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Ben Reifel Visitor Center

Cedar Pass "Badlands Loop Road" Hwy 240, Badlands National Park, SD
(605) 433-5361
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
Owner description: Visitor center with exhibits as well as nearby shop and restaurant facilities.
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
Owner description: Visitor center with exhibits as well as nearby shop and restaurant facilities.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Nice exhibits, helpful, friendly rangers and good information about the history, geology and ecosystem of the park. Water available to fill your bottles or packs and a good starting place for exploring the Badlands

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South Dakota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We decided to stop at the Visitor Center on our way through the Badlands. It has so much more than I imagined. There is a 3-D walk-through display with the history of the Badlands. So much info that you need over an hour to see it all. There is also a separate room where they are working on the on-site... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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102 reviews 102 reviews
50 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Ben Reifel visitors center was great. It's a beautiful facility and there are tons of things to see and learn about. The gift shop was also nice. The park ranger was super friendly and I love the map on the wall that show the areas where certain animals are to be found.

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Moline, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Although the gift shop is a bit expensive (to be expected) the rest of the visitor center was well taken care or and had a lot of neat information on the Badlands, both myself and my 6 year old really enjoyed learning more about the area we were adventuring.

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Spearfish
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97 reviews 97 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Ben Reifel Visitor center is near the east entrance to the park and gives a good overview of what is there. We actually stopped on our way out but it provides a good prospective on arrival. No fee for the visitor center. It's not large, not sure I'd want to stop during tourist season. There is a 20 minute... More 

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Arizona
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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This visitor center is A-One as to facilities and is a great source of information for those wanting to explore the Badlands National Park.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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249 reviews 249 reviews
145 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Good movie and small but good displays for the Badlands. Nice clean stop for a bathroom break, food and learn about the Badlands and the environment, fauna and wildlife. Adequate parking.

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Millersburg, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Our bus tour stopped here for approximately 1 hour before commencing the drive through the Park. I would suggest spending some time here and gather information concerning the Park. It is well worth your time.

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Oshkosh, WI
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

There is a mini museum here and gift shop here. There are Park Rangers here that can answer all questions. There are restrooms here also.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We began our visit of Badlands with a visit to this visitor center. The staff was very helpful, we found some little souvenirs and we enjoyed a video of the Badlands area. I wish the video had given more information about how the formations were developed. I had read a lot about it, but would have enjoyed seeing the stages... More 

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