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Pine Ridge Reservation

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Explore and Meet. Learn

Come explore. Use your time here to learn and experience the res. The chamber of commerce has a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Be Brave

Visit the actual Badlands ...you will see wanbli where he lives and the wild horses. If there is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Diane A
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Home of the Lakota Indians.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Come explore. Use your time here to learn and experience the res. The chamber of commerce has a great exhibit to start with. The poverty here is stark, but it is only poverty of material. The people here are full of wealth in knowledge, pride,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank theOtherSherm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit the actual Badlands ...you will see wanbli where he lives and the wild horses. If there is a pow wow it is the best, real, not commercial where you will feel things you have never felt and the drummers and dancers are hypnotic. Indian...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Diane A
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Pine Ridge and Wounded knee have been on our bucket list a very long time. We were staying at Hot Springs and it was a very easy and nice drive into Pine Ridge. Before I go on, I noticed another review saying not wise unless...More

Date of experience: September 2018
7  Thank SiandraW
Reviewed 7 September 2018

The drive in from Hermosa is not as scenic as the drive out through the bad lands. The poverty in Pine Ridge is evident and somewhat depressing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alan N
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We were staying at the Badlands and spent a day exploring Pine Ridge. The land is absolutely beautiful. The poverty is shocking. This is not your typical vacation destination but a visit is so enriching. You will find people eager to share their culture and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
12  Thank BarbaraN395
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
6  Thank Susan G
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

Date of experience: March 2018
14  Thank countrytraveler2018
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

Date of experience: July 2017
11  Thank simpleyme
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

Date of experience: December 2016
17  Thank Bob4Health
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

Date of experience: August 2017
12  Thank L0tteF
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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
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.
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
27 May 2016|
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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