Hello Travel: The Badlands

Visiting The BadlandsHello Travel is a new series on the blog for all of the places I’d love to visit some day! I’ve come to realize I will most likely never be able to visit every place that’s on my bucket list, but there’s no reason why I can’t plan a visit anyway, right? The first stop: Visiting The Badlands & Black Hills!

Where I’d Stay

Cedar Pass Lodge Historic cottages and eco-friendly cabins? Yes please! Pets are allowed and the view is impossible to beat, too. Even though I doubt we’d spend much time at the lodge, I love how much detail they put into their cabins and would feel right at home!

Badlands National Park – I would love to hit the trails and even do some backcountry camping here!

Where I’d Eat

Grapes & Grinds – Gelato, wine and coffee all in one place. Enough said.

Grizzly Creek Restaurant – Tons of food options, including some local choices. Plus they have s’mores for dessert – how could you say no to that? 

Jerry’s Deli – Delicious deli food that’s been featured on Food Network On The Road.

Island Oasis Hawaiian Shave Ice – I don’t know how I couldn’t stop by and get the Strawberry Cheesecake Hawaiian Save Ice!

Where I’d Visit

Mount Rushmore Nathan’s a history buff so this would be a must-see.

Wall Drug This is one of the first history related things I remember Nathan telling me about when we first met. Something about free ice water and somehow that was enough to make me interested in visiting.

Black Hills Caverns – A really awesome crystal cave system with stalactites, stalagmites and tons of other ites.

Custer State Park – Mountains, scenic drives, bison and other wildlife viewing, and plenty of trails to hike on. Pretty much my dream place to visit!

Bear Country USA – Viewing baby bears from your vehicle – enough said.

Flintstones Bedrock City It’s a Flintstones theme park. . . Yabba Dabba Doo! 


Have you ever visited The Badlands? If so, what should be added to my list?

And if not, do you have any must-see places when visiting The Badlands?