Badlands National Park
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Family Travelers
- 98%History Buffs
- 82%Adventure Travelers
- 67%Green Travelers
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- Badlands National Park
- Badlands National ParkMar 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.
- Badlands National Park
- Badlands National ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Mar 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.
- Badlands National ParkAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 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...
- Badlands National ParkMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersVegetarianOct 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:
- Badlands National ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodiesFirst to ReviewJul 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.