Greetings from Badlands National Park!
Our first trip together included a stunning visit to Olympic National Park in 1993. Then I married the love of my life, we went on to have three kids and we've added 30 more national parks to our visited list! Just last week we explored Badlands, Wind Cave, Jewel Cave, Devils Tower, and Theodore Roosevelt. The parks never disappoint.
P.S. I support the parks because… The national parks preserve the best slices of America, and provide an incredible resource for exploration and inspiration. My kids, ages 20, 18, and 13, have each earned dozens of Junior Ranger badges and still enjoy getting them. They are conservationists because of their national park experiences.
Badlands National Park
Badlands National Park preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest protected mixed-grass prairie in the United States. The park's rugged beauty attracts visitors from around the world, and its geologic deposits contain the world's richest Oligocene epoch fossil beds, estimated at 23 to 35 million years old.
- State: South Dakota
- Established: 1929