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This State Park has it all. Buffalo and other wildlife, lakes, hiking trails, scenic drives, lodges and restaurants. You could spend several days in this state park alone. I loved going to Sylvan Lake.
I loved driving around the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. You can visit the cemetery and massacre site of Wounded Knee. There are a couple of museums on the Reservation; one at the Oglala Lakota College in Kyle and one in the Red Cloud School at Pine Ridge.
We loved this place. We could have probably spent a week in the Badlands alone. Lots of hiking trails and scenic drives. Make sure you get of the paved tourist roads and take some of the gravel backroads.
Yes, I know it is a big tourist trap, but it is still a fun place to go with your kids and to get a couple souvenirs. My kids loved the back area where you could pan for gold, see a mechanical dinosaur, and use their play area.