The day began with a waffle, Wisconsin cheese and a full itinerary. Today’s first stop? We originally planned on it being the Badlands, but we were intrigued by the sheer amount of advertisements for “1880 Town” off of highway 90 and decided to impulsively (and borderline recklessly) pull over.
Our next stop: Badlands National Park.
A short detour off highway 90 led us to none other than Robert’s Prairie Dog Town! A giant plexiglass prairie dog statue announced our arrival.
After chasing around the prairie dogs for 30-40 minutes, we hopped back in the car and zipped on over to the Badlands National Park.
We winded through the National Park and ended up in the town of Wall, home of the famous Wall Drug!
Only about an hour away from Wall Drug was Mount Rushmore nestled in Keystone, South Dakota. Mom read online that there were quite a few opportunities for photos without having to pay for parking ($11 for a car), but the sun setting made it more difficult to get a good photo.
We then had dinner at Grizzly Creek and split the mini burger appetizer, basically two mini sliders with fries. We got to sit outside again and watch the sun set over the black hills. It was gorgeous.
Tomorrow we are heading to Yellowstone National Park!
Bonus: Feeding the prairie dogs!