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Address: Badlands National Park, SD
Phone Number: 605-433-5361
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Main route through Badlands National Park.

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You kind of have to do this to see everything else

We came in october - talk about quiet! Not a soul out here! Which was nice, but kind of scary and lonely. Just the wind. Gorgeous though. A Must see if you're doing black... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Midvale, Utah
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Midvale, Utah
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113 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in october - talk about quiet! Not a soul out here! Which was nice, but kind of scary and lonely. Just the wind. Gorgeous though. A Must see if you're doing black hills. But not a whole day unless you're a die hard. Drive out, tool around, have a picnic maybe and head back in. Take you a... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The loop road offers an opportunity to see much of the badlands from a very scenic route. However it also has 14 overlooks, where a short (and usually level) path leads nearer to the rim of the plateau looking down over the eroded rock formations. So don't just stay in your car - get out and see as many of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an incredible National Park. I guess I really had no idea what the Badlands were, but I would go back here in a heartbeat. It's like a Grand Canyon in the plains. Incredible views, wildlife, and not crowded at all. When we entered, the weather was cloudy, windy, and gray and by the time we got half way through... More 

1 Thank jbrenz
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700 reviews
330 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our drive on the loop road thru the Badlands. We were there late afternoon and saw the multicolored scenes as the sun shifted westward and began to sink in the sky. Incredible how the pinks,yellows,golds, ...in the hillsides change color. Saw numerous mountain sheep and loved the "danger rattlesnakes" signs. We were there late Spring and there was very... More 

Thank jaybeeFL
Cape Coral Fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the Badlands look awesome even from 90 going 80 mph you have to get off the highway to appreciate the true beauty of the landscape. Easy drive and well worth the extra few miles. Make sure to get out of the car and take a little walk.

Thank pennyless2013
Winnipeg, Canada
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fabulous drive with beautiful views of the rock formations. There are many points to stop at for viewing, photography and hiking. Stay for sunset and see the colors change. It is worth getting off I-90 to see this uncrowded national park.

Thank Christine D
Lorette, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stay in your vehicle and drive along the scenic loop... or you can stop along the way and take in some trails. lots of animals to see too.

Thank Jodie E
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could stay in your vehicle and drive the loop and enjoy great views. Or you could mix it up and stop off at the several stops and walk around; and we did just that. Kids had a great time climbing around on the turf while we took pictures of the great views with wildlife all around (a few rabbits... More 

Thank dtowndandy
Las Vegas, Nevada
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go slow on this drive, stop often and get out of your car. The views are beautiful and ever changing. The shadows are as real as the hills! Watch for wildlife.

Thank mike c
Toronto, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We flew in to Rapid City to see the touristy sites and this was on our list. In our rental car, we took Interstate 90 and drove all the way to the east entrance of The Badlands at Interior, taking the Loop back west towards Wall Drug. This way when we were done, we could stop at Wall Drug for... More 

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