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Fossil Exhibit Trail

Badlands National Park, SD
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Cool stop

Great scenery and a cool stop showing some of the fossils that have been found in the Badlands... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Buffalo, New York
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Really short trail

This isn't so much a trail as it is a boardwalk loop--you can see the entirety of the trail from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura M
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Badlands National Park, SD
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great scenery and a cool stop showing some of the fossils that have been found in the Badlands. It's a nice little walk.

Thank 333kmg333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This isn't so much a trail as it is a boardwalk loop--you can see the entirety of the trail from the parking lot. I wouldn't go out of my way to see this, but if you want to get out of the car without having...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We had fun exploring this area. There are fossil exhibits and a boardwalk. We went off the beaten trail to explore. Found it to be amazing fun.

1  Thank Jason B
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Scenic, awesome, informative, nicely set up and maintained. Scenic drive was enjoyable - easy to use.

Thank 2CanStan
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Yup, it's true that there are no actual fossils lying around to be eroded by people and the elements. Instead, the walk presents excellent bronze casts of the area's discovered fossils and impressions, organized by time and eventual path of the animals: evolve, leave or...More

2  Thank Nightsinge
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Two large rams in fact. The fossil exhibit is interesting and educational as well. Nice place to take an easy walk.

1  Thank William O
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

If you are driving by, might as well stop, but there is better scenery once you get farther into the Badlands. There was a little information on some fossils which was fairly interesting but I've seen better.

Thank francetravel
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The trail is not long and you have great view along the way. You can see vast diverse geographic situations.

Thank Yali L
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Easy trail to walk & close to the main road thru the Badlands. Sept a good time to travel due to milder temps & less traffic!

Thank saldaniels
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is a super easy, quick walk on a man made boardwalk. There are bathrooms and a few areas to picnic. The kids had a fun time reading about the different animals that used to live in South Dakota.

Thank jfun4
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