Badlands Petrified Gardens, Kadoka

3.7
#48 of 55 in Museums in South Dakota
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  • August 9, 2017
    You can see great examples of petrifies trees that were collected from various locations in Badlands. The place is very well organized with copious explanations that would allow you to have your own t...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    This is a unique Outdoor park with Petrified Trees and logs. In the museum you will find prehistoric Badlands fossils. Its a welcome stop on the long road trip. Detour off1-90 at the 152 and you can c...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Unless you have kids or are really into rocks and things found in the badlands, you might not need to stop here. We are a family of 5 who happened to need a roadtrip break, and we had a rock-loving 7y...  more »
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  • July 11, 2017
    Family vacation and saw this place. Didn't know what to expect and didn't look like much but worth the stop! Neat petrified woods, rocks, & fossils. Lots of cool and inexpensive souvenirs
  • May 14, 2017
    First off between Wall Drug and the Petrified Gardens, they know how to get your attention with billboards! They did a great job. It's probably a bit pricey for a family, but overall if you're a rock lover it's worth the trip. I think it's bargain though to get a pound of rocks for $3, especially in a very touristy place! They have a crazy gift shop inside as well, that's definitely worth a look.
  • July 10, 2017
    Paid $6 to see fossils and petrified wood. Honestly, the signs throughout were my absolute favorite.
  • July 9, 2017
    Very interesting. Didn't know this could happen to the wood.
  • May 27, 2017
    Many old specimens from millions of years ago. They also include a chart trying to fit biblical characters into the history

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