Beautiful Badlands of South Dakota

Here’s what 47 million years of deposition…tossed with a steady rate of erosion…looks like.

The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today. (

6 thoughts on “Beautiful Badlands of South Dakota

  1. I love these stark landscapes. We seen only a glimpse, and in North Dakota, at that, at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Overllook) [], but ever since I have wanted to come back there, and also to see the SD badlands.


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