This was a beautiful drive through some desolate country. Badlands is a little ways away from most things but definitely worth a stopover when you’re in the Mt. Rushmore area. We went through it on our way back to Nebraska. Stopped at some overlooks, went to the visitor center (pretty small) and just basically enjoyed the views. Would have liked to do a little hiking to really enjoy the desolation and even possibly stay overnight, but due to time constraints didn’t get a chance to. I would not say there is that much to do there beyond that. Worth the stop, spend a few hours max, but unless you plan on doing some hiking that’s probably going to be the extent of your stay. Bathrooms are few and far between, my wife didn’t care for the fact that the ones we found (not at the visitors center) were pit toilets only. A must drive through park though, just plan ahead for bathrooms.
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