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Where the Prairie Meets the Badlands

From Homestead Overlook, one can look down at the last few jagged, colorful ridges of the Badlands... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2019
Avon, Ohio
Combination badlands and prairie beyond

This view overlooks one of the narrower parts of the Badlands, so you can see both the Badlands and... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Bangkok, Thailand
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Route 240, Badlands National Park, South Dakota, Badlands National Park, SD
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All reviews definitely worth a stop white river valley the loop farmland contrast homestay prairie unforgiving wildlife badlands road drive
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Reviewed 21 January 2019

From Homestead Overlook, one can look down at the last few jagged, colorful ridges of the Badlands and then the vast expanse of the prairie beyond; as one peers out over the prairie one can imagine the trials of pioneers as they homesteaded this unforgiving...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This view overlooks one of the narrower parts of the Badlands, so you can see both the Badlands and the prairie beyond. Nice contrast.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 3 September 2018

There was information about settling this area of the country here. It was a little respite for us since no one else was stopping but just whizzing by.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mike H
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The colors and textures of this special view were intense late in the day. I'm glad we waited till 7pm to make this trip. It was peaceful with only one other family enjoying the view. We still had plenty time for a relaxing dinner afterward!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MichelleCCameron
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This overlook provided some good views, and the educational signs were very informative about the difficult time that the first settlers faced. All of the overlooks along Loop Road are worth a stop, including this one.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 907blaked
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Stopped in while driving the Loop. Few others stop here for whatever reason but I found it to be a calm, quiet respite off the Loop. Yet another opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Badlands and enjoy its history.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lmsgroup
Reviewed 11 July 2018

You never get tired of seeing the cool formations and colors. This overlook gives you a great panoramic view. We saw some wildlife in the distance as well It is worth the quick stop along the drive.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TravelersFromFishers
Reviewed 19 May 2018

This overlook is about 1/2 way through the loop road. The rock formations are beyond incredible. Walk out the walkways for a better view.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ladyme1
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is a good overlook to see the prairie and farmlands surrounding the Badlands...stop, look out over the lovely White River Valley...enjoy the views and don’t be in a hurry!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This overlook with predominantly southern views shows the prairie and farmland surrounding the Badlands. It is worth a pause here to absorb the scene. Enjoy the big views!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank OutdoorKidz
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