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Ben Reifel Visitor Center

Cedar Pass Badlands Loop Road Hwy 240, Badlands National Park, SD
+1 605-433-5361
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Visitor center with exhibits as well as nearby shop and restaurant facilities.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (54 reviews)
“visitor center” (107 reviews)
“clean restrooms” (14 reviews)
Cedar Pass Badlands Loop Road Hwy 240, Badlands National Park, SD
+1 605-433-5361
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should definitely stop here and get information regarding your trip through the Badlands Area. The Park rangers are very helpful and they can guide you through your day.

Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed 4 January 2018

we stopped here on way through the badlands loop.. there is so much information available here. the staff are super helpful and knowledgeable.. and there are many souvenirs ou can buy here.. some are even locally.. it was a fun place to stop

Thank mmmaria63
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We stopped at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center to enjoy the picnic lunch we packed. It was beautiful sitting in the foothills! Then we checked out inside the visitor center where our sons picked up their Junior Ranger activity books to earn their official Badlands...More

Thank TriciaWisconsin
Reviewed 30 November 2017

people working there will give you a free map and advices of trails that are available to take in the park. you can also buy some gifts there

Thank jplaneta
Reviewed 17 October 2017

There is more than just bathrooms and souvenirs here.... There is an area where folks are examining fossils found in the area. There is a nice station to refill water bottles with filtered water. In addition, talk to the rangers! They have a wealth of...More

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Typical park visitor centre with expected facilities. The National Park passport stamper is here. Clean toilets and souvenir shop. Mini theatre with free film on the Badlands. If my review has helped you, please give me a "Helpful" vote - thank you.

1  Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Sufficient parking, explanations, some exhibits, gift shop, and bathrooms, what more could they offer?

Thank grouch0
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I thought this was a very excellent visitors center. They had all kinds of exhibits on the animals that inhabit the park, as well as those who inhabited it anciently. They have a room where paleontologist are working with fossils, which was very interesting. There...More

1  Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The Visitors Center was staffed by very knowledgeable park service staff. They were friendly and very helpful. The shocker was the closing of the attached gift shop on National Park Day . The staff were conducting inventory during the day on a bus Sat with...More

1  Thank Frugal23
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We always stop at the visitor centers for maps, information, a look at displays, possibly see a movie, and generally help prepare ourselves to more fully experience what the area has to offer. The rangers can suggest good hikes and answer questions. There are always...More

Thank Cherie P
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30 September 2017|
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Response from Sarah T | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how much you want to explore. We spent at least an hour just in the visitor's center. If you hike and what to see everything at least a day to a day and a half.
25 September 2016|
Response from Nancy W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I think about 1957 and it was reopened after a remodel with 95 new exhibits in 2006.