3 days in Badlands National Park Itinerary

3 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.
When in Badlands National Park, make a side trip to see South Dakota's Original 1880 Town in Murdo, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: cruise along Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, get engrossed in the history at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, and get a taste of the local shopping with Wall Drug.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park online visit planner .

In September, daily temperatures in Badlands National Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Wall Drug, South Dakota's Original 1880 Town, Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
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