Badlands National Park
Dating back 37 million years, Badlands National Park is one of the world's richest Oligocene epoch fossil beds. Upon discovering the area, the Lakota called it…
Badlands National Park. Have you visited? There's something distinctly eerie about the Badlands. It could be the heavy silence covering the 244,000-acre park. Or perhaps it's the otherworldly rock formations, carved away by water over the course of half a million years.
Granite spires and pine-covered hills rise from the prairie in the state's western edge. There, you'll find pieces of history, and proof of perseverance and plenty of natural beauty to explore in places like Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial and Badlands National Park.