Like Ladona and Brad, I’m on a mission to visit all of the National Parks in the United States. And last summer I took a couple of months to knock a few parks off the list. Badlands National Park came out on top as my #1 favorite National Park that I’ve been to (so far). …
Badlands National Park
A Landscape to be Remembered
When searching for Badlands National Park facts, what pops out very quickly is the unusual combination of landscapes. As you learn more about how these two worlds fit together you will understand why so many love this National Park.
First you will find a harsh world where the wind has ripped through the land creating buttes, canyons, pinnacles and spires. History is rich in this earth as the wind exposes one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Large and small, marine fossils dating back to 75 million years ago are found here.
You will also find vast grasslands teaming with life. Another interesting Badlands National Park fact is that this is the largest protected prairie in the United States. It is the home to hundreds of animal species ranging from entertaining prairie dogs to intimidating bison. This is where I encountered my first rattlesnake which was unexpected and a bit scary!
Please explore our articles on the Badlands as we share adventures into this unique National Park.