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Mount Rushmore Flight and Ground Tour
"This 1-day adventure takes you round trip from the Salt Lake City area to Rapid City South Dakota to see the Mount Rushmore National Monument. Upon landing your personal tour guide will take you to see the sculpted faces of Presidents Washington Jefferson Teddy Roosevelt and Lincoln up close. This tour includes a meal as well as the option to have a personal photographer record the day's adventure for you so you can enjoy a full sightseeing experience! After a full day
From $1,315.00
 
Black Hills Monument Tour
"This tour gives you the option to be picked up at your home or hotel and depart Rapid City at 9:00am. While in transit you will have the option to watch an informative video about the Black Hills and all the great sites you don't want to miss. These luxury limousines are always stocked with complimentary drinks and snacks.You will arrive in Keystone at approximat the tour will depart for the Black Hills which is home to the world famous Mt. Rushmore our nation's ""Shrine of Democracy"". Your guide will give you a brief history of the mountain carving and set you on your way to explore the monument's museum gift shop and sweets parlor
From $150.00
 
Black Hills Winery Tour
"A stretch limousine will pick you up at your Rapid City area home hotel or campground. Depending on the number and location of travelers pickup times will be between 12:00pm and 1:00pm local (MDT) time. The tour will depart Rapid City no later than 1:00pm local time.Your tour will start with a 30 minute scenic drive through South Dakota's famous Black Hills and will arrive at the SD. Complimentary snack and beverages will be available on board your limousine. Next you will visit the Stone Faces Winery. Here you can sample their selection of dry sweet grape or other fruit wines
From $75.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Badlands National Park

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Bad Road

If you're planning to enter the park through Red Shirt, going through the Stronghold section, make sure you have a 4 wheel drive. The road is really bad, and even impassible when wet. It's marked as...
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Very, Very, Windy!

I swear, this is the windiest place I've ever been. It took us an hour to set up our campsite, because the wind kept blowing our stuff away. We would be laying in our tent, and suddenly it would cave...
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Warning: prairie rattlesnakes on paths

Warning! Do NOT think that just because you stick to the path that you are safe from rattlesnakes. We came across one right on the edge of the path. I walked within 2 feet of it and it never rattled...
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Obey the Warning Signs

As always, you should obey all warning signs. They are there to for your safety and to protect the park, its wildlife, and its plants. This is especially important in a place like the badlands where a...
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Heat and lack of water

Summer in the badlands is hot and dry with temperatures often exceeding 100° Fahrenheit. Know the signs of dehydration, heat exhaustion, and sunstroke and prevent their occurrence by drinking 1 gallon...
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Wildlife is dangerous

• Keep a distance of at least 100 yards from all wildlife encountered during your hike. If wildlife reacts to your presence at all, you are too close.There are snakes, buffalo and even the deer can be...
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Rattlesnakes and a few other things

No longer used to living in a part of the world that has various poisonous creatures lurking about as a regular part of the landscape, this Warning sign at our first Overlook in Badlands NP made us...
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This is snake country

Seldom seen, but still present, rattle snakes can be exciting to see, but dangerous to deal with. Give them plenty of room and don't try to get close. They can strike at a distance you'd not expect....
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Beware of Rattlers!

There are plenty of dangers at the Badlands - Rattlesnakes included. It seems that if you stick to the guided path, you'll be safer. I guess they've instructed the snakes to stay away from the trails....
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Exploring

While in the Badlands, it can be very tempting to want to climb or descend into certain areas to view different things and get new perspectives. However, I'd caution you to avoid actually doing this...
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Hello?????? anybody out there?????

Be prepared. We were only planning on driving through.. ended up doing some hiking (couldn't resist)... have emergency materials and water just in case you wander further than planned. ALSO... don't...
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Drink water

If you choose to go hiking during the warmer months, you will need to bring lots of water. There is no potable water on the trails so you have to carry it in. The park service recommends 2 liters of...
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24674 White Tail Ridge Rd, Hermosa, South Dakota, 57744, United States
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Custer State Park, 25453 Highway 87, Custer, South Dakota, 57730, United States
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Top Things to Do in Badlands National Park

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Badlands National Park

sorry if this offends .. but we thought the badlands were just ok. If we lived nearby we would certainly check this out thoroughly and it certainly more impressive than anything in Ohio where i'm...
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Roberts Prairie Dog Town

this was by far the best part of the visit to the Badlands for me. We only spent about half a day in the park .. likely we would have seen more if we spent more time. The Prairie dogs were so cute ...
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Top 5 Badlands National Park Writers

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Bwana_Brown

"Awesome Badlands National Park!"
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Basaic

"Basaic Badlands National Park Page"
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richiecdisc

"On Second Glance: Not So Bad After All"
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kazander

"Beautiful Badlands"
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lenoreva

"Not really a honeymoon ;)"
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