The Badlands were the first real drive through National Park that we did while traveling on a western road trip. We came in from the east entrance and stopped at tones of places to see the amazing sweeping views and take photo's as well. We even saw an animal that looked like a wolf from the distance crossing the road in the park. There are also tons of prairie dogs that you can see as well. More towards the east end of the park is the visitor center and on the west end is the famous wall drug with all of its shopping, dining and odd attractions!