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Address: Badlands National Park, SD
Phone Number:
+1 605-433-5361

Main route through Badlands National Park.

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Better than imagined

I had heard about this place for a long time but didn't know how great it was till now. Awesome drive with a lot of places to pull off to walk around and take pictures. Saw a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had heard about this place for a long time but didn't know how great it was till now. Awesome drive with a lot of places to pull off to walk around and take pictures. Saw a bunch of bighorn sheep and prairie dogs. Will come back again.

1 Thank Eric B
Juneau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't realize the hardships the people of the early badlands overcame until you actually see the place and learn how they settled there and how many of them died there.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip through Badlands has some great views and a couple small hikes. You can get the feel for Badlands and a satisfying trip in less than a full day. I combined this day with the Minuteman Missile tour and Wall Drug. I got back to Rapid City around dinner time. The views are absolutely wonderful, but I felt like... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

It's surreal to see the giant rock formation. I felt so little among those rocks. The weather was cloudy so my friends and I were worried that it wouldn't show that nice in pictures. However, it was still amazing. I would say it's a kind of nature that's hard to find in Europe or East Asia.

Thank amygko
Brookings, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I end up driving across the state quite a bit and every once in a while when coming back from the Black Hills I drive through the Park. The Badlands look different in each season, and it's worth the drive to see them. It's spectacular, but not in the way that the mountains or oceans are. But it is truly... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I had just left Wall Drug and was ready to see what the Badlands are all about! Amazing! Just a few miles from Wall, you are on the Loop Road and there's so much to take in visually and pictures will be but a pleasant reminder of what your eyes saw. Bison were near the road and I was treated... More 

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North Oxford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Beautiful rock formations with vibrant colored layers. Breathtaking views along the loop road, with multiple places to pull over and walk closer to the edge of the formations. One of my favorite national parks - a must-see if you're driving through the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We were in Rapid City for five days and one was devoted to seeing the Badlands. We close a perfect day…not a cloud in the sky! One drawback…it’s 70+ miles to the eastern entrance! However, once there, the awesome beauty of these eroded land forms becomes overwhelming. It’s like having a “Kodak moment” around every curve of highway 240! The... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

A great scenic drive. Spectacular vistas and fun to drive. Numerous photo ops and beauty of nature everywhere. Really recommended.

Thank Jan R
Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I was doing a cross country trip and was on I-90 crossing through South Dakota. There's no way I wasn't going to stop here. It's a beautiful park. I wish I had more time. But I wouldn't go out of my way just to come here. Reminds me of the South West but not as "epic" if you will. With... More 

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