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Not many changes from when I visited as a child

Took the grandkids to this attraction because I remember visiting it as a child. Not much has... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
South Dakota
Cool Geological History

Pretty cool little roadside attraction. Impressive mineral collection, and large educational... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Erin F
Omaha, Nebraska
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I-90 use Exit 152, Kadoka, SD 57543
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

Took the grandkids to this attraction because I remember visiting it as a child. Not much has changed but the displays were just as impressive as years past. Grandkids had a great time and that's what matters the most.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MB232
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I made my husband stop as I have always loved rocks especially petrified. Small charge to go in. Almost all is outside but we had lovely weather. They had a great variety of logs and trees. They do have a great exhibit in side and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Pretty cool little roadside attraction. Impressive mineral collection, and large educational petrified wood exhibit outside. The admission price and prices in the gift shop are reasonable and there was plenty to impress and educate a wide range of ages.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Erin F
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Stopped by with dollar discount coupons form the local gas station Enjoyed the stuff - especially the petrified stuff WOW

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Scott A
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

There's a lot of interesting stuff to see if you are interested in fossils and different types of stones and gems. There's a lot of history there about the black hills and the bad lands. It's a privately owned exhibit the prices for buying the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank terdyc
Reviewed June 14, 2018

The man behind the desk does not greet us, smile, or anything but say "It'll be $7 each." That was it. We left.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jacki C
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Dropped by this attraction while staying overnight in Kadoka. It's just off interstate, so it's very easy to find. The outdoor portion has a large variety of large petrified wood. There is also an area where you can buy rough rock at a reasonable price....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bruce P
Reviewed November 27, 2017

A very informative stop near the Bad Lands Distillery. If you like rocks and Whiskey. Kadoka SD is the place

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Scott A
Reviewed August 9, 2017

You can see great examples of petrifies trees that were collected from various locations in Badlands. The place is very well organized with copious explanations that would allow you to have your own time to find out. They also have a museum part where you...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank PNRao
Reviewed August 3, 2017

This is a unique Outdoor park with Petrified Trees and logs. In the museum you will find prehistoric Badlands fossils. Its a welcome stop on the long road trip. Detour off1-90 at the 152 and you can come back on at the 150. Worth a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
The one in South Dakota contains samples that have been collected from the area and moved to be displayed within the walls of the privately owned Gardens. They are nice to see, but there probably isn't anything there that... More