Roberts Prairie Dog Town, Badlands National Park

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#3 of 10 in Wildlife in South Dakota
Roberts Prairie Dog Town is located in Badlands National Park. Plan to see Roberts Prairie Dog Town and other attractions that appeal to you using our Badlands National Park day trip planning app .
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  • This is a must see place as you get to see all the various sizes of the Prairie dogs and all their holes that they come in and out of. Wow, lots of fun and lots of goofy and nutty scenery out in the B...  more »
  • So many prairie dogs!! Fun to watch them scurrying around in them family units. If you are watching, you might even see a family go burrowing owls among the prairie dogs!!  more »
  • I would recommend taking Sage Creek Rim Road to check out Roberts Prairie Dog Town especially if you're going west anyway. Kids are sure to enjoy watching these little critters. Roll down your windows...  more »
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  • I just love these little guys...if you forgot to bring peanuts to feed them, just buy them in the gift shop. If you're planning on coming, bring your own unsalted peanuts, it'll be cheaper.
  • Loved this place! Definitely a must do when you're out in the area! Quick stop, fun for all ages!!!
  • This is absolutely a must visit location! This place is crawling with cute little prairie dogs! There are tons of them and they will just sit there for hours watching you! At times they may even come up close to you

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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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