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

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Badlands and bighorn

We did a quick drive thru the park and were taken aback with the incredible scenery.....made even more incredible when we spotted a herd of bighorn nearby. Amazing majestic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Lydia S
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We did a quick drive thru the park and were taken aback with the incredible scenery.....made even more incredible when we spotted a herd of bighorn nearby. Amazing majestic creatures! On our way out another herd took a stroll across the road as we gaped in astonishment. What a wonderful memory this will be!

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Lima, Ohio
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Very beautiful park. The scenes awe-inspiring and memorable. Badlands national park is a must if you are passing through South Dakota and/or in the Black Hills area.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you love nature, this has to be on your bucket list. It is gorgeous and jaw dropping. Depending how many times you stop, it takes about an hour to drive through. You could spend the whole day there stopping and walking all the trails. We were kind of on a time crunch but enjoyed every minute driving through. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is truly the road less traveled in the Badlands National Park. Although you get away from the rock formations that are the main attractions you get to witness the prairie life of South Dakota (bison, prairie dogs, and bighorn sheep). I highly recommend.

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Buckinghamshire, UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The drive through the Badlands gives you amazing and unreal views. The vastness and formation of the landscape looks like another world. As we visited in October there was hardly another car on the road which meant that we could take as much time as we wanted to view the scenery and added to the sense of wilderness. The down... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Loop Road is the main attraction in the Badlands National Park and well worth the drive. There are 14 scenic overlooks on the Loop Road and several trailheads. Saw bighorn sheep, prairie dogs and fox!

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Snohomish, Washington
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

If you are driving through South Dakota on Interstate 90, the Loop Road is definitely a worthwhile side trip! The road winds through much of the most impressive part of Badlands National Park, and there are all sorts of spectacular viewpoints and informative short strolls. Take a few hours to visit this incredible landscape.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

"Maco Sica", "Land Bad" was the Lacota tribe's name for this area. And it truly is: bare, deserted, depressing, lonely, isolated, inhospitable, all of these and more. I went at 5:00 in the morning, with a bunch of photographers, to wait for the sunrise. Guess what: sun never came out, only the heartbreaking loneliness of the desert hills. Don't even... More 

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Foothill Ranch, California
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202 reviews 202 reviews
117 attraction reviews
350 helpful votes 350 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This two way paved road takes riders through the North section of the park. There are plenty of turn outs for exhibits or to check out the sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires. As you make your way around you will find yourself in prairies. Look for mounds within the prairie and most likely you will find lots of prairie... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

"This is torture!", screams my femme, referring to the tortured landscape of the Badlands. Twisted ridges with eroded buttes and pinnacles, snake down to ravines that are hauntingly. beautiful. We arrive at sunrise to capture the pink glow and returned in the evening when the sun brings out the warm amber tones of the rock and shadows dramatise the cliffs... More 

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