When the last glaciers retreated thousands of years ago, they left a large portion of the Upper Midwest unaffected. Rather than smooth plains and prairies or flat woodlands, the so-called “Driftless” Area is characterized by deep, wooded ravines, rushing streams and rivers, limestone rock formations and caves, and towering bluff faces. The area is so unique that a group has formed to push for the creation of Driftless National Park and Preserve. And frankly, we think they have a pretty good idea!

Of course, there are still many hurdles to clear before there could be a Driftless National Park and Preserve, but we think there’s a much better argument for a portion of this region to be a national park than, say, Gateway Arch downriver.

What do you think? Should there be a Driftless National Park and Preserve? Let us know in the comments!

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