Badlands National Park Travel Guide

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Badlands National Park Overview

Badlands National Park in South Dakota has over 200,000 acres of eroded pinnacles and spires, surrounded by prarie grassland. Named "Bad Lands" by the eary settlers and Native Americans, who had trouble crossing the rough terrain after the relatively flat prairie. Bad for farming, difficult to cross, and easy to get lost, these were "Bad" lands indeed! Now, you can take driving, walking or hiking tours throughout the park. Bring lots of water, it can get very hot here! Drive "The Loop" to see lots of animals and scenery, and walk the "fossil trail". The hard clay sediments that formed the Badlands are an excellent source of fossils for paleontologists.

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Wall is just 8 miles north of Badlands National Park, 55 miles from Rapid City and 70 miles from the Black Hills in South Dakota. The town of Wall is home to the famous Wall Drug, the qui…
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