This park is a beautiful and well kept national park. We drove the wildlife loop on our second day in South Dakota and we were disappointed not to see any Buffalo. However we did come across several burrows that came right up to our car. The drive itself is very scenic and we had really hoped to see more wildlife so our first time through was a bit of a disappointment. On our last day in Rapid City we decided to once again try the loop. Wow were we lucky. We drove almost the entire loop and almost to the end we came around a corner and saw hundreds of Buffalo's. It was so very cool and we were very glad that we drove the loop a second time. Remember that this is an open range park and that the animals will not always be right by the roads. We enjoyed this area very much and if you are in the park another must see area is Sylvan lake. The rock formations around the lake are beautiful and we found ourselves taking pictures of the same view over and over again. It is truly a wonderful place to see and I think that it was my wife's favorite spot that we visited. If I ever get back to South Dakota I will certainly visit this park again.
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