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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Badlands National Park Private Tour

1. Badlands National Park Private Tour

Enjoy a private tour for a unique glimpse into the unique beauty of the Badlands National Park. Learn about the history of the area and spend the day discovering the rare geology of the Badlands. After being picked up, take a short drive to the quaint town of Wall to explore and uncover why Wall Drug is so legendary throughout the world. Next, travel into the Badlands National Park to admire some of the rarest and most incredible geological formations in South Dakota. Enjoy a few moderate hikes around the Badlands and with some luck see some local wildlife up close. Lastly, visit the town of Scenic, a ghost town with a great history, which your guide will tell you all about. On your way there, see the Minuteman Missile Site.

Rapid City: Badlands National Park Tour with Museum Ticket

2. Rapid City: Badlands National Park Tour with Museum Ticket

Travel to Badlands National Park and explore this spectacular terrain on a full-day guided tour. Catch a glimpse of America's nuclear arsenal during the Cold War and learn about its history with your expert guide. Take a step back in time and discover Badlands National Park. Imagine an underwater world forming into a lush forest and then into the rugged water and windswept land it is today. See the wildlife that lives here today and discover the amazing life and unimaginable animals that once called this land home. Follow on to the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and relive America’s Cold War history. Stop at the Delta 09 Missile Site and continue to the Visitor’s Center. Finally, ending the tour is a stop at Wall Drug, the world-famous roadside stop just outside of the Badlands. Finish the day at Wall Drug with time for shopping for some souvenirs and fresh donuts.

Rapid City: Badlands National Park Bike Tour with Lunch

3. Rapid City: Badlands National Park Bike Tour with Lunch

Join a bike tour of Badlands National Park. Cycle around the park and learn its history from your experienced guide. Admire the spectacular scenery and wildlife as you pedal. Meet your guide in the parking lot. Get kitted out with a bicycle and helmet before embarking on a moderate 30-mile cycle along the Badlands Loop Road. Enjoy a breathtaking ride with only a couple of short steep hills. Learn how the Badlands were formed over millions of years, from an underwater world to a lush forest to the windswept land you see today. Spot wildlife. Pedal through the heart of the pinnacles and lower shale formations to the other end of the northern segment of Badlands National Park, where you will enjoy a picnic lunch. After the ride, you can head back to Rapid City or visit a couple of other sites, such as the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Wall Drug, or Sheep Table overlook, that looks out onto the southern portion of the Badlands National Park.

Other Sightseeing Options in Badlands National Park

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