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Prairie Wind Overlook

Badlands Loop Road, Badlands National Park, SD
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Longhorn sheep

We saw about a dozen Longhorns here. Several babies. Drive slow as they do cross the road... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
ladyme1
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Portland, Maine
Prairie Wind Overlook is right on the Money !!

Please stop here and take a gander at the beautiful nature and animals that roam the badlands area... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
DannyWasserman
,
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“parking lot” (3 reviews)
“the loop” (2 reviews)
“prairie” (7 reviews)
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Badlands Loop Road, Badlands National Park, SD
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We saw about a dozen Longhorns here. Several babies. Drive slow as they do cross the road frequently.

Thank ladyme1
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Please stop here and take a gander at the beautiful nature and animals that roam the badlands area. The sights are amazing and it gives you a chance to take it all in.

Thank DannyWasserman
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

this is a great place to stop and just take it all in.. so much to see including wildlife.. this is a magnificent area.

Thank mmmaria63
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Good overlook to stop at and look for wildlife...it is right on the loop,road. You can see plenty of prairie dogs for one thing here. Walk out on the boardwalk into the vast prairie it is worth it.

Thank Cherie P
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This was one of our favorite turnouts. It has a lengthy boardwalk that took us out to the middle of the vast prairie. The grassland waved in the breeze and made a nice scene for us to observe as we soaked in the views. We...More

2  Thank OutdoorKidz
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a good stop to look for wildlife within the park beside pairie dogs which there are plenty whereever you look.

Thank hd452016
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

It is a nice place to look for mountain goats. They are used to humans and therefore allow you to come close for observing. The green grass that is close to the road is liked by them and would be willing to come there. Enjoy...More

2  Thank PNRao
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

We drove up the mountain just to see the beautiful overlook. On the way up we ran into a heard of 12 long horn sheep. We were lucky enough to take a picture of one walking down the moutain.

Thank minisprint31
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

This overlook provides probably the most variety in color and contrast, at least when we were there. You see the greens and browns richly shown all along the way, but here they really stand out. We saw sheep and bison while in the area. Nice...More

3  Thank barbaragwen270
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

South Dakota is basically a high dessert prairie. The Badlands and Black Hills are the exceptions. The prairie stretches forever.

1  Thank M Richard M
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