Greetings from Badlands National Park

So Happy we Finally made it here! The first time we came close to the Badlands was in 1997, on a trip to Yellowstone, but our schedule did not allow for a stop at the Badlands. ( That trip is another story to be told…!) We planned for over 20 years to make it back, but weren’t able to, until this year! It is just amazing! Words, even pictures do not do justice.. It is so much more than we expected.. in beauty AND in wildlife,,


Badlands National Park

This park's sharply textured rock formations share a 244,000-acre landscape with the largest protected mixed-grass prairie in the United States.

State(s): South Dakota

Established: 1929

“The Beauty, that if let to be destroyed, would NEVER come back, the History-which, good or bad, should always be remembered, and the Peace we get-when we visit them. I pray we will always be able too!”

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    I first visited the Badlands National Park over the summer when I was in 7th grade in 2012, and it was one of the most fun trips I've ever been on. The park was so awe-inspiring and full of freedom to explore and climb around, to an outdoorsy adventurous kid…

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    The Badlands was my first park west of the Mississippi. I still get chills thinking about the grand scale and peacefulness of the area. It inspired my desire to go out and explore other parks around the country.

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    I have just donated for the great courage and honesty of the Badlands Park Service. Great tweets! Let's hear it for scientific integrity!


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