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.
Go for a jaunt from Badlands National Park to Murdo to see South Dakota's Original 1880 Town about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, get great views at Pinnacles Overlook, and stroll through Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Badlands National Park online day trip planner .

In August, daytime highs in Badlands National Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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