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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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The loop includes the interstate highway but don't let that stop you. There's great scenery and wildlife. If you go to the middle site, make sure to sign up early for the control... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The loop includes the interstate highway but don't let that stop you. There's great scenery and wildlife. If you go to the middle site, make sure to sign up early for the control area tour. The prairie house is definitely worth a look.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 892 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The road is immaculately maintained which adds to the great drive and beautiful scenery. A great way to spend a few hours but try to go early or near sunset when the sun brings out the true colors in the rock formations.

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Livermore, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The 30 mile trip is well worth the time. You must stop and see all the sites and the lookout areas. I suggest you take your time and imagine travel on horses and wagons. There are wild animals throughout. Hydrate all the time

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Darlington, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very fun and informative with lots of places to stop and look and hike. Well signed. Slow road, but you're there to look, not make time.

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Freeland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

LOCATION: 8 miles South of Wall, (yes Wall Drug). COST: There is a cost to get into the Nat. Park, but if you have your senior pass you get in free. A 35 mile road trip. They call it a Loop. But you make it what you want. There is camping closer to the east end and a Lodge, and... More 

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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Badlands has to be one of my favorite places to be. The Loop Road as a number of places that you can pull off and wander around. You don't have to be a hard core hiker to check it out either. there are plenty of boardwalk walkways you can take that are easy to do. If you want to... More 

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Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The loop road winds through the Badlands and allows for stunning vistas in all directions. You can stay in your car the whole way through or get out at any of several overlooks and trailheads. Be on the lookout for wildlife as they roam free in some parts of the park.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have never been, it's a must see! We stopped on our road trip to Alaska and it was well worth the detour. Yes, it cost money to get into the park, but they do offer a few different discounts and the cost is for a few days of visiting. It is like being on a different planet with... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove the Loop Road this morning. Could not believe the beautiful vistas. We saw lots of antelope. I liked the area around the visitor center the best with all the spires or hoodoos. Stunning. We completed the loop in a morning stopping and taking pictures at all the view points. We did not walk or hike because it was either... More 

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Moss Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is scenic drive through some very colorful and unusual eroding layers. Lots of wildlife and an especially informative fossil talk by a paleontologist ranger. Lots of pull-outs to take more time to view the beautiful scenery and get some photos.

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