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

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Incredible view Lots of outlook with different perspectives Some with bathrooms Stopped and hiked fossil trail and saddle pass Fun

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Incredible view Lots of outlook with different perspectives Some with bathrooms Stopped and hiked fossil trail and saddle pass Fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome views. So neat to see. I would suggest you have plenty of water/snacks and spend more time then what I had. We did one of the shorter trails at the beginning and it was so cool. Kids loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great drive - we saw many animals and some stunning vista views. The roads are good with many pull offs and plenty of room. Do watch for cars and motorhomes stopping on the road for photo opportunities. Roads are wide enough for motorhomes and so is the parking. Recommend this thoroughly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We took this route on the way to Mount Rushmore and it was just perfection! The route road is so smooth with so many places to stop and the sights on the way were awe inspiring. Highly recommend this drive!

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

When I started the drive I had no idea how many times I would pull off the road to enjoy the view and take photos. I was stunned by so many of the views. There are marked hiking trails from a few spots on the road, but you can hike anywhere as long as you can get back to where... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Take the extra time to leave the interstate and take this drive. It is worth the time even if you never get out of the car. It is worth the admission price of the park. The pictures don't do it justice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Words cannot describe how amazing this drive us. The colors & formations are breath taking. Take your time. Take a hike. Take lots of water. And enjoy.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The drive around Loop Road is beautiful and not too crazy long...be sure to check with the Ranger at the gates regarding animal sightings. We entered on the Wall side and were instructed to take the Sage Creek turn off...it was well worth it! We came across the Bison heard and got to watch them run up the hillside (so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Make sure you bring plenty of water with you in the summer. After a short time in the heat you understand why it was named "Badlands". At the many places to pull over and take photos there is hiking you can do around the rock formations. Very beautiful. The surface is small rocks so good walking (or better yet, hiking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend doing this. Amazing views, breathtaking experience. The whole family loved it! Lots of places to stop and take pictures!

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Address: Badlands National Park, SD
Phone Number: 605-433-5361
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Badlands National Park

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