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Address: Badlands National Park, SD
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+1 605-433-5361
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A ridge that goes through the park, and is the site of incredible rock...

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.

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We went to it on our way to Yellowstone and so glad we stopped. The views ara amazing, is not crowded and is very relaxing to walk and take the view. Great for picnics and nature... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ivette R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to it on our way to Yellowstone and so glad we stopped. The views ara amazing, is not crowded and is very relaxing to walk and take the view. Great for picnics and nature watching.

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Thank Ivette R
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much room to explore here. I fully recommend getting a room at the Badlands Inn because you still get great views (on a clear day from the right spot, you can see at least 50 miles). Hopefully you are overnight on a clear one because after the Ranger night program, there is a guy who will help... More 

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1 Thank Nick R
South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Given the January weather we just drove the scenic loop and visited the Visitor Center museum but we really enjoyed our visit. You certainly wonder what people traveling thru thought when they got here! The colors and formations make it feel other worldly or something you would see in a sci fi movie. I was amazed at all the tracks... More 

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1 Thank DakotaGirl18
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

One of the best National Parks in USA. Nice roads to ride your bike or car and amazing views.Badlands is unique and gorgeous landscape.

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Thank Nacho S
West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Please go, go, go! If at all possible, this is one place everyone should go and see. It looks almost unreal and you tell yourself that what you are looking at is real. I can't imagine people hundreds of years ago coming across this, what they must have thought. This is an education for all.

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2 Thank thegrayhair
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Badlands are must see if you are headed out west. They are so beautiful and I have never quite seen anything like it before. Pictures do not do this place justice! The landscape and rocks make you feel like you are on the moon or in a movie. If you are with kids, be sure to look at the... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The Badlands were absolutely remarkable for both its varied geography and plentiful wildlife. It consists of 244,000 acres of dramatic wilderness. It's the home to grasslands, towering layered rock formations, valleys, steep canyons, bison, big horn sheep, badgers, and prairie dogs. We were fortunate to admire all of the above. The Badlands appeared all the more impressive because they were... More 

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1 Thank Lenore R
Bad Homburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

When entering the National Park you get off at the first viewing spot - without realizing that there is so much more to come. And you always leave with the feeling, you missed out on some of the spots. I did not have that much time (due to driving on towards Mt. Rushmore) - but I took the "Scenic route"... More 

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Newport, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Mother Nature at her best. The Badlands are beautiful. Bison, prairie dogs and sunflower fields are a bonus. Riding through on a motorcycle amplified the experience! Truly amazing!

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1 Thank Sunapee17
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We drove through the Badlands with one thing in mind ... to see a Bison. Well not only did we see several Bison, but we saw two herds of Bighorn Sheep, a million prairie dogs, hawks, horses, and much more! It was a nature wonderland spectacular! Everyone will love this drive for both the geography and the wild life!

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