Discover the Wild Beauty

Badlands National Park stands as a testament to time's patient artistry. In the heart of the Midwest, rugged canyons and striped spires compliment the badland’s painted sky. Rays of light dance across the barren landscape as intricate patterns etched by wind and rain show off in the distance. Despite its harsh façade, the badlands welcome playful jackrabbits and watchful prairie dogs into its warm embrace. Travelers who venture into the badlands say they feel a unique connection to the land. As if the wind carries whispers of ancient tales, and the rocks hold the echoes of time itself.

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Badlands Tours

Spotlight on South Dakota featuring Mount Rushmore & The Badlands

7 Days | 9 Meals

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$2,299 pp*

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America's Cowboy Country

8 Days | 10 Meals

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$2,999 pp*

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Fun Facts About Badlands

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Badlands gets its name from the Lakota, who first called it “mako sica” or “land that is bad

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The Badlands area is known worldwide for its large number of fossils found

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The national park protects the largest intact mixed-grass prairie in the United States

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Virtual Event:
So Much South Dakota

Available On Demand     40 minutes

There’s so much more to South Dakota than Badlands National Park and Mount Rushmore.

Join us as we sit down with Calley Geigle, a Global Travel & Trade Representative with Travel South Dakota. During this virtual event, she’ll share the inside scoop (and some of the reasons that more than 14 million travelers turned to her state for trips in 2022).

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