Explore the incredible scenery of the Badlands and come up close with some local wildlife!
Take a step back in time and discover Badlands National Park! Imagine an underwater world forming into a lush forest and then into the rugged water and wind swept land it is today. Enjoy the wildlife that lives here today and discover the amazing life and unimaginable animals that once called this land home.
On this day tour, we explore the best of the Badlands, its history, geography and wildlife. If desired, we fit in short walks or longer hikes, as well as have the option to spend time at Minute Man Missile National Historic Site and/or Wall Drug.
Badlands National Park is about an hour drive east of Rapid City (where most guests tend to stay).
We drive out across open prairie and farm lands and welcome in the incredible views of the National Park.
Depending on your interests (and how much wildlife we find!) we stay approximately 4-5 hours in the park; stopping for photos, wildlife, walks and lunch.
The Minute Man Missile National Historic Site is well worth a visit, taking in the launch facility as well as the Visitors Center to understand the impact of the Cold War in the area. Those who wish to see the famous "Wall Drug" will have an opportunity to stop for home made donuts and ice cream on the way back to Rapid City.
Our day typically runs about 7-8 hours to and from Rapid City. If you are staying elsewhere in the Black Hills that may increase driving time.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: We can meet at a central location in Rapid City, or other areas in the Black Hills.
Duration: 8 hours
The duration of this tour may change depending on walks or interests of the group.
Top of the line 2017 Ford Flex with panoramic vista roof, rear controlled a/c, comfortable leather seating, convenient ride height, and very low road noise.
For larger groups, there is the option of a 15 passenger 2014 Mercedes Sprinter High Roof or an 11 passenger sprinter. Please contact me for customized tour pricing.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - For souvenirs and personal purchases.
- Personal Expenses