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

    Badlands

    National Park South Dakota

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  • Visitor Center Open / Road Construction

    Park roads and parking lots are under construction. Expect occasional 10 - 15 minute road construction delays along Hwy 240 Loop Road. There is limited parking at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center. Please follow the signs to park in designate areas.

Photos & Multimedia

 

Video Series

Watch one of these short videos to help you plan a trip or to just learn more about this fascinating place. You can also view our videos on iTunes or YouTube.

 

Artist in Residence Gallery

Artists are invited to interpret the Badlands landscape through their work. Since 1996, the park has hosted several artists in residence. Work from photographers, painters, and writers are displayed in the gallery.

 

Photo Gallery & Flickr Photostream

Take a closer look at this amazing park. Many great photos are available for download in our galleries or on our Flickr site. Students can find pictures for their school projects.

 

Panoramas

Multimedia presentations feature gigapans and other interactive panoramas. As you zoom and pan, you will sense of this vast prairie and badlands landscape. You can also view videos and listen to a poetry reading.

 

Virtual Tour

The Badlands Virtual Experience is suggested reading material for students researching a project or teachers planning a unit. Curious visitors of all ages will also enjoy this virtual experience.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of the Cedar Pass cabins

The Cedar Pass Lodge dates back to 1928 when Ben Millard and his sister Clara opened the Cedar Pass Camp to provide services to tourists braving the area's dusty, undeveloped roads. The Camp once consisted of a grocery store, gas station, dance hall, and cabins. It remains an oasis for travelers.