• 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.

Badlands In Your Classroom

Welcome teachers, students, and parents! Badlands offers materials to explore topics such as fossils, bison, and sedimentary rocks. There is something for every grade level.

Discover what the Badlands has to offer! If you can't take a field trip to the park, then try a distance learning video conference.



Ranger helps teen girl with nature journal assignment