5 days in Badlands National Park Itinerary

5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Badlands National Park: Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail (in Custer) and Murdo (South Dakota's Original 1880 Town & Pioneer Auto Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, contemplate the long history of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, and explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip planner .

In September, daytime highs in Badlands National Park are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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Murdo, Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Wall Drug
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