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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Takes you around the Badlands National Park. Many, many photo opps here with different landscapes at each turn. Wow!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Wow! It was a really incredible view! The first viewing areas was the best. I captured some really interesting and stunning photos. The rest of the drive is nice, but it is a lengthy drive (30min to an hour).

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Hartford City, Indiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Drove through the loop on our way to Yellowstone from Indiana. Had absolutely awesome views at every turnout! Our girls loved climbing around all the rocks! Make sure you wear comfortable closed toed shoes & sunscreen! Takes an hour or two to get through the whole park if you make all the stops.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Badlands Loop is a scenic road that provides many opportunities for taking pictures. You should plan on the road taking at least. 2 1/2 hours to complete. It will take longer if you do any hiking. You could spend an entire day here. We saw bighorn sheep and pronghorn sheep on our drive. The lookouts are worth stopping at. Make... More

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Franklin, North Carolina
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145 reviews 145 reviews
34 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to visit. The views are amazing. Make sure you stop at the visitors center to find out about all the fossils found. Many visitors to the park find fossils, make sure you don't take them. Great place to view the sunset and stars.

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Olympia, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite national parks to visit. I'm from the pacific northwest so it's all so different than home and it makes it that much more amazing. Great scenery along the drive and definitely have to stop at every opportunity to get some good pictures. Saw some mountain goats on our trip. Can't wait to go back... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was a beautiful drive. Definitely stop at the scenic views and walk around. You can see much more that way.

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Georgia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

You could drive through here and see different colors in the formations at different times of the day. It is absolutely beautiful and well worth the drive. The loop is about an hour if you drive it straight through, and you come out on the interstate about 20 miles from Wall on one end, or in Wall on the other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We also saw some Mountain goats. Beautiful scenery. They have plenty of places you can stop and take pictures and also some trail areas.

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Whitefish, Montana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We went in July and at 8:30 AM the temperatures were already in the 90's. We were not up to any hikes or walks, but you can see a lot of amazing things from the road. We made a few stops and took pictures and looked at the views. I've never seen anything like this. We saw the mountain sheep... More

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