Badlands National Park

Drive 60 minutes east of Rapid City and you’ll find yourself surrounded by terrain that can only be described as other-worldly. Badlands National Park spans for 244,000-acres and is famous for its stunning vistas, wildlife encounters, outdoor activities and stargazing opportunities. Open year round, Badlands National Park is a sight to see in every season and a standout among Rapid City area parks and monuments. Take a drive through the park and soak up the landscape that sprawls out from each scenic overlook and around every twist and turn, unveiling unique geological formations and mixed grass prairie. Add to the experience by visiting during sunrise or sunset to witness a terrain that’s as colorful as it is desolate. This often underestimated park continues to blow away its visitors and is an ideal place to celebrate the wonders of nature.

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