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Loop Road, Badlands National Park

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Must see · Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
Drive the scenic Loop Road to explore the beauties of Badlands National Park. Approximately 64 km (40 mi) long, the road winds through the park, following the contours of nature. Stop at some of the many overlooks with parking areas to admire the scenery and take photos. Many of these spots offer hiking trails, too. Throughout the park, you may see bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, bison, and more animals. Because the road is inside a national park, an admission fee is charged at the road's entrance. A visit to Loop Road represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Badlands National Park trip website to plot your vacation.
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  • Awesome views. Stop at the visitor center. I highly recommend going east to west. $30 fee per car. Lots of wildlife. Stop at the Prarie dog town. You will see bison there. And lots of Prarie...  more »
  • Absolutely incredible scenery. Not as grand as the Grand Canyon but well worth the trip. It is a do not miss sight  more »
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