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Badlands National Park

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My dear departed mother had always spoke fondly of the Bad Lands National Park and on my way west... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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You can't just drive past this park if you're in the area. Breathtaking views at every turn. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Moose Lake, Minnesota
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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25216 Ben Reifel Pl, Interior, SD 57750-7020
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My mother wanted to see Badlands so we planned a road trip vacation around it with great anticipation. We visited on a Saturday in June after exploring the nearby Minuteman Missile Historic Site in the morning. Our route took us east to west on the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My dear departed mother had always spoke fondly of the Bad Lands National Park and on my way west on vacation I planned on visiting before a visit to The World Famous Wall Drug . Let me just tell all of you that it was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Beefour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there in July. Not ideal conditions unless you grew up in the Sahara. Beautiful drive. Didnt see too many animals but the ones we did were close to the road (good pics). Worth checking out. Also, check out Minute man missle museum right...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Beachbum101sos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can't just drive past this park if you're in the area. Breathtaking views at every turn. We saw quite a few wild sheep including a couple of rams. We also saw one lone bison...and I nearly stepped on a rattlesnake! Luckily, that did NOT...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kpruette
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

A very beautiful stunning Park with wild buffalo wild horses lots of trails to go hiking on there are two campgrounds in the park absolutely breathtaking in the spring

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kay C
Reviewed 2 February 2019

Badlands National Park is located east of Rapid City and just south of I-90 which provides excellent access near the small city of Wall and while it is not as spectacular as some of the other National Parks, it is nevertheless well worth a visit...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 29 January 2019

While traveling west on I-90, we took the wonderful detour through the Badlands National Park. The detour is about 35-40 miles long, but well worth the time. The scenery is simply amazing. I took lots of photos.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mariyn K
Reviewed 27 January 2019

Depending on your time, this is a drive-through park, expect about 2-3 hours to get through it. You don't have to leave your car much to see most of it. We stopped her on the way back from Yellowstone. We only only saw 3 bison...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Reviewed 25 January 2019

Driving along the highway within this park was a highlight of South Dakota for us. Many pull-offs with hikes and viewpoints. The bunnies and prairie dogs were also a source of entertainment. So much variety in scenery on a great sunny day

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 17KAG
Reviewed 16 January 2019

What a great and varied country landscape we have here in the USA. I've seen a lot of sights but this is one of the most astounding; unbelievable what Mother Nature can do and it covers quite an area--not as much as Yellowstone, however. It...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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29 January 2019|
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Response from 452phyllism | Reviewed this property |
Contact Us By Mail Badlands National Park 25216 Ben Reifel Road Interior, SD 57750 By Phone Park Headquarters (605) 433-5361 By Fax (605) 433-5404
29 December 2018|
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Response from ckell71121 | Reviewed this property |
You can drive through the Park and stop along the way to take pictures several times in about 2 hours.
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Response from Davy1950inv | Reviewed this property |
I think 3 to 4 hours would be about right.