Local Area Attractions Near Badlands / White River KOA Holiday
These is SO MUCH to do in western South Dakota. We are just 5 miles from the entrance to 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.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a massive sculpture carved into Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. Completed in 1941, the sculpture's roughly 60-ft.-high granite faces depict U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The site also features a museum with interactive exhibits.
Keystone, SD 57751
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
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
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