Greetings from Badlands National Park

My husband and I have been visiting National Parks, Monuments, Seashores and Wildlife Reserves since 2003 just after we met. We made a “forever commitment” to each other while enjoying the 360-degree view from the top of Lembert Dome at Yosemite. We were married for real last year and honeymooned at Badlands, Wind Cave, Devils Tower and Agate Fossil Beds. We have visited 63 so far and hope to continue forever! We need the National Park System to keep our batteries recharged!


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

“I need to experience new open spaces, viewscapes, wildlife, cultural treasures, geology and ecosystems every few months to "re-charge my batteries" and I want future generations to be able to as well.”

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