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Badlands National Park

25214 Ben Reifel Pl, Interior, SD
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  • Badlands National ParkPro 2014
    Steve Baumgartner
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    5 May 10, 2014

    The badlands of South Dakota are definitely some place that you'll want to drive through if you're planning a cross-country trip through South Dakota.

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  • Badlands National ParkPro 2014
    Rich Carriero
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    5 Nov 01, 2013

    Badlands is hard country, scorched by sun and wind. Buffalo graze in spacious fields along the roadside. This was one of North America's great hunting grounds.

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  • Badlands National ParkPro 2014
    D'Maris Coffman
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    5 Aug 01, 2013

    This place is simply amazing: gangs of outlaws, incredible geology, barren wastes. Spend a day or two here if possible.

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  • Badlands National Park
    Courtney
    5 Mar 28, 2013

    On a road trip across South Dakota, my family and I debated whether or not to take the detour through the badlands. We had all heard of them, but none of us knew what they were. I'm so glad we made the stop. The badlands are absolutely breathtaking, and definitely worth the detour.

    I also learned that the badlands were a popular hiding place for outlaws in the old days.

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  • Badlands National ParkPro 2014
    Nomadic by Nature
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    4 Mar 27, 2013

    The sunsets here are amazing. Super colorful over desolate valleys. Big horn sheep, bison, prong horn, and praire dogs. Aptly named spot if you are trying to hike around it.

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  • Badlands National ParkPro 2014
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    5 Mar 10, 2013

    I've been to pretty much every National Park, several this summer alone, and this is the most appealing to me. Maybe because I grew up in Montana but Yellowstone and Glacier were beautiful but not "strange' enough - I really like the desert look of the Badlands, the interesting dynamic to life on the plains. The colors and starkness, the mars-like/moon-like qualities send my imagination farther than the forest. I like the protection and mystery of the foest and epicness of mountains and waterfalls, but the vast emptiness, hardy life and strange appearance of the badlands will always be my style.

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    Sophia Aduana
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    5 Jan 17, 2013

    It makes a fun drive through the loop. The landscape is unlike anything I've ever seen, but I was a bigger fan of the wildlife. Spot bison, bighorn sheep, and prairie dogs. There are a couple camping options. While one can be reserved with some modern amenities, I really enjoyed the free camping at their primitive campsite. The tents were spread further apart than any campsite I've been to. We fell asleep to coyotes howling and a nearby banjo strumming, and we woke up seeing a bison grazing on a nearby hill as the sun rose...

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  • Badlands National Park
    Tory K
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    5 Oct 23, 2012

    Just beautiful with dramatically colored sandstone formations. There are three units, only the northern portion is easily accessed. There is a beautiful scenic loop with striking vistas. There are several short trails, I recommend the fossil exhibit trail (especially if you have kids). The Ben Reifel visitors center had lots of good information.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    Colleen Johnson
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Would have taken my own pics, but forgot to put film in camera...thank God for tourist photo books and now digital cameras...

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  • Badlands National Park
    Manuela Nadin
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    It's one of the most beatiful places i've ever seen. Rocks have many different colours that change depending on the sun. early in the morning or late in the night you can meet many animals walking around, from foxes, to rabbits to deers. At night everything is really black dark beacuase there are no artificial lights. Sometimes, while walking through the park I felt like being on the moon. The lanscape is vaste and really impressing. I recommend anybody to go. It's one of the don't miss things you should do going in South Dakota.

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    becashook
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    One of the most incredible places on the planet!

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    Grant McDougall
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Just breath taking

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    3 Dec 27, 2011
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    5 Aug 15, 2012
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    Fiza Usman
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    4 Mar 07, 2013
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    Danielle Carter
    5 Feb 01, 2012
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    Robert Toms
    4 Oct 23, 2011
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    5 Jul 11, 2012
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    Linda Lehman
    5 Aug 14, 2012
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    Pat A
    5 Apr 03, 2014
    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersFamily TravelersHistory BuffsOutdoor Enthusiasts
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Description

Amazing rock formations stand high throughout the Badlands and beckon to be explored. Fossils found throughout the park are evidence of long ago life. Explorers delight in the numerous opportunities to experience nature that Badlands National Park in South Dakota offers. Backpacking, biking, hiking, camping, climbing, horseback riding and wildlife viewing are just a few of the attractions of this 244,000 acre natural wonder. Guided tours are offered so you can have greater understanding of the land and sky. Kids can choose to become Junior Rangers by learning about the land and vowing to help take care of it.

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4.5 out of 5
20 members' reviews
111 people visited Badlands National Park

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