9 days in Badlands National Park Itinerary

9 days in Badlands National Park Itinerary

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Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Badlands National Park: Oglala Lakota College Historical Center (in Kyle), Pine Ridge Reservation (in Manderson) and Wounded Knee Massacre Monument (in Wounded Knee). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Loop Road, take some stellar pictures from Yellow Mounds Overlook, hike along Door Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Badlands National Park trip builder website .

In August, daytime highs in Badlands National Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge, Wounded Knee Massacre Monument, Oglala Lakota College Historical Center, Red Cloud Heritage Center, Badlands National Park
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Badlands Wall

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