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Huge area

A huge area to see. Boardwalks protect the surface of the area. All around you can see the bands... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sheila F
Bathgate, United Kingdom
Badlands as Far as One can See

This very appropriately named overlook is the first overlook as one enters the park from it eastern... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2019
Avon, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A huge area to see. Boardwalks protect the surface of the area. All around you can see the bands of colour in the rock formations

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sheila F
Reviewed 21 January 2019

This very appropriately named overlook is the first overlook as one enters the park from it eastern entrance. This is an excellent place to stop, get out and walk along the top of the Badlands bluffs and appreciate the intricate and magnificently eroded rock that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

The badlands landscape & overlook is so wild to see, you couldn’t believe it’s located in the United States. Sooo interesting & fun to drive through on the Motorcycles on a summer day. * Took lots of fun pictures on the jagged grounds w/ the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank U9293GJpatriciab
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Views for as far as the eye can see over this mysterious rocky place. There’s a good board walk for the less abled to be able to get a great vantage point as well. Altogether a fantastic place to drive through and stop to explore...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

This whole park has great views and this is just one of them. You must stop by here and take in the beauty. Very peaceful and comforting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob J
Reviewed 21 October 2018

If you enter the Badlands National Park through the northeast entrance, this will be the first real overlook you encounter. Everyone stops and everyone is awed! There are also a couple of short hiking trails in this area leading from the overlook parking lot. Great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 11 October 2018

The opportunity to take great photos are here, be sure to stop and take in the awesome view! You can really take it all in with this easy to locate overlook. This stop will have you in awe and appreciate the beauty of the Earth....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank supergreen7
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Another in a LONG list of awesome and amazing pullouts throughout the park that will blow your mind. You'll be stopping more often than you expect

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alanvoetsch
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We entered the Badlands National Park on Highway 240, Badlands Loop Road, from the east end. Entering the Park from this end, the first scenic overlook on Loop Road we came to was the Big Badlands Overlook. The elevation of this overlook treats you to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank adventurer1234
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Travelling to the Black Hills and Mt. Rushmore, we were driving along and saw a sign for an overlook for the Badlands. As I crested the ridge, the landscape changed. The Badlands are indescribable. You have to see it to comprehend it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank philipm3918
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