Holiday Closures Announced for Visitor Center at Badlands National Park
Contact: Judy Olson, (605) 433-5240
(Interior, S.D.) – Superintendent Dr. Paige Baker has announced that the Ben Reifel Visitor Center at Badlands National Park will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25, 2007. The visitor center will also be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2008. The Badlands Loop Road (Highway 240) will remain open through the holiday season.
The Ben Reifel Visitor Center winter hours are from 9 am to 4 pm. Visitors are welcome to stop in to view the park movie and browse for gifts at the Badlands Natural History Association bookstore on any days other than listed above in the closure notification.
Did You Know?
Available water in the badlands is always loaded with sediment. Cloudy and milky white in appearance, the water contains particles that carry a slight charge of electricity. The particles repel each other, instead of settling to the bottom. Early visitors found the water unsuitable for drinking.