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As soon as I write about one park, I am sure it is my favorite until I move on to the next. Badlands National Park looks like it could be from straight out of this world. The visible and dramatic layers of these rock formations are very interesting to gaze upon. While most of the park is open for you to hike as you please, do be careful! You will see warning signs for animals such as rattlesnakes around.
Badlands National Park has one of the largest fossil deposits in the world. Ancient animals such as the saber-toothed cat used to call this area home. Today, there are still plenty of animals around. You will likely see bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and bison roaming the area. The weather is known to change very quickly in this area, and it gets quite hot in the summer. As long as you plan accordingly, any time of the year is likely pleasant for a visit!