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Badlands Wall

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“prairie dogs”(155 reviews)
“rock formations”(61 reviews)
A ridge that goes through the park, and is the site of incredible rock formations, which are being eroded, and therefore slowly change over time.
Badlands National Park, SD
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great scenery. Took us maybe an hour to drive through, one way. There was snow and a little ice every so often, but really not too bad. We entered on the west side and ended up at the visitor center where we got out and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank richellen_13
Reviewed 29 January 2019

I added on a vacation to see the Badlands along with a trip to Mt. Rushmore. I had stopped at Wall, SD (and visited their Drug Store and Complex) prior to my visit, then went south to the Badlands. At first I'm thinking, this is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank SpokaneWashington
Reviewed 24 January 2019

The Badlands Wall is the spectacular and rugged northern escarpment of the Badlands that stretches for about 60 miles (97k). Within Badlands National Park, the park’s paved scenic drive follows along the base of the Wall for approximately 27 miles (43k), and if one continues...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 15 January 2019

What an amazing place. We traveled through in an RV and camped in the National park. Early morning hike before the heat of the day was amazing, you have to see the colors yourself!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bigdaddyof4
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Badlands National Park A Fall Visit As beautiful a vista as a person can experience. The adjectives wild, rugged, untamed, majestic and beautiful all apply. In the fall the weather proves unpredictable. You must have clothing for warm or cold weather. Dressing in layers is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 492denverr
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This whole place is beautiful and this area is no exception. Beautiful landscape with a towering "wall". If you're an artist, this is a great area to draw, paint, take pictures, or anything else you can do to remember this area of the park.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob J
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Take a break from talk of the southern border wall and enjoy the geological feature that makes the Badlands so fabulous. Scenery is stunning in any season!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 10 October 2018

I don't remember this wall much except to say that any thing that stands out in this park has to be truly outstanding.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alanvoetsch
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

I knew the Badlands were cool, but even with the cold and rainy weather during our trip, the sights were amazing. We can’t wait to take our kids with us to hike through the formations!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AshtonB0422
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Beautiful! Stunning! Fantastic views!! It is a must stop on your vacation! The weather did not cooperate on our visit to Badlands - it was overcast so we couldn't enjoy the true beauty of the various colors. Nevertheless, it was still a worth the trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
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26 January 2019|
Response from Steve1362 | Reviewed this property |
Badlands Wall is a 60 mile long geological formation. The Loop scenic drive follows along the Wall and one gets many different perspectives at the dozen overlooks. For me, one of the best places to take a picture from a... More
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15 September 2018|
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Response from Cessna19 | Reviewed this property |
I have not heard of the Wall, but honestly it doesn’t matter, you will forget about it when you get on the road. Just drive and stop when you find a place you like. Then move on to another. It’s all beautiful