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“Spectacular views”
Review of Loop Road

Loop Road
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Owner description: Main route through Badlands National Park.
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159 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Spectacular views”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Several lookout stops gives a great view of changing scenery. There are trails to walk through the formations. Take as much or as little time as you like, it's gorgeous either way. If you're pressed for time just simply driving through will still give great views. Either way you approach, you leave I-90 and get back on I-90. I've driven it several times through the years, and it never fails to amaze. A must see if you're in the area.

Visited November 2013
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Springfield, Tennessee
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849 reviews
552 attraction reviews
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“An easy drive to see a lot”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

If you do nothing else here, this drive starts just off I-90 no matter which way you are going and ends back on I-90. Just driving the loop lets you see most of the amazing sights. It is an easy drive in any type of vehicle.

Visited October 2013
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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“Do it and by all means, don't forget your camera!”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

The loop road was the only view allowed when coming through the Badlands in October, returning from Colorado. The National Parks had been shut down due to the Feds budget situation and the loop road was really the only way to see the Badlands. I believe the appeal of Badlands National Park is the defiance in its terrain. It remains untouched by man and on a planet where humanity has lost humanity in its approach to the environment, it is amazing to see a world where man cannot ... dare not? .... build to claim it somehow. It is beautiful in its own way. It will not be for everyone. But if you experience it and find yourself a year or more later, going back through, and your admiration is regenerated, you may be like those of us who keep going back. If you want to see the beauty in sunsets and/or sunrises in the Badlands, make sure you check out CIRCLE VIEW RANCH B&B or the CEDAR PASS Lodge. It well be worthwhile to see either the beginning or the end of the day in the Badlands.

Visited October 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing views!”
Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Wow! Snowy day here in the badlands but more majestic than ever. This is a definite must visit for all. It's like visiting another planet. Also stopped at the visitor center. Very well done and the rangers were great. Don't miss the Badlands!!!

Visited October 2013
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Pensacola, Florida
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Wonderful scenery! This is a must see! The cost is $15.00. It is worth every cent.

We saw big-horned sheep and a lot of prarie dogs.

Visited October 2013
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