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Badlands National Park is an American national park located in southwestern South Dakota. The park protects 242,756 acres of sharply eroded buttes and pinnacles, along with the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States. The National Park Service manages the park, with the South Unit being co-managed with the Oglala Lakota tribe. The Badlands Wilderness protects 64,144 acres of the park as a designated wilderness area, and is one site where the black-footed ferret, one of the most endangered mammals in the world, was reintroduced to the wild. Wikipedia

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Private Group - Badlands Tour

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Badlands National Park, Rapid City

Private Badlands Group (New for 2021) 1 - Comfortable seating in our Ford Transit van provides comfort and excellent viewing. The serrated spires, weather-beaten buttes and cavernous gorges of the North Unit of the Badlands National Park offer unique scenery. It's home to a diverse variety of wildlife; prairie dogs, coyote, deer, bighorn sheep and antelope. 2 - Our Transit Van makes frequent stops at Overlooks and many rest breaks. 3 - Tour includes: fees, bottled water, snacks plus (beer/wine). 4 -The vehicle is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized with both disinfectants and AV Lamps. 5 - Face Masks are required at National Park buildings (Ben Reifel Center and Minuteman Missile). Masks are not required during the rest of the tour. Guides wear masks as required and/or as requested. 6- Our guides are friendly safe drivers and knowledgeable about the Badlands and the Black Hills.  

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Private VIP Boutique Day Tour of Mt. Rushmore and The Badlands

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Badlands National Park, Rapid City

Globe Trekkers is all about giving you The VIP and attention you deserve! These are private tours (your party only), hotel pick up and drop off included, you call the stops, we take your photos for you, And we offer complimentary snacks and drinks. This VIP Jeep Safari takes guest to The Badlands National Park. You will see wildlife, beautiful and mysterious scenery. Other stops include The world famous Roadside attraction Wall Drug, Wounded Knee site and Museum, Minute Man Missile site, and a few other small stops. Your driver is your guide,historian, photographer, and liaison. The trip departs from Rapid City and Custer area hotels.

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Badlands National Park by Bicycle - Private

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Badlands National Park, Rapid City

Formed by several hundred thousand years of erosion, the Badlands formations expose the layers of millions of years of the regions history. It is a landscape that makes you feel as though you’ve landed on Mars. On this day trip, we pedal the nice, moderate Badlands Loop Road for just under 30 miles through the heart of the pinnacles and lower shale formations to the other end of the northern segment of Badlands National Park, where we will enjoy a picnic lunch. There are also longer options available if desired. Enjoy close up views of wildlife and take in the breathtaking views of Badlands National Park. Enjoying this area by bicycle is a once in a lifetime opportunity! This tour is customizable. Contact us for more information.

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Badlands Sunset and Night Sky Adventure

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Badlands National Park, Rapid City

Half the Park is After Dark! Most visitors only see the park by day, but we'll be exploring it before, during and after sunset. ​ You'll have private transportation, a guide, and an incredible setting in Badlands National Park. Once we arrive the park we'll take you to the best places for seeing animals. Big Horn Sheep, Bison, Deer and Prairie Dogs are not uncommon to be seen. Getting to different viewpoints throughout the park, or just unpacking out folding chairs and watching the sun go down is what we consider the perfect evening. Once the daylight show begins, we turn the page and head through the park to a Night Sky Program put on by the park rangers themselves. Telescopes come out as we learn about our place in the universe. Overhead satellites fly by and shooting stars provide special wishes. (But only if you close your eyes) Relax and enjoy when mother nature shows off what most don't have a chance to see in one of the worlds most spectacular National Parks.

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