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Badlands National Park

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prairie dogs, sheep, bison, and a bunch of great views this is a must see. There is a cost to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sartell, Minnesota
Beautiful Scenery that's worth the trip!

I was amazed at the beauty from the jagged rocks rising from the grassland, to overlooking the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rumford, Maine
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“the loop”(73 reviews)
“visitor center”(79 reviews)
“prairie dogs”(108 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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25216 Ben Reifel Pl, Interior, SD 57750-7020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

prairie dogs, sheep, bison, and a bunch of great views this is a must see. There is a cost to drive through but worth every penny. It will take you 2 or 3 hours IF you stop at every spot. Pictures don't do justice, you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ryangene13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was amazed at the beauty from the jagged rocks rising from the grassland, to overlooking the prairie below, seeing the Black Hills off in the distance, and the wildlife which I saw big horn sheep, antelope, prairie dogs, and heard a rattlesnake somewhere. Bring...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank hgl202016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a stop just to check it out. It was an amazing experience where we drove through. It turned out to be an amazing scenic drive with a wide variation of wildlife. So whether you are looking for a scenic drive or a place...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank darrenb54
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We made a last minute change to our route to include the Badlands, and I'm so grateful we did. This place is like stepping out into another planet! Don't miss it, seriously, some of the most awe-inspiring views, colors and terrain you'll ever see!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 1 November 2018

At first... I thought this was going to be boring and just another typical national park. We stopped at the Ranger Station and picked up a Map/Guide book and followed the suggested trail. Great Decision-- We saw so much wildlife, mountain goats, prairie dogs, coyotes,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kory M
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Even if all you do is drive through, it's magnificent in that "Mother Earth is soooo cool" kind of way. Just loved the colors in the rock formations and how the "mountains" aren't very high but yet there are canyons in between.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Renee P
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We loved the Badlands National Park. The views were so spectacular. I can remember going there as a young child and have a feeling of fear, but not so as an adult. The geography was amazing. Our pictures don't do it justice. We took the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sherill K
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This Park requires the whole day to really appreciate its beauty.The rock formations and canyons continually change as do the colours depending on the time of day.It is very beautiful but at the same time appears dark and barren.Would have loved to have spent more...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Davy1950inv
Reviewed 26 October 2018

The geology and the history are amazing. It is beautiful, in it's own way. There are great hikes that you can take and many animals to see. You need a reservation if you want to stay at the campground. The campground was full when we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bairslair
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This national park is amazing, beautiful and fascinating and should be on everyones list that loves mother earth. There are 2 entrances, the west and the east. We drove from Custer in the Black Hills that day and entered the east entrance, what an amazing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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20 September 2018|
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Response from sleepybexhill | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so, but they will give you plenty of info at the Ben Reifel visitor centre. When you are there have a look at the working fossil lab.
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