• Badlands formations against the blue sky; photo by Rikk Flohr


    National Park South Dakota

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  • Visitor Center Open

    Construction crews are replacing the parking lot in front of the visitor center. Please follow the signs, park in the side lot, and use the side doors. The Ben Reifel Visitor Center remains open every day from 8 am to 4 pm.

Parks as Classrooms

Curriculum Materials

Check out lesson plans that bring Badlands National Park into your classroom. Teachers preparing for a video conference, field trip, or guest speaker will find suggested previsit lesson plans on different topics.

Guest Speakers

Schools within 80 miles of Interior, SD can request a classroom ranger visit. Learn more about program offerings and review lesson content and other suggested teaching materials.

Online Galleries

Learn more about the additional online resources Badlands National Park has to offer.

Field Trips

Information on the various ranger- and self-guided field trips available at Badlands National Park.