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Loop Road

Badlands National Park, SD
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: Main route through Badlands National Park.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Liked everything - clean, good road, good photo stop parking places, but most of all the absolutely stunning jaw dropping VIEWS

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Add in the sights of Big Horn Sheep and the countless Prairie Dogs, the Badlands are worth a trip every time through the area. The Loop take well over an hour with stops.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful experience. As you travel down the interstate you think nothing is out there - oh yeah some rocks in the distance... This can't be further from the TRUTH. Take this small detour for memories of a lifetime - geological and wildlife. There is also a visitor center. No words... no camera can capture this wonderful experience... More

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
39 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I’ve heard of the Badlands but it seemed like just another national park but boy was I wrong. It’s like stepping into another planet. There are miles and miles of road just to enter the park and the beauty changes every mile. As we were driving through, I was struck by the starkness and beauty of the rock formations. It’s... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Driving the "Loop", the scenic drive in Badlands was an amazing experience. At times, we felt like we are on different planet. It took us about 2 hours to do this drive. There are lots of view points and watch out for animals, we didn't expect to see that many here. We experienced a bighorn sheep traffic jam, saw some... More

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Haslet, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We recently made a driving trip to South Dakota to see Mt. Rushmore and the Badlands. We didn't really know what to expect, but the Loop Road in Badlands NP turned out to be a great way to see this unique piece of the American landscape. It truly is a loop, dipping south of the interstate, so lends itself well... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My husband and I took a 5,000 miles road trip July 2014. We spent the night in Sioux Falls, and we were making a push to Billings, Montana the next day. We set out on I-90W, and our first stop was Badlands NP. We thought, 'we're out here; why not?' I'm glad we took the detour. We stopped at some... More

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Lynn, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Of all the places we visited while we were in South Dakota, the Badlands are at the top our our list. We toured the Loop Road and stopped at most of the viewpoints. The Badlands are unlike anything either of us have ever seen, and we found ourselves standing in awe. It is only about 35 miles or so. That... More

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Augusta, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

On a 3 week honeymoon through the United States, I have to say that the Badlands Scenic Road was easily my favorite scenic byway. I couldn't stop taking pictures, there was just too much to take in. Every turn of the road the views just became more beautiful. The road was truly too easy to take for any road tripper... More

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Springfield, IL
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143 reviews 143 reviews
77 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We came through the east entrance and drove west. Unfortunately, a number of the trails are before you get to the visitor center when going that way, so we didn't realize what we'd missed until we got to the center. The road is easy to follow, and with a map, easy to understand where things are. There are a number... More

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