The Badlands and the Black Hills present very contrasting landscapes in the western South Dakota area. The Badlands are memorable for the otherworldly rock formations, the result of millions of years of deposition and erosion, while the Black Hills are covered by lush grasslands and ponderosa pine. Both sites are strongly linked to Native American and pioneering history, offering some of the most iconic images of the American West.
Half of the Badlands Park's 244,000 acres are taken up by the rock formations, the other half is mixed-grass prairie. Badlands NP official website
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