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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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Nashua, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

limited by time we just drove the loop road. We saw a lot in a condensed amount of time. It took a bit more than an hour to complete depending on how many photo stops you make.

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Berea, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking views, hard to believe never heard of this place and have traveled a lot. We stopped in Sioux Falls for the night on our way to Keystone and the desk clerk asked if we were going here. I asked what was there, she looked shocked. I said, I want to know if it is worth stopping, she said she... More

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Redlands, California
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208 reviews 208 reviews
91 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We drove the Loop Road from Pinnacles Overlook to the Visitors Center and then back again and had a phenomenal bighorn sheep viewing experience. We saw 25 bighorn sheep out of the estimated 100 in the park. We saw three off the side of the road at Pinnacles Overlook (and the same three were there when we returned). We saw... More

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
54 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The Badlands loop is worth the drive..there is a $15 change to enter the badlands you and do the loop in a quick couples hours or spend the whole day exploring. Warning rattlesnakes!

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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134 reviews 134 reviews
22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Hard to believe what you are seeing is real. Nature in all it's glory. Well maintained roads with test areas. Even saw a buffalo. I travel all over Europe, what the most amazing natural sites are in USA.

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is the way to start your visit and orient yourself to the park. Roads and turnoffs are well maintained. Use the turnoffs---don't stop in the road.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews 121 reviews
65 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We've been here several times and never tire of visiting. A drive through at different times of day is very interesting. The full moon makes the drive absolutely other worldy. The campground near the visitors center is very nice. The Lodge must manage it and can answer questions about availability, etc.

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Culpeper, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We started our loop from Wall, SD and took it around to the other side since we had plans to get up early to get tickets to the Minuteman Missile Site. I don't think that Mother Nature can ever be improved upon; from The Badlands in SD to the Grand Canyon in AZ the overwhelming beauty of the west is... More

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New York City, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

So beautiful and scenic, yet very unique. We arrived mid-morning as we stayed in Chamberlain, SD, the night before on a road trip that began in Iowa the day prior. Follow the signs off the highway to begin the loop that ultimately ends in Wall, SD, home of Wall Drug, which is totally fun and a good place to grab... More

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Akron, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a must see! Entry fee is $15 per car but worth every penny! Don't miss it! Lots of places to pull off and see miles of the sun and shadows against the rock formations. Photo ops at every stop. Beautiful! While in the area, don't miss Wall Drug.

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