Badlands National Park Vacations
The region is much-loved by travelers from all over the world. To find out why rent a vehicle and discover the cities, towns and villages within easy traveling distance of Badlands National Park. Kadoka, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the west, and Wall, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southeast of Badlands National Park are worth visiting if you're keen to explore this region further.
About 70 miles (113 kilometers) to the west of Badlands National Park is Rapid City, a regional center and the home of Dinosaur Park, Rushmore Mall and Fountain Springs Golf Course. Rapid City has much to offer visitors keen to linger. Reptile Gardens, Central States Fairgrounds and Watiki Water Park are just a sample of the other interesting sights worth a visit.
To really get an understanding of the present, it's good to learn a little local history. Western South Dakota's colorful archeological sites are a great place to start.
The area around Badlands National Park offers plenty of excellent ways to experience the great outdoors. Thrill seekers can join one of the mountain biking and caving excursions on offer. If you love to get out into the cold, this area may be the ideal destination. The region offers some great opportunities for cross-country skiing and snowboarding.
When planning your trip to Badlands National Park, it's handy to remember that the nearest major airport, Rapid City Regional Airport, is located in in Rapid City, 60 miles (97 kilometers) away.