I then headed to Badlands National Park and drove through the park from East to West. The Eastern end seemed to have more hiking trails and was very busy with tourists. I started on a trail or two...but I didn't hike it so long, people were everywhere. I am not too big on crowds so I didn't spend as much time here as I probably should have...I thought there would be other areas of the park that had trails, if there were, I missed them. The park did have a good number of turnouts and viewing areas, I stopped at all of them. Near the end, I took the dirt road in hopes of seeing some animals, and it paid off...I saw a bunch of bison and mountain sheep.
From Badlands, I went to the Missile Site (from above) and then went to Wall Drug...I wasn't going to stop there, there was nothing I needed, but it was early and well, I saw about 200 billboards along the way that I figured, why not.
After a little ice cream, I headed towards the Black Hills. My first stop in this area was the Cosmos Mystery Area for a fun, unforgettable tour.