This is one of the famous national parks in South Dakota. Here are some facts about it...
Badlands National Park was covered by an inland sea when it was initially formed, some 70 to 80 million years ago. A number of fossils were also found in the area.
The Badland was given several names by the communities who came here. The Oglala Lakota community named it Mako Sica and the French people named the place Les Mauvaises Terres.
The Badlands National Park environment is extremely rich in plant life and contains over 400 different plant species. Western Wheatgrass is the most abundant grass in the park.
Badlands National Park features a large museum that houses more than 300,000 artifacts. There are exhibits that depict the story of the park's history and present.
This place has a fascinating past going beyond the communities that inhabited the area. This region was also utilized for various tests during WW II by the US air force.
The Badlands National Park offers visitors the chance to look at the clear night sky, where they can see stars from our Milky Way galaxy.
Several films have featured the Badlands National Park as a location over the years. Dancers with Wolves and Starship Troopers are some of the movies that were filmed in Badland.
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