the most accessible way from NYC to there? It looks like it'd make an amazing journey on land. I noticed there were flights as well, but haven't a clue which is closest airport, and is it way better to go by train / bus and/or cheaper. So many questions. Twould be a miracle indeed were i to see the face of PR. Beannacht libh go léir xXx
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Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
Be sure to visit the Badlands National Park. A very scenic drive with 18 turn outs for up close viewing. Hiking is also an option. Visit the South Dakota Tourist webpage to request valuable (and FREE) information about... More
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