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Badlands Wall

Address: Badlands National Park, SD
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: A ridge that goes through the park, and is the site of incredible rock formations, which are being...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: A ridge that goes through the park, and is the site of incredible rock formations, which are being eroded, and therefore slowly change over time.
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Dublin, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

From the east, access the Badlands National Park off of I-90 taking exit 113 (Cactus Flat) which is considered the Northeast entrance. Pay the park entrance fee and ask for the park map and information brochure. You can also opt to purchase the annual park pass ($75 for individual) which is more economical if you are visiting several national parks... More 

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Foothill Ranch, California
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118 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

They call it The Wall. It extends for a hundred miles through the dry plains of South Dakota—a huge natural barrier ridging the landscape, sculptured into fantastic pinnacles and tortuous gullies by the forces of water. Those who pass through the upper prairie a few miles north might not even know it exists. Those who traverse the lower prairie to... More 

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Green Brook, New Jersey
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

First: this is a bit out of the way. We were staying in Rapid City, but we really wanted to build the Badlands into our trip itinerary. It was about an hour trip each way and then if you want to drive throughout the park you need another hour or two. We decided to enter the park and then just... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

September 2014, toured Badlands National Park with GeoFunTrek. It was an extraordinary experience - a combination of natural beauty, prehistoric education (paleontology?), and western wildlife. Driving, and walking, around the Park was like being in the Grand Canyon, or on the Moon - marvelous formations and colors. Our guide, John Esposti, was fantastic - he guided us across The Badlands... More 

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Merion Station, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

On our recent cross country trip, we were able to do the badlands loop and it was truly amazing. Lots of good walks and scenery like no place else! It was uncrowded and quiet.

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St. Louis
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This was by far one of the highlights of the trip. I had seen pictures of it but they do not do the park justice and my 75 year old mother was in awe the entire drive thru it. She just wanted to touch the rocks because she just couldn't understand how it happened (it was pretty cute). I would... More 

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Ebensburg, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We find that the Park Service does an outstanding job in selection of what should be a park, how it is made accessible to visitors and interpreting it for the public. Badlands is a scenic delight of spectacular desolation.

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Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

mini Grand Canyon but well worth the trip. Drive through the roads and see the amazing scenery. Must step out and walk around it is so thrilling. Visit gift shop too

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Eugene, OR
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

friends had told us not to miss the Badlands as we drove across the country. I had not preconceived ideas of what we would be seeing. I was mesmerized by the rock formations and the trails around the park. if you are going even near this location, it is a must.

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bexleyheath kent
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

we went to the national park as part of our road trip. the badlands are awesome very vast area. breathtaking views

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