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All reviews rest stop painted canyon rest area beautiful view visitor center stretch your legs worth a stop gift shop great stop national park quick stop north dakota bison off the highway enjoy the view nice place to stop clean restrooms
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Painted Canyons were amazing and just right from the highway. It was easy to get to. Easy access to just pull in and park at the visitor center. As we were pulling in, buffalo were roaming free right next to our car. Beautiful colors in the rocks and scenery. Would recommend.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Really enjoyed the views from visitors center here. Very convienent to visit if just driving by.

We stopped here a few times for photos of the canyon views from above as the weather changed. We also took a ranger led hike down the canyon (Mon and Thurs at 9:30 for 1 hour and 1 mile loop).

Rangers are very friendly and helpful.

Lots of wildflowers in late spring/early summer in canyon.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Craig-World-Travelle
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Painted Canyon is absolutely beautiful. You pull in and park at visitor center/gift shop; there is no admission fees. You can walk around the rim of canyon..Less than a quarter mile. There is also a long path going to the bottom of the canyon that is less than a mile but is a moderate to difficult walk.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Olivia T
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped to see the view and visit the rest area. Beautiful view of the colorful rock formation for the area.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ada11s
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

These Badblands are different from those in SD. It was a long day trip from Rapid City, but worth the drive. The Visitor's Center is very well done and the staff is helpful. Be sure to drive the south loop. We saw lots of prairie dogs and at least two dozen wild hourses.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Amy M
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