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

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I didn't realize how cool this place really was until I arrived. We drove through on our way to Custer. I wish we had more time to check out some trails. Beautiful. Worth a stop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
James M
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't realize how cool this place really was until I arrived. We drove through on our way to Custer. I wish we had more time to check out some trails. Beautiful. Worth a stop. The kids were amazed. The prairie dog feeding was cool as well.

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Suwanee, Georgia
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96 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loop Road is about 45-50 mile loop off I-90. The road takes you through The Badlands and offers stunning views of the hills and prairies. You'll be glad you took this side road!

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Thank ffritch
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42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we started this loop road after visiting the minuteman silo on the Northern side of the I90 at the East. Following the S Dakota 240 to the visitor center where you get a first impression of what to be seen in this area: fossils, wild living animals, flowers. this visitor center is nicely styled. continuing the 240 towards West you... More 

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Thank Uwe K
Bellevue, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If your in the Wall SD area a drive thru the badlands is well worth the money. The day we went it was windy, and kinda cold but the kids still loved it.

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Thank Duane F
Baltimore, MD
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73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I agree with one of the other reviewers who stated that this is one of the most underrated national parks in the country. We all hear about the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone, but I'd never heard about the Badlands until I told people that we were going on a road trip from South Dakota to Montana and it was recommended... More 

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Thank venesueca
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of a 2 day road trip from the twin cities. Drive on the loop road feels like you are on another plant. Awesome views along the way.

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like a place out of a Star Trek movie, the Badlands are a MUST when in South Dakota. On our family cross country trip, this place made you feel like you were on the moon. Amazing what mother earth can keeep around forever. We got off I90 at exit 131 coming from the east onto rt 240. We followed it... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 Canadian girls on road trip made sure to have this on our schedule. Worth the money (think it was $3-$5 each) to go through the loop on our way to Mt.Rushmore. The scenery is breath taking ... I literally had tears in my eyes I was SO overwhelmed at how amazing this land mark was.... and to this all... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When planning my cross country trip, I decided to throw the Badlands in for a few hours into my schedule, once I got there, I didn't want to leave! A few hours really won't cut it, especially if you are a guy like me that wants to hike and see every part of the park. One year later and I... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove this road twice, once in each direction, and the views were spectacular. It is amazing how different the landscape looks in this area from just 50 miles away in Rapid City. Take time to pull off at the scenic viewpoints and get some pictures. We saw some big horned sheep during one of our drives, several antelope, some... More 

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