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Badlands National Park in United States of America

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Badlands National Park is located in South Dakota and is a small window into life 33 Million years ago. Not a literal portal, but this area is famous for its fossils. So much so that each year there are many visits by universities and scientists looking to understand life back then.

But you want to see it today, and the Badlands National Park offers a great variety of landscapes. The most impressive are the spires and pinnacles that have been eroded to form a landscape that is breathtaking. However, what many don’t know about the Badlands National Park is the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States of America.

The Badlands National Park extends to 98 240 ha of land, protected by the Badlands Wilderness in the North and jointly with the Oglala Lakota Tribe in the South. The name Badlands refers to the land being difficult to travel through due to extremes in temperature and landscape, and was recognised as a National Park in 1978.

The Badlands National Park is one where you are bound to see bison roaming around in herds, as they begin to recover from severe hunting earlier on. look out for Prairie Dogs and Bighorn sheep too when you visit.

You can find the National Park Service guide to the park by clicking here for the PDF.


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Contact Details Telephone Number
(+1)(605) 433-5361
Park Headquarters: 25216 Ben Reifel Road, Interior, SD 57750.
Northeast Entrance (I-90, Exit 131): 21020 SD Hwy 240, Interior, SD 57750.
Pinnacles Entrance (I-90, Exit 110): 24240 Hwy 240, Wall, SD 57790.
Interior Entrance: 20640 SD Hwy 377, Interior, SD 57750.
Mailing Address:
PO Box 6
Interior, SD 57750
Nearest Airport Rapid City Regional Airport (112km away)
Size of Park 98 240 ha
Opened in 1978
Closest City/Town Rapid City
Habitat Dry Rock/Prairie
Unesco World Heritage Site No


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