Fossil Exhibit Trail, Badlands National Park

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Fossil Exhibit Trail is located in Badlands National Park. To visit Fossil Exhibit Trail on your trip to Badlands National Park, use our Badlands National Park vacation trip planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We stopped here, obviously to see some Fossils. That is what we did not see. It was crowded, there are pit toilets, there is a developed walkway, but it was mostly where fossils used to be found, and ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    This is a place where the rangers would provide the necessary information related to the fossils found the vicinity. A lot of useful information is provided. Also replicas of the fossils are present w...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Not a lot of brush here, so it is a pretty safe place to allow kids to clamber around the hills of the Badlands. You can also learn about the fossils in the area from the boardwalk.  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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