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Address: Badlands National Park, SD
Activities: Driving
Description: Main route through Badlands National Park.

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Badlands Tour

We drove through the Badlands Loop on our way from Wall back to Rapid City. This park is so cool....they have big horn sheep. We saw them just as soon as we drove into the park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Gainesville, Georgia
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Gainesville, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We drove through the Badlands Loop on our way from Wall back to Rapid City. This park is so cool....they have big horn sheep. We saw them just as soon as we drove into the park. We got some great photos! The views are amazing!

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Dalton
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Seeing the Badlands National Park was not on our original list, but we are so glad that we visited. This is amazing landscape and we enjoyed walking on the paths to get an up close view of the land. It had rained the night before so the land was a little soft and it was not dusty. I bet western... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The Loop Drive to the Badlands is time well spent. The views are exceptional with something for everyone. Many turnouts for pictures, viewing, gathering information, hiking, or looking for fossils (you can;t take the fossils with you). Easy on/off from the interstate. I would allow a minimum of 2 hours for the loop road but more time if you really... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is it. The natural formations are awesome and we saw mountain goats on the north end. Way cool. If you have time stop and see some of the short hikes and get the longer ones in if you can.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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162 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We drove through the Badlands on the loop road during our recent trip out west and loved the view! Really inspired you to think of what the old west was like and how difficult it must have been to navigate the terrain. Lots of opportunity for great photo ops and wildlife pics too!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Ok so the whole experience is great, The loop road which goes though the wildernes has some striking panoramic views. It takes a while to complete the whole thing, be prepared to read paper maps (oh yes paper maps, they point out the various points for senic view points) Adviced to fill up the tank or make sure you have... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Not many hiking trails throughout the park so this loop gives you many great lookout points. Don't miss this scenic ride

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Trenton, New Jersey
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191 reviews 191 reviews
51 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Beautiful in the morning with the sun rising - you see the colors change as the day goes on. We saw a bunch of wildlife in the morning - an amazing view of a goat on a small sphere.

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Beacon Falls, Connecticut
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125 reviews 125 reviews
46 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Well laid out route thru park-many pullouts with fantastic views. You can see the in a couple of hours or do as we did-drove the loop several times at different times of day to get different lighting. The best part of the loop starts in Wall SD- however Big Badlands Overlook on the other side of the visitor center should... More 

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Badlands NP is not as famous in Switzerland like Yellowstone or Grand Canyon. I don't know why. We found it one of the best nationalparks we've seen on our trip. Bizzare rock-formations and vast plains. But the most important thing: Don't leave the park for the wall drug. The tourist book said, that the wall drug might be the... More 

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