South Dakota May 17, 2020
The Most-Photographed Badlands In The Country Are Right Here In The South Dakota Black Hills
If I were to ask you which places around the Mount Rushmore State were photographed the most, what would you say? Let me guess: Mount Rushmore, right? Maybe Crazy Horse? While these two landmarks are incredibly well-known and famous, there is another spot that gets just as much attention as the aforementioned, the jaw-dropping Badlands National Park:
Nestled away in the heart of the Black Hills in southwest SoDak, Badlands National Park is one of the most easy-to-recognize spots in the Midwest, thanks to its colorful buttes and pinnacles.
Encompassing some 242,756 acres, the Badlands were formed an estimated 69-million-years ago as a result of geologic forces of deposition and erosion, making them not only beautiful but incredibly ancient.
In addition to the hills and pinnacles, the Badlands boasts a quiet and pristine prairie landscape that you have come to expect from the Mount Rushmore State.
Whether you snap a shot from one of the trails or stand high above the formations via the Big Badlands Overlook (pictured), you are guaranteed a jaw-dropping photo like this.
Keep your eyes peeled because you never know who (or what!) you will see at the Badlands!
Badlands National Park is open year-round and costs $35 per private vehicle (which is valid for 7 days).
To learn more about the Badlands National Park and current updates and weather conditions, please visit the National Park Service's
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here! To learn even more about the Badlands and how to take the perfect photo, check out The One Secret You Need To Know Before Visiting South Dakota’s Badlands National Park. Address: Black Hills National Forest, West Pennington, SD 57745, USA
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