Badlands National Park Features

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Badlands National Park Features

  • Top Reasons to Go to Badlands National Park

    Fossils: From the mid-1800s, the fossil-rich Badlands area has welcomed paleontologists, research institutions, and fossil hunters who have discovered... Read more

  • Peter Norbeck's Park

    Much of the credit for setting aside South Dakota's badlands as public lands is owed to Peter Norbeck, a powerful politician who was also largely... Read more

  • Plants and Wildlife in Badlands

    The park's sharply defined cliffs, canyons, and mesas are near-deserts with little plant growth. Most of the park, however, is made up of mixed-grass... Read more

  • Wounded Knee Massacre

    In late December 1890 the men of the Seventh Cavalry, armed with a federal mandate (and some light artillery), intercepted a group of 350 Lakota... Read more

  • Best Campgrounds in Badlands

    Pitching a tent and sleeping under the stars is one of the greatest ways to fully experience the sheer isolation and unadulterated empty spaces... Read more

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