• Badlands formations against the blue sky; photo by Rikk Flohr


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    Park roads and parking lots are under construction. Expect occasional 10 - 15 minute road construction delays along Hwy 240 Loop Road. There is limited parking at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center. Please follow the signs to park in designate areas.

Exhibit Hall Reopened

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Date: August 5, 2011
Contact: Jennie Albrinck, 605-433-5240

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, Interior, S.D. -  Power has been restored to the exhibit hall at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center at Badlands National Park. All visitor center areas, including the exhibit hall, are open to the public from 7 am to 7 pm daily.
For more information on visiting Badlands National Park, see www.nps.gov/badl.


Did You Know?

The rich hue of the Yellow Mounds paleosols

The yellow and red layers in the badlands formations are fossilized soils, called paleosols. Fossil root traces, burrows, and animal bones found within the soils provide scientists with evidence of environmental and climatic changes that occurred in the badlands over time.