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Badlands National Park

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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. Here you'll have the chance to glimpse bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and the most endangered land mammal in the United States, the black-footed ferret. Interstate 90 passes through the Badlands, and you can view the landscape and wildlife as you navigate the loop road off the highway. Hiking trails bring you up close to the park's array of wild formations. Take a peek at our custom trip planner: Badlands National Park and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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