I'll be travelling from North Yellowstone (Gardiner region) to Badlands SD mid April as part of a roadtrip from the Pacific Northwest to Chicago.
Googlemap suggests its a good 9 hour drive which is a bit much, so we'd like to break the journey by spending a night somewhere in between the two places.
Looking at the map, somewhere roughly equidistant appears to be somewhere directly NE of Bighorn Forest, or possibly a bit further along i90 to the north of Thunder Basin.
Grateful for any suggestions on pleasant towns to spend the night in this northeast corner of Wyoming. Ideally looking for town (rather than large urban areas), rural/countryside, would be good if there were any outdoor activities to do (walking/hiking) we're in no real rush to get across to Badlands. Could even stay for a couple of days if there is something really great we just shouldn't miss.
Thanks for the advice