Badlands National Park
One of a cluster of national parks in southern South Dakota, Badlands National Park is often complemented with trips to Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument and Mt. Rushmore National Historic Memorial.
Beyond the colorful striped landscapes, Badlands National Park is home to bison, bighorn sheep, ferrets and prairie dogs that can be spotted at the many pullouts and overlooks on Badlands Loop Road. A short drive west of the park is the Black Hills region of South Dakota with towns like Hill City, Custer, Sturgis, Deadwood and Hot Springs. Hit all these spots and more on a road trip from Badlands to Yellowstone, a must do immersive experience of the Old West and Americana.
Nearby Badlands National Park
Also explore attractions, places to stay and activities near Badlands, in the Black Hills of South Dakota and the northeastern edge of Wyoming.
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