Badlands National Park is located in southwestern South Dakota. Home to one of the world’s richest fossil beds, this park attracts hordes of visitors from across the globe.
The park spans an area of 244,000 acres. Once shelter to ancient mammals such as rhinos, horses and saber toothed cats, the park now protects species such as the bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, black footed ferrets, butterflies, turtles, snakes, vultures and many more.
Erosion of the Badlands reveals sedimentary layers of different colors: purple and yellow (shale), tan and gray (sand and gravel), red and orange (iron oxides) and white (volcanic ash).
The top 5 best rated things to do in Badlands National Park are:
2. Visiting the Fossil Prep Lab
3. Hiking a Trail
4. Cave Tours