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Badlands Wall

Badlands National Park, SD
+1 605-433-5361
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This isn't Kansas Dorthy

An easy drive to see some beautiful scenery. It is unlike anything else in South Dakota. The fact... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
via mobile
Very beautiful, loved every turn, could have spent days there.

I heard of the Badlands before, but did not think I would this amazing. We saw prairie dog, long... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Terre Haute, Indiana
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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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Badlands National Park, SD
+1 605-433-5361
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An easy drive to see some beautiful scenery. It is unlike anything else in South Dakota. The fact that they were created by volcanos and continued the erosion will make you feel insignificant but inspired.

Thank TioTim
Reviewed 2 days ago

I heard of the Badlands before, but did not think I would this amazing. We saw prairie dog, long horn sheep, mountains. The color of the area was so great I loved it all. The restaurant had great food, Try the Indian Taco Salad.

Thank minisprint31
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I visited Badlands National Park, having last been there about 25 years ago. It is still beautiful and full of wildlife - it did not disappoint! We drove both the Badlands Loop Road (paved) and the Sage Creek Rim Road (unpaved). We...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's hard to describe. Simply amazing. If you a have a National Park's Card, you will receive free admission. It took us a good 2 hours, but you could spend more time easily.

Thank tlscorpio
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing National Park which has unusual rock formations, and gorgeous and unique elements of both Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon. There are peaks, valleys, gullies, buttes and wide prairies of the Badlands which attract us travelers. Wind and rain erosion have created...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an absolute must see for everyone. The formations of the rock and giant craters are breath taking.

Thank Torgy2travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think I have ever seen anything so amazing in my life. The formations have eroded so that one can easily see the different layers deposited over the eons. We did hike on the marked trails for safety purposes. Be aware that there are...More

1  Thank nephnurse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So unique and fascinating to see ALL of these formations! Each pullout offers a different view of some of the same amazing features. Look closely, you may see mountain goats or big horn sheep!

1  Thank MREA5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have flown over and driven by -- neither prepared us for the vastness and uniqueness of the topography. No matter the time of year, take a jacket. It seems the wind is always whipping across the plains. Cute prarie dogs, a few sheep, deer...More

1  Thank stlcathy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh my has this place changed. We were so disappointed and will never stop here again. Nothing like it was in the 80's. I do not recommend stopping at all.

3  Thank HuskerKusker
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Michael M
Can you drive a 18 wheeler thru the scenic route??
31 March 2017|
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Response from Ivette R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure how easy that would be, some of the roads are windy and narrow.
How long should the drive to Badlands National Park take from Hill City? What is the quickest route? What is the most scenic route? Is it possible as a day trip (i.e there and back)?
13 August 2016|
Response from TnOakTree | Reviewed this property |
The drive from Hill City South Dakota to Wall, South Dakota which is the one of the main entrances is about an hour and a half. The drive through the Badlands National Park will depend on how many stops you make along the... More
I read what you said about don't take hwy 44. We will be going to badlands to sightsee from Rapid City and someone else said hwy 44 would be a scenic drive. Now I am wondering if I 90 is the best way to go?
31 March 2016|
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Response from Wolfgang S |
We took I-90 to Wall and than took the scenic loop 244 which gets you automatically back to I-90. Took us about 1.5 to 2 hrs with many stops. Very beautiful scenic tour!