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Prairie Dog Town

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These Little Guys Are Everywhere!!

This is no little place. In the center of Mackenzie Park is the largest prairie dog town I've ever... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Arlington, Texas
Prairie Dog Town

The prairie dogs were out in full force when we drove up but we couldn't get close enough to them... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Mary P
San Antonio, Texas
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Mackenzie Park, 4th Street and Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is no little place. In the center of Mackenzie Park is the largest prairie dog town I've ever seen. These little guys are everywhere. The town is behind a two-foot tall rock wall and encompasses the same area as a softball field. Humans must...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank J728
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a MUST DO if you visit Lubbock! And take snacks for them, like carrots or celery. Oh, and a current favorite ... Nutter Butter bites!! Such fun to watch them interact with each other, and sometimes, you will see babies!! They've even tunnelled...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 189wendie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are prairie dogs everywhere! The map on Tripadvisor took us to the park, but not the prairie dog town. Luckily it is clearly marked. You can spend a lot of time watching and feeding the cute prairie dogs. They are all very fat and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jojojan1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have prairie dogs all over Lubbock County. Why do we need a specific prairie dog town? Ridiculous.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

It has some native animals to see how they live in this area. Great place to take kids by, they will enjoy the little animals.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank txbuddy
Reviewed December 13, 2018

to each his own but if you like looking at ground rats that are one big green poop sack then you will like this

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank eaterofallthingsgood
Reviewed November 30, 2018

We walked this place regularly a few years back while working in Lubbock. Upon return, we were surprised by the decline in the population of prairie dogs which is not that big of a deal. The big deal is the extremely dangerous deterioration of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Very family friendly. There are lots of prairie dogs and you can get really close to some of them. Lots of fun

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Doug M
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The prairie dogs were out in full force when we drove up but we couldn't get close enough to them to get pictures because they ran down their holes as we approached. It was fun to try though. Maybe if we had more time to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary P
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We have brought a picnic on several occasions. Quiet there has been very few people each time we have been here to watch the Prairie Dogs. Our toddler loves to share his fruit & veggies.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MooreWater
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Saginaw Mi
The Badlands (3 Replies)
we are going to drive through the Badlands during our September trip to South Dakota. We will be driving on "90" and gertting off at exit 131.We want to see the Prairie Dog Town And the Sage Creek Basin Overlook. We were wondering if we should continue on Sage Creek Road to"44" and then onto Rapid City--is there any scenic value to the drive or should we head back and go to Wall via "502" to "590" or go straight back to "240" and then onto Wall. We want to see as much of the Badlands as...More
April 19, 2011|
Response fromslrtravelplanner|
Here's a link to a recent post that's very similar to your inquiry: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g143012-i4033-k436… The one person said they drove the road in a mini van but didn't have problems. However, I agree I'd be cautious with weather. Here's another recent post that could provide some helpful info: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60908-i2341-k4385… You will have plenty of time to see the area since you won't be hiking. Have a great trip.
Kelly A
Rineyville, Kentucky
BNP trip questions..... (2 Replies)
We will be staying at CSP in June and spending one day at BNP. My plan was to enter at the Interior Entrance and go to the Visitor Center first (we will be there the day they are having "Discover the Badlands", then up to Notch Trail, Window Trail and Door Trail, back down to Badlands Loop Road, on to Roberts Prairie Dog Town and then to Wall. My questions are: 1. Am I back tracking too much starting at the Interior Entrance? 2. After visiting Robert Prairie Dog Town should we take 502...More
May 10, 2018|
Response fromlonghorn74|
The distance from the Ben Reifel Visitor Center to the trailhead for the Window/Door/Notch trails is a couple of miles. So you are really only adding those 2 extra miles if you start at the Interior Entrance, go to Visitor Center, drive up to the trailhead and then back down to the Loop Road as opposed to entering from the Northeast Entrance and driving down to the trailhead and then to the Visitor Center.
Groningen, Netherlands
Sage Creek Road doable with a normal car? (3 Replies)
Hi there, I have another question for the destination experts: We will be visiting Badlands NP in September this year and were planning to drive part of the Sage Creek Road. As this road seems to be a gravel road, I wonderd whether we need a SUV with high clearance for this stretch of road or whether it is doable to drive it with a normal low clearance car? By the way we don't plan to drive the whole Sage Creek Road but only about the first 5 miles between the junction with the Badlands Loop...More
April 02, 2011|
Response frommountainmama52|
We have traveled Sage Creek Road in a SUV and I believe a normal car would have no problem either.