8 days in Badlands National Park Itinerary

8 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: Murdo (Pioneer Auto Museum & South Dakota's Original 1880 Town), Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail (in Custer) and Oglala Lakota College Historical Center (in Kyle). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Door Trail, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and admire all the interesting features of Loop Road.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Badlands National Park trip maker tool .

In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Philip, Wall, Murdo, Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, Wounded Knee Massacre Monument
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Loop Road
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Badlands Wall

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