4 days in Badlands National Park Itinerary

4 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Badlands Wall. Change things up with a short trip to South Dakota's Original 1880 Town in Murdo (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, trek along Notch Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Badlands National Park travel itinerary planner.

Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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