December 10 Road Closure Near Visitor Center
December 10: Badlands Loop Road (Highway 240) will be temporarily closed at Cedar Pass for emergency repair work. The closure is expected to be in place for two to three weeks, weather dependent. An alternate route to access Interstate 90 will be posted. More »
We invite you to visit the Badlands Natural History Association (BNHA) bookstore in the Ben Reifel Visitor Center. Books are available to learn more about the park's natural and cultural history. Souvenirs can be purchased to serve as reminders of your enjoyable trip.
If you are unable to visit the bookstore, or want to purchase an item before or after your visit, shop online at the BNHA website.
Did You Know?
During the Age of Dinosaurs, a warm, shallow sea covered the Great Plains, including what is now Badlands. Since dinosaurs were land creatures, no fossils of these animals have been found in the park. Giant marine lizards called mosasaurs swam in the ancient sea, along with sea turtles and fish.