7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Badlands National Park
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Lead
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Badlands National Park

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Notch Trail and Big Badlands Overlook. Visiting Loop Road and Yellow Mounds Overlook will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Sage Creek Wilderness Area, trek along Castle Trail, explore the striking landscape of Conata Basin Overlook, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Door Trail.

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

Houston to Badlands National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Badlands National Park, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lead.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Loop Road
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Notch Trail
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Lead

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Lead is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Black Hills Helicopters will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Days of '76 Museum and Bridal Veil Falls. Go for a jaunt from Lead to Hill City to see The Museum @ Black Hills Institute about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Adams House, get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, and examine the collection at Black Hills Mining Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lead online attractions planner.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Lead in 2 hours. Traveling from Badlands National Park to Lead, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Badlands National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lead, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lead

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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