Badlands and Wall Drug Tour
This is a narrated tour providing an abundance of information and stories about the area. We drive out through South Dakota ranch country to the Badlands National Park. You choose whether you want to visit Scenic, SD (an old Western town) or the Sod House Historical Site on the way. Our first stop in the park is the Ben Reifel Visitor Center for about 45 minutes. There are restrooms, a great video and displays about the plants, animals, fossils, and early history of the Badlands.
We then drive the 30 mile loop road to Wall, SD with several stops at scenic overlooks for pictures and views. That usually takes at least 1 hour. We visit the famous Wall Drug Store where you can purchase a late lunch in their dining room. They still have the free ice water that made them famous, 5 cent coffee, homemade ice cream, cake donuts and good food. There is a huge Western art display, 25,000 South Dakota ranch brands burned onto the dining room walls, a silver dollar collection (oldest 1878) and many other shops, historic photos, and displays. After spending time in Wall we head back to Rapid City, completing a large circle for a total time of approximately 7 hours.
The price is $135 per person plus 6% state sales tax. (If the tour runs substantially over the allotted time additional charges may apply.) Guide gratuities are at your discretion. Lunch is at your own expense. We pay the admission into the park and provide bottled water in coolers in our vans for you. You are welcome to bring snacks if you like.