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“Nice stop”

Ben Reifel Visitor Center
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US$189,00*
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Badlands Standard or Premium Tour
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Visitor center with exhibits as well as nearby shop and restaurant facilities.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great stop to have a break and pit stop. There is a short film to watch telling about the Badlands area, a room with people cleaning fossils plus some nice exhibits.

Thank houstonnative47
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was impressed with the visitor center. It offered quite a bit more than I anticipated and it was a reminder to never judge a book by its cover.

Be sure to inquire about the Night Sky Program. It is worthy of its own write-up on TA. I searched but couldn't find it as a destination.

The program is family oriented and I would recommend getting there early as it fills up in the summer.

It is fun to have the whole family together outside in such a beautiful environment as the sun drops over the horizon. You will see many children playing on the rounds surrounding the outdoor amphitheater.

The rangers are knowledgeable and friendly

It begins with an hour long lecture with powerpoint and then they the audience view different objects in the telescopes.

It is an official "Dark Sight" so you can easily see the Milky Way.

I was fortunate enough to see the moonrise when it was very orangish (a Blood Moon).

If you go in the summer, you can see the Scorpion galaxy - it is my favorite.

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Thank Joe J
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

If this is your 1st time through Badlands National Park I recommend starting the day off here. Useful information, history and maps available in the center. Of course their are restrooms.

Thank bjm1271
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

You should definitely stop here and get information regarding your trip through the Badlands Area. The Park rangers are very helpful and they can guide you through your day.

Thank DannyWasserman
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

we stopped here on way through the badlands loop.. there is so much information available here. the staff are super helpful and knowledgeable.. and there are many souvenirs ou can buy here.. some are even locally.. it was a fun place to stop

Thank mmmaria63
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