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Giant Concrete Prairie Dog

SD-240, South Dakota 57567 USA

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“very quirky photo op!”

A very weird, large concrete statue of a prairie dog.

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Reviewed by
racephoto

  • 6 Reviews
  • 11 Helpful
May 15, 2015
Rated 5.0

The prairie dogs were a treat. I had one climb my pants leg! Well worth a stop. HOWEVER, the location on the Roadtrippers map is incorrect, and if you try to navigate to it, you'll end up in a field somewhere. The correct location is shown here:
http://www.badlandsranchstore.com/Directions.htm 1.35 mi south of I-90 exit 131 on route 240.

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Reviewed by
abbottsuzanne

  • 1 Review
  • 4 Helpful
July 01, 2014

While the large statue of the prairie dog is silly, most of these oversized statues are. Still worth a photo opp. And the real gem of this stop are the actual prairie dogs. Darn cute. You can walk among them. Gift shop was the first gift shop that we didn't think every single item was way overpriced. We picked up all out postcards, pins and water from this stop.

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
clmason

  • 5 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
October 17, 2020
Rated 5.0

This is not just a prairie dog statue. I’m so glad I read the description/reviews on this one and read about the prairie dogs. This was honestly one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done. I’ve had a private monkey encounter/feeding and THIS was a close second on how fun and amazing it was to feed the prairie dogs. Be careful though as some were more interested in taking nibbles on my fingers rather than eating the peanuts. One of them even untied my shoe and started chewing on my shoe lace 😅

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
amymarcouxdohmen

  • 3 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
September 22, 2019
Rated 5.0

My kids loved this stop! Super Fun to feed the Prairie Dogs.

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Reviewed by
Ty Blake-Holden

  • 21 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 02, 2021
Rated 5.0

The colony of prairie dogs were a great treat and made for some fun photos and laughter with the kids

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Reviewed by
Beckyhenn1

  • 10 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
September 18, 2020
Rated 5.0

So much fun to see the Prairie Dogs! You can feed them and spend as much time as you like enjoying watching them! Great stop!

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Reviewed by
MaryEllenCox

  • 14 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 15, 2020
Rated 5.0

Best surprise stop so far in our trip. I loved just watching the prairie dogs running around. Great stop right before or after badlands.

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Reviewed by
rxengineer

  • 16 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 07, 2020
Rated 5.0

This was a great stop right on the way into the badlands. We’re silly enough to stop for the giant statue, but the place has tons of live prairie dogs! That made it totally worth it!

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Reviewed by
shirleysylviajones

  • 8 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
March 13, 2020
Rated 5.0

Love the Ranch Store and the prairie dogs! Will definitely be back

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Reviewed by
shelbyrae93

  • 6 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
October 01, 2019
Rated 5.0

The prairie dogs are so cute and friendly! Highly recommend!

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Giant Concrete Prairie Dog

SD-240
South Dakota
57567 USA

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