Badlands National Park

One of the things I love most about many of the National Parks is their rugged beauty and that is exactly why I can’t wait to visit Badlands National Park in the near future. One photo (this one courtesy of wormwould) shows that Badlands could be the poster park for the “rugged beauty” title:

scenic view of Badlands National Park

I am also intrigued by Badlands National Park because it contains one of the world’s richest fossil beds and the terrain has yielded the bones of many ancient mammals such as the rhinos, horses, and saber-toothed cats. For those not convinced by the above, the following video should erase all doubt (it did for me) that I definitely need to visit Badlands National Park at the next opportunity: