Hi, I looked at the TripAdvisor forum of Badlands NP and people there definitely seem to favor Badlands over TRNP - but then I saw an Yelp review saying that TRNP and Badlands NP are very different and how happy she was to have visited TRNP. But then another review said TRNP and Badlands are not all that different. Who's telling the truth? Is it worth visiting both?
I'm looking into the visit this summer 2013 - my son may be going to a residential camp in MN so I am thinking why not do a road trip of the area - (although, I'm aware that these areas of ND and SD are both 10 hours away from where I pick him up -)
We are interested in wildlife- bisons and prairie dogs - can you see them better at TRNP than at Badlands? Some hiking with great views - interesting geological features - local histories of settlers and indigenous people - etc.