Land of Stone and Light

The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient horses and rhinos once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today.

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19 minutes, 47 seconds

Twenty minute film about the diverse resources and histories associated with Badlands National Park.

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Virtual Visit

Visit the park virtually with significant overlooks, facilities, and other features highlighted

banded badlands buttes stretch far into the horizon with green prairie on the left

Geology & Paleontology

Curious about the rocks and fossils found in Badlands National Park? Check out the Geology & Paleontology portal to learn more.

Bighorn sheep can be found throughout the badlands.

Wildlife in the Badlands

Wildlife portal for the park

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Explore the trails throughout the park

Last updated: May 22, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

25216 Ben Reifel Road
Interior, SD 57750


(605) 433-5361

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