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Badlands GPS Activities

Looking for a family-friendly park adventure? Download the GPS Adventure Activity Book and use it to navigate to points of interest.

» Click here for the link to the Activity Book

South Dakota Tourism

This year, find your place among the dreamers, the doers and the Great Faces and Great Places of South Dakota. Your American Journey begins here.

» South Dakota Tourism

Badlands National Park

Located in southwestern South Dakota, Badlands National Park consists of 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest, protected mixed grass prairie in the United States

»  Badlands National Park

Black Hills & Badlands

These are the legendary Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming, an oasis of pine-clad mountains on the Great Plains. Home of Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorials. The Black Hills offer everything you expect from a mountain vacation: five national parks, scenic drives, waterfalls, abundant wildlife, acclaimed recreational trails and trout fishing.

Black Hills & Badlands

Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau

Rapid City is your bridge to some of the most intriguing and beautiful attractions in America. There are mountains at our doorstep, filled to the brim with incredible scenery and crystal blue lakes. Everywhere you look, anywhere you go, Rapid City truly is "Real. America. Up close."

» Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau


Wall Badlands Chamber of Commerce

With tourism as one of our major industries, our community welcomes thousands of visitors each summer, and the population grows to over 15,000. Wall has numerous motels, restaurants, a variety of attractions and stores and is home of the world famous Wall Drug Store.

» Wall Badlands Chamber of Commerce

NPS - Activities for Kids

Get Outdoors, It's Yours!" is a national campaign focused on getting America's youth outside and engaging with Nature. The goal of this initiative is to encourage children and their families to spend more time outdoors. The National Park Service site provides fun activities and information about Web Rangers, Junior Rangers (RangerZONE), and Park Fun. Click on the link below to get to know the NPS Web Ranger site and the exciting activities offered for kids of all ages.

Visit the NPS WebRanger Site

NPS Web Rangers

Discover how to become a Junior Ranger

The National Park Service Junior Ranger Programs are designed to provide an environment where participants can interact with the park and explore at their own pace. Click the link below to search the list of parks that are offering the Junior Ranger Program and get ready to earn your Junior Ranger Badge, Patch or Certificate!

Visit the NPS RangerZONE Site

Click the link below to learn about interesting facts, exciting programs and fun things to do at our National Parks.

Visit the NPS Park Fun site

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