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Badlands National Park Tour

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Midwest
 
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15491 ratings
$12.99

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Badlands National Park Tour

Midwest
4.9
15491 ratings
$12.99

About The Tour

Explore the beautiful Badlands with Shaka Guide! Travel back in time to the land of ancient mammals and majestic rock formations, where every twist and turn reveals stunning landscapes and a rich tapestry of natural history waiting to be discovered.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

• Explore the Cold War era at the Minuteman Missile Historic Site, where you can delve into the history of America's nuclear defense system with guided tours and exhibits.
• Step back in time at Prairie Homestead, an authentic sod house that offers a glimpse into the life of early settlers on the Dakota prairie.
• Discover the rugged beauty of the Badlands on the Door Trail, a short hike that leads you through a natural break in the Badlands Wall to breathtaking views of the eroded landscape.
• Take a scenic drive along Sage Creek Rim Road, where sweeping vistas and abundant wildlife, including bison and prairie dogs, showcase the untamed beauty of the Badlands.
• Experience a quirky and iconic American roadside attraction at Wall Drug Store, known for its free ice water, unique shops, and memorable photo opportunities.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

Recommended Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Wasta, SD, Kadoka, SD, Conata, SD, and Interior, SD
Time to complete: 4-5 Hours

All Shaka Guide tours come with customer support and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Tours never expire.

Sample Tour Audio

The Formation of the Badlands
Press to Play: The Geological Storybook
Press to Play: Spotted Elk & the Wounded Knee Massacre

Tour Stops

Tour Route

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Reviews

 
4.9 (15491 Users)

Very entertaining!

  • makemylifeeasy
  • 13 hours ago
  • iOS

Used the Shaka app for the Classic Road to Hana. This was so informative but also in an enjoyably entertaining way! Would have missed so much without it. Highly recommend!!

The Only TOUR You Need!

  • Lolo0987
  • 13 hours ago
  • iOS

Can’t recommend the Shaka Guide enough! Such fun, so informative, and so comprehensive when it comes to the actual tours. We used the Shaka Guide to tour Oah’u and Maui and are so glad we did. We learned a ton about Hawaiian history and culture and were led to some of the most incredible spots, even some off the beaten path. Who wants to spend hours on a bus with strangers and a tight schedule? Not us! And thanks to Shaka Giide tours, we didn’t need to. This app is genius! Download the tours! You’ll be glad you did!

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  • L Rust
  • 13 hours ago
  • iOS

We used this on our trip to Hawaii on the Big Island. It is very accurate and shared great stories and history about different points. We learned way more about the history than we would have just driving around. I highly recommend this app!!

Where is Badlands National Park?

Badlands National Park is located in southwestern South Dakota, United States. It is situated east of the Black Hills and near the town of Wall, SD. Badlands is also located about an hour and a half away from Mount Rushmore, making it easy to comb...

How Big is Badlands National Park?

Badlands National Park covers an area of approximately 244,000 acres. This includes eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires, along with the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States. While you’re in Badlands you can hike scenic rai...

What is Badlands National Park Known For?

Badlands National Park is renowned for its dramatic landscapes characterized by sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires. The park's striking geologic formations reveal layered rock formations and rich fossil beds, which provide valuable insig...

What is an Audio Tour Guide?

Think of us as your personal tour guide in an app. Our tours provide everything a guided tour does, but with the freedom to explore on your terms. Here’s how it works:

  • GPS triggers audio narration to play automatically as you drive or walk.
  • Listen to stories, get local insights, visit must-see stops and get turn-by-turn navigation.
Self guided audio tour

Tour FAQs

This tour has 25 stops. Check out the itinerary here for a complete list of stops and if you’re looking for more information to help plan your trip, here’s what you need to know before you go

  • Headphones
  • Car Charger
  • Layered Clothing (Easy on and off layers are a must for changing mountain temperatures)
  • Refillable Water Bottles
  • Hiking/Walking Sticks
  • Good Shoes/Boots or sturdy sandals designed for hiking
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks
  • Hats/Sunglasses
  • Camera/Phone Cleanser (those trails can get pretty dusty!)

What you spend depends on the activities you do, but here’s a list of entry fees on the tour: 

You can also take a guided tour of Prairie Homestead and visit Wall Drug - a drug store turned tourist attraction.

Badlands National Park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The park’s visitor centers and attractions have varying hours of operation. Below is a list of visitor centers in the park - the hours of operation also vary depending on the season, but are generally open between 9:00 AM–4:00 PM, with extended hours during peak season. 

  • Ben Reifel Visitor Center
  • White River Visitor Center

Learn more about the park’s hours of operation here.

Yes! The tour has four starting points: Wasta, SD, Kadoka, SD, Conata, SD, and Interior, SD. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience. 

Yes - the tour is available in two directions, east to west and west to east. 

Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call at (808) 201-8138.

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