When we got to South Dakota, we spent the night at a campground just a couple of miles away from the Badlands. We got an early start and got to see the sunrise from the park. Being at the park early meant having the place virtually to ourselves. We saw more wildlife than tourists, including a mom bobcat who had just caught breakfast for her 3 kittens. It was quite a sight to see the family grazing just a few feet away from us.