Badlands / White River KOA Local Attractions

Local Area Attractions Near Badlands / White River KOA

These is SO MUCH to do in western South Dakota. We are a few minutes away from Badlands National Park, and less than an hour from Wall Drug, Sod Prairie Homestead, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Petrified Gardens, prairie dog villages. The Black Hills are two hours away, with Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse monument, fabled Deadwood and legendary Sturgis.

Badlands National Park
Badlands National Park

Located in southwestern South Dakota, Badlands National Park consists of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest, protected mixed grass prairie in the United States. The Park's 244,000 acres are habitat for  bison, bighorn sheet, prairie dogs, black-footed ferrets, as well as hundreds of bird species.  Their visitor center at Cedar Pass is open all year.  For more information, call (605) 433-5361. (National Park Service photograph)

25216 Ben Reifel Road

Interior, SD 57750

605-433-5361

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Minuteman Missile Historic Site
Minuteman Missile Historic Site

The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Visitor Center is located less than 30 miles from Badlands/White River KAO.  It opened on November 24, 2014. The Visitor Center tells the story of the Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system and its role in the larger context of the Cold War. This facility is the best place to begin a visit to the park, with launch-site tours. Call 605-433-5552 for reservations or visit Minuteman Missile Historic Site online for more information.

Interstate 90, exit 131

Cactus Flats, SD 57775

605-433-5552

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Wall Drug
Wall Drug

World renowned Wall Drug has been a Great Plains destination for decades.  It is a free family attraction that includes an old-time five-and-dime, art gallery, animated dinosaur exhibits, gift shops and restaurants. Picture-taking props, gem panning, mine tours!  5 cent coffee!  Free ice water!  Old fashioned Soda Fountain. 605-279-2175. http://www.walldrug.com/

I-90 Exit 109 and 110

Wall, SD 57790

605-279-2175

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Scenic Drive to Wall and Wall Drug
Scenic Drive to Wall and Wall Drug

The Badlands Loop Road is a paved 35 mile drive with spectacular views.  The beauty of the scenery will take your breath away, and if you are looking for 'twisties' to bike around, this road will not disappoint.  It leads to Wall, SD, and the world famous "Wall Drug".

Badlands Helicopter Rides
Badlands Helicopter Rides

For a bird's eye view of the Badlands and a simply awesome adventure, book a helicopter ride and see the Badlands in a most memorable way.

21020 SD Hwy 240

Interior, SD 57750

605-433-5322

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