Learn About the Park

a bighorn sheep lamb carefully places its front hoof on a nearby rock while climbing on a sheer wall.
When did this bighorn sheep learn to climb? How old are the rocks it walks on? Explore the portals on this page to learn more.

NPS Photo / Alex Ennes

Badlands National Park contains a number of stories. Whether you're interested in a 75-million year old fossil record, archeological finds dating back 12,000 years, or recent monitoring of the park's mixed-grass prairie, you're sure to find something that interests you. Use the links below to navigate to the park's learning portals, where you can check out articles and read about the many stories of the Badlands.

Last updated: June 28, 2020

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