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8 Must-See Sights in 8 Must-See National Parks

This year for National Park Week, I picked a different park each day and highlighted a must-see sight in that park. It's been a lot of fun reflecting on the uniqueness of so many national parks across the USA. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to travel to these special places! And,… Continue reading 8 Must-See Sights in 8 Must-See National Parks

Badlands National Park Must-See, the Door
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Badlands National Park Must-See

Badlands National Park is an extraordinary environment. On our recent trip we stayed in the park for three nights. I really wish we could have stayed longer! Badlands is a unique National Park in that it has an open hike policy. This is awesome! Venturing off-trail is allowed in order to keep an eye out… Continue reading Badlands National Park Must-See

Badlands Cedar Pass Lodge
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Tip & Tee: Badlands Cedar Pass Lodge

The Badlands of South Dakota was originally established as a National Monument in 1939. It wasn't until 1978 that it was finally designated a National Park. The Badlands has an open hike policy. This policy is unique in national parks. It allows visitors to go off trail to better enjoy the incredible geologic features as… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Badlands Cedar Pass Lodge

Sunset in Badlands Park
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Tip & Tee: Badlands Park Night Sky

Badlands National Park is located in central South Dakota and is a must for any South Dakota vacation itinerary. The landscape in Badlands park is unique and offers a significant contrast to what you'll see in South Dakota's Black Hills to the west. We discovered on our recent trip that Badlands National Park offers fun… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Badlands Park Night Sky

Badlands National Park
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Fun Fact: Badlands National Park Fossil Finds

Badlands National Park boasts one of the largest mammal fossil deposits in the world! Park visitors can even join in the fossil hunting fun. Badlands has an open hike policy, so you are not required to stay on designated trails! This policy, rare in a national park, actually encourages visitors to go off trail to search… Continue reading Fun Fact: Badlands National Park Fossil Finds

Badlands National Park Notch Trail
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The Badlands Notch Trail

The Notch Trail in Badlands National Park is one of the park's most popular trails. If you do much research on the Badlands, you'll likely come across photos of a long wooden ladder on a rock face. This is the Notch Trail. It is a 1.5 mile round trip hike which is rated moderate to strenuous… Continue reading The Badlands Notch Trail