Fossil Exhibit Trail, Badlands National Park

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Fossil Exhibit Trail is located in Badlands National Park. Make Fossil Exhibit Trail part of your personalized Badlands National Park itinerary using our Badlands National Park sightseeing planning website .
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  • This was a short, easy trail on a boardwalk that you may want to stop at for a few minutes if you have the time....I always like to see and experience everything I can in a given location whether is j...  more »
  • Although we were more interested in the beautiful views then dinosaurs, all 6 of us really enjoyed this walk. We all learned something too. We saw a rabbit as well. Washrooms nearby were handy but not...  more »
  • This is a short easy trail on a boardwalk. It is worthwhile to attend the ranger talk offered just after lunch. Worth a stop.  more »

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Where to stay in Badlands National Park

While Badlands National Park provides a handful of campgrounds within the park's boundaries, the Cedar Pass Lodge is the only place inside the park that gives you a roof over your head. Sitting 100 km (62.5 mi) away, Murdo is the most developed town east of the park. Here you'll find a handful of economy chain motels and locally owned lodges. About the same distance west of the park, Rapid City offers the same range of accommodations, but with more places to choose from. Rapid City provides more entertainment options and sits to the east of the Black Hills and north of Wind Cave National Park, making it a better choice as a place to stay if you're planning a longer vacation in the area.
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