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.
Venture out of the city with trips to South Dakota's Original 1880 Town (in Murdo) and Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail (in Custer). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, explore the striking landscape of Panorama Point Overlook, and shop like a local with Wall Drug.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park tour itinerary planner.

In September, daily temperatures in Badlands National Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Wall Drug, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Badlands National Park, Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, South Dakota's Original 1880 Town
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Loop Road
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Badlands Wall

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