• 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.

Bookstore

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Enjoy a full selection of books to learn more about the park.

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?

Scientist uncovers fossils at the Pig Dig

The former Pig Dig was discovered in June 1993 when two visitors from Iowa discovered a large backbone protruding from the ground near the Conata Picnic Area. Originally thought to be a 4-day excavation, field work continued for over a decade, yielding more than 10,000 fossilized bones for study.