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“Beautiful views but take insect repellent”
Review of Badlands Wall

Badlands Wall
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Owner description: A ridge that goes through the park, and is the site of incredible rock formations, which are being eroded, and therefore slowly change over time.
Reviewed August 10, 2013

The views and colors of the Badlands is amazing. Since we have two young boys we did the hike on the Door Trail. It was amazing and my oldest son loved it! The scenic outlooks are great. We stopped on exit 131 from I-90.

A bit of helpful advice.. You NEED to take Deet insect spray. It will keep away the chiggers and fleas (from the prairie dogs).

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

If you are going to the Black Hills, don't miss the Badlands south of Wall. This drive is worth the time and the colors, and weird looking landscape make it a place you want to see and remember. We even saw goats or sheep on the bluffs. We took our time and viewed things from almost every turnout.

Thank opa1945
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

An absolutely stunning landscape that seems to fall from the miles of South Dakota prairie.

Only a few miles from interstate 90, a detour through the Badlands is amazing. The buttes and bluffs in orange, yellow and pink are breathtaking, especially in morning or evening hours.

Wildlife roams here- bison, pronghorn, prairie dogs and mountain goats are common. Some my come close, while others require binoculars.

Plan to stop at the visitor center as they have terrific displays and an on site paleontology lab where they clean and catalog fossils found throughout the park.

Free ranger programs and Junior Ranger for the kids.

Water is available at the visitors center; you'll want to pack food if you plan to stay a while.

Thank Irishgrl_7
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

You will be totally amazed by Badlands National Park and its vast array of colors, structures, and subtleties. Never did I expect what I saw. This is the best kept secret in the national park system. The roads are excellent, and the drive is pure pleasure. There are so many places to stop, look, take photos, and hike!!!!

Thank golfkat
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

This was one of the highlights of a 2 week trip of national parks. We saw Bison up close - from the car! The prairie dog town was pretty slow because we hit it mid-day but there were a few popping up. If you drive in from Wall, turn right toward Prairie Dog Town. Take that (pretty rough) road a few miles for the best wildlife viewing. We went just past Prairie Dog Town and then turned around an drove the loop through the park. Impressive landscapes. Be sure to eat and get gas before you go in, though. There is very little available in terms of amenities.

Thank Connie P
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