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Badlands Petrified Gardens

I-90 use Exit 152, Kadoka, SD 57543
+1 605-837-2448
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A trip through TIme near teh Bad Lands Distillery

A very informative stop near the Bad Lands Distillery. If you like rocks and Whiskey. Kadoka SD is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lake geneva, United States
Petrified Gardens

You can see great examples of petrifies trees that were collected from various locations in... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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I-90 use Exit 152, Kadoka, SD 57543
+1 605-837-2448
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very informative stop near the Bad Lands Distillery. If you like rocks and Whiskey. Kadoka SD is the place

Thank scottaX6318NP
Reviewed 9 August 2017

You can see great examples of petrifies trees that were collected from various locations in Badlands. The place is very well organized with copious explanations that would allow you to have your own time to find out. They also have a museum part where you...More

Thank PNRao
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is a unique Outdoor park with Petrified Trees and logs. In the museum you will find prehistoric Badlands fossils. Its a welcome stop on the long road trip. Detour off1-90 at the 152 and you can come back on at the 150. Worth a...More

Thank dennisp859
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Unless you have kids or are really into rocks and things found in the badlands, you might not need to stop here. We are a family of 5 who happened to need a roadtrip break, and we had a rock-loving 7yo so of course we...More

Thank Adje1124
Reviewed 4 October 2016

My wife really LOVES petrified wood. I believe it's her favorite, so we definitely had to stop here since it was literally off of I-90 and was on the way home. The cost to view it was definitely cheap, so no complaints there. The overall...More

4  Thank Cyclones92
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We loved this place! We weren't sure about it at first, but decided to stop by just for fun, and we really enjoyed it! This place is family owned and the owner will tell you all kinds of interesting information about the area and the...More

Thank Augustandwally
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent collection of petrified wood found in the South Dakota Black Hills area. The pieces have been transported to this site, so you cannot see where they were found but the collection is worth seeing for anyone fascinated by the wonders of our planet.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We stopped in on our way to the Badlands. They has RV parking for 1. We were in a 35 ft RV with a 25 ft. trailer. There was a coupon for $ off on the brochure. There is a small gift shop. They had...More

Thank phislamajama
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

If you like petrified wood and rocks this is the place to visit! History of the area, types of rocks identified and a gift shop with LOTS of selections. Dinosaur bones and fossils there too.

Thank sallym420
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The gardens are anticlimactic. It was worth going to because the gift shop had a lot of cool souvenirs. I would recommend going though to say that you have gone. If you like petrified wood, this is the place for you to be.

Thank Cmkastanek
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27 February 2015|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
The one in South Dakota contains samples that have been collected from the area and moved to be displayed within the walls of the privately owned Gardens. They are nice to see, but there probably isn't anything there that... More