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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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Awesome drive

The Loop Road around Badlands National Park is incredible. You can easily spend a day driving through if you stop at all of the overlooks. The landscape is stunning and there is... read more

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Lancaster, South Carolina
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Lancaster, South Carolina
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Loop Road around Badlands National Park is incredible. You can easily spend a day driving through if you stop at all of the overlooks. The landscape is stunning and there is wildlife everywhere. In just a few hours, we saw antelope, big horn sheep, coyotes and more prairie dogs than you can count. There are few barriers and fences... More 

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Maryville, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our family of four LOVED the Loop Road through the Badlands. Being "flatlanders", the relief and views were amazing. We loved the number of spots to pull off, and enjoyed seeing the prairie dogs. Near the east entrance there is a place to pull off and do a couple of easy "hikes" around some cool formations - I recommend this!... More 

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Loop Road drive was amazing. There are several areas to pull off of the and look at the changing landscape. We saw some deer and mountain goats along the way. Be sure to bring water/snacks and take your time. Also, the colors in the Badlands definitely change with the time of day and weather. We spent two nights in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, such a scenic and beautiful drive through the park with ample opportunities to stop and take photos. Around each bend, the landscape changes leaving you in complete awe and beauty. Make sure to factor in extra time for frequent stops and to do some hiking.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove this loop road and stopped at the overlooks with different views in all directions. The park is vast and beautiful in a desolate way. If you can, take the time to d a couple of hikes- it enhances the experience by immersing you in the landscape. Very unspoiled and not as touristy as some National parks.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Almost a mini Grand Canyon. There are scenic views around every bend and ample pull off places where you can take photographs or just admire the view. It's fun trying to spot the various animals although if a crowd of cars is assembled you can bet someone has spotted something. Allow time for plenty of stops. Well worth the $15... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great way to see the Badlands you pretty much drive through all of it you'll see lots of prairie dogs many different aspects all of the Badlands will be seen

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unless you are a serious hiker, this is the best way to experience the Badlands - drive the Loop Road, but make sure you schedule time for a multitude of stops. The Fossil Trail is available, as are a number of scenic overlooks, and some spots where you may just wish to pull off and enjoy the sights. On our... More 

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The drive through Badlands National Park is scenic and on well paved roads. We stopped at several of the lookout spots and really enjoyed the views.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such an amazing drive. You don't even have to leave the car to get unparalleled views of the beauty in the Badlands. Charge your camera, fill your tank, and add this to your itinerary. We chose to hike in the morning, drive the loop for 2-3 hours in the afternoon, and then finished the night easily in Keystone (Mt. Rushmore).... More 

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