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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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Great drive from 4 pm to 7 pm. Easy to drive. Quite diverse. Amazing thing to witness and experience. Highly recommend to anyone going to SD to see Mt Rushmore.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great drive from 4 pm to 7 pm. Easy to drive. Quite diverse. Amazing thing to witness and experience. Highly recommend to anyone going to SD to see Mt Rushmore.

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you are only passing through and have no time to stay, this is the drive to do. We were at the park for two days. Still, the loop road will take you to many geological features, so you can see... from afar. Be sure to make the scenic stops as your time allows.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The change in terrain and views amazing. Some parts reminded us of a small-scale Grand Canyon. Other views were full of contrasts. Well worth the drive.

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Madison Heights, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One of the most unique landscapes I have ever seen. Bizarrre formations of shale and dirt. This basically gives you an idea of what an ocean floor looks like. I wish I would have had time to hike and explore. I was short on time. I did a sunset drive, a very late night sit in my car and listen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We still can't get over the near perfect state of the pavement! We're from New England where pot holes, patched pavement and general neglect plague our highways and byways.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great way to take in all the sights of this National Park as well as the Grassland Park on the way back to Rapid City. Late August is definitely the time to visit this "bad" land as the temperature is more manageable.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had dinner reservations in Rapid City in the evening so we stayed on the loop road & still had time to see SO much in a reasonable amount of time. Great views!

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Yorkville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It was a hot day at 105° on our first pass through the park, so we enjoyed the drive and our air conditioning in the car! It's amazing to see the different formations and colors. We were lucky and happened to spot some wildlife too. I'm sure in peak travel times it can get congested on the road, but at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I recommend doing it because you see a lot of animals and nature. And you should visit the visitor center it is in the loop because it is really cool and there is a junior ranger program there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Wow, it felt like we landed on a different planet. I was breath taking! We were driving through and had to stop and explore. Even the teenager traveling with us was excited about rock climbing and exploring. We are sad we didn't have more time to spend here and are already planning a return trip to the area.

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