This park has very cool geology. The landscape is basically a plateau that is being eroded off. It also intersects with the glass lands of the prairie. We got out all over the park, looked at the fossils, and the amazing geology.
We stayed in Wall, South Dakota which is a tiny little town that exists to serve visitors to Badlands. The key feature of this town is the giant 76,000 square foot drug store and tourist trap called Wall Drug. They are the entire center of the town, then a few hotels and some restaurants and a giant dinosaur. Not much else.
It was nice taking things a little slower, it was also a little cooler, well in the 90s instead of the 100s.
|Entrance to Badlands National Park on the Wall, SD side|
|Some of the cool geology at Badlands|
|More really cool views|
|Louise standing on the rim, we had just seen a fox|
|Look out for the Rattle Snakes, these signs are all over the place|
|Fossil walk at Badlands|