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Badlands National Park

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Junction of Highway 240 and Highway 377, Interior, SD 57750-0006
+1 605-433-5361
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Travellers talk about
“the loop” (61 reviews)
“visitor center” (58 reviews)
“big horn sheep” (37 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Junction of Highway 240 and Highway 377, Interior, SD 57750-0006
CONTACT
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+1 605-433-5361
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"the loop"
in 61 reviews
"visitor center"
in 58 reviews
"big horn sheep"
in 37 reviews
"prairie dogs"
in 83 reviews
"notch trail"
in 15 reviews
"ben reifel"
in 12 reviews
"sage creek rim road"
in 9 reviews
"door trail"
in 9 reviews
"cedar pass lodge"
in 9 reviews
"rock formations"
in 30 reviews
"bison"
in 41 reviews
"south dakota"
in 37 reviews
"grand canyon"
in 13 reviews
"scenic overlooks"
in 12 reviews
"every turn"
in 7 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 12 reviews
"road trip"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the Badlands National Park on our recent family road trip. The park was simply amazing! We hiked the Notch Trail and climbed the ladder. It was much easier going up than coming down🙂. Would recommend sturdy shoes and lots of water. Don't forget...More

Thank Erin D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An amazing, must do, unique place! We did three hikes: the cliff shelf nature trail, the notch trail, and the door trail. For the notch trail, be sure to wear sneakers with great, gripping tread or hiking boots, because you will be climbing on the...More

Thank LoveAGreatBnB
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great National Park like no other, the badlands loop drive gets you off and returns you to the highway after miles of scenic wonder. Many pull off areas and you can explore at your own risk. I noticed the rattlesnake sign and we ventured on...More

Thank Brian R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a wonderful national park, with other worldy views at every turn. It was my wife's first time visit there, and she was truly amazed. You will be as well. All I can do is repeat what I said...truly spectacular sightseeing. The roads are...More

Thank Rcdown78
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very neat landscape and photo opportunities throughout the park. Lots of places to pull off and take pictures and explore. Lots of shorter trails that allow you to see the landscape. Visitor Center/Gift Shop are nice. Rangers helpful and friendly. We saw lots of wildlife:...More

Thank diaq
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The pictures of the badlands are pretty amazing, and the reality of the place is just as amazing. Wonderful views, lots of places to climb and hike. It was very hot the day we were there, so we curtailed our activities to a few short...More

Thank William B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the stop off the highway on the way to Mt. Rushmore... Our family of eight (2 grandparents, 2 parents and 4 kids (2-10) stopped for about 2 hours on our way to Mt. Rushmore. The landscape is stunning - and it appears out of...More

1  Thank USMA74
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just off I-90, this national park is hardly a detour on your way to Mount Rushmore or other vacation destinations. We just drove the scenic loop but took many, many pictures and really enjoyed seeing a mountain goat and kid, and prairie dogs too.

Thank Amos N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First, I cannot say enough about the National Park Senior Pass. What an incredible deal it was for $10. It costs more now, but is still a great savings if you anticipate visiting several national parks over the years to come. The Badlands was a...More

Thank BethFred
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like beautiful scenery this is the place to go. There are many overlooks with awesome views and many opportunities to view wild life. We saw big horned sheep almost as soon as we passed the first overlook. If your priority is seeing wildlife,...More

Thank rgilpin99
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DawnStone
1 September 2017|
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Response from Larry P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the road is improved gravel, however I would not hesitate to drive a rental on it as the road is good. Prairie dogs? Yes BUNCHES of them on the regular loop road not far from the car. That is the neat thing about this... More
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kimmcarrillo
28 August 2017|
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Response from Patrick F | Reviewed this property |
If you're only making one stop, then it's no contest - Pinnacles Overlook is where you go, especially at sunrise or sunset. We stopped at all of the rest, and Doors and Windows was a great short hike, but the majestic... More
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