I Left My Heart in Badlands National Park, South Dakota..

By Posted in - Big Trip & Featured Post & Photography Posts & Photos & U.S.A. on August 31st, 2010

Badlands National Park in South Dakota is a must see for anyone driving in the area. This place is amazing! I loved it. I wanted to put up some photos from the park so everyone could see what a fantastic place it is. I have been to most of the National Parks in the U.S. and this one really holds a special part of my heart. Something I like about it is that minute you drive in you are smacked in the face with the beauty of the land. Part arid, hot desert land, part grass-blowing prairie land, the magic of this park will capture you quickly and it won’t let go. I loved the hot air whipping my hair around and the sound of the grass blowing in the breeze. Even if you only have a couple hours or you can’t walk around much, it doesn’t matter – you need to visit. Plus there are a ton of Buffalo and little prairie dogs running around. Look at the last picture – aren’t they cute? Almost as cute as Randy in his .67 cent Budweiser hat he bought in Wall, South Dakota.

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  • Erin -

    September 1, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I was born and raised in Wall, and I don’t think I could ever tire of the Badlands beauty. I consider myself very lucky to have had the Badlands as my backyard. I’m glad you enjoyed yourselves, and you got some extraordinary photos! And.. the bison are my favorite part of the park!

    • beersandbeans -

      September 6, 2010 at 5:59 am

      Wow, born and raised in Wall! How cool.
      I thought Wall was really interesting as well.
      I love the Bison too. Their eyes are so expressive.@Erin,

  • Migrationology -

    September 1, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Wow, gorgeous pictures, thanks for sharing! Those rugged canyons and chimneys remind me a little of Cappadocia in Turkey. Love those shots of the bison too.
    .-= Migrationology´s last blog ..Thai Desserts Khanom Wan Thai- The Ultimate Thailand Sweets Guide =-.

  • AdventureRob -

    September 4, 2010 at 5:15 am

    Great photographs! I’ve always fancied visiting Badlands after seeing a Bear Grylls episode on survival there, looks so dry but so fascinating.
    .-= AdventureRob´s last blog ..Hubpages Experiment- Week 1 =-.

  • AdventureRob -

    September 4, 2010 at 5:17 am

    Great photographs! I’ve always fancied visiting Badlands after seeing a Bear Grylls episode on survival there, looks so dry but so fascinating.

  • Leigh -

    September 4, 2010 at 8:55 am

    I timed my trip to South Dakota to coincide with the Sturgess motorcycle rally…but didn’t know it at first. Your incredible photos bring back memories;you have captured the starkness of the beautiful landscape. Loved it but wouldn’t want to live there!

    • beersandbeans -

      September 16, 2010 at 4:55 pm

      Thanks Leigh! Strangely we were there at the exact same tim
      e! The rally was going on and we wanted to check it out but we were too tired!@Leigh,

  • Steven -

    September 5, 2010 at 7:07 am

    These are truly amazing pics! You have really captured the beauty of the park. With your pics, I can feel, the calmness, the serenity, the peace exuding in that place. Thanks for sharing these really great pictures. I would really love to check out that place for myself. Badlands is now on my list of places to visit. Great camera too 🙂

    • beersandbeans -

      September 16, 2010 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you Steven! I’m so glad you liked the photos. I really fell in love with this place. I’ve been to quite a few of the parks and this is definitely one of my favorites! @Steven,

  • kari -

    September 12, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    When is the season over? Have I missed it this summer, to be able to feel the hot air blowing my hair around? This sounds like heaven.
    .-= kari´s last blog ..To the high places =-.

  • kari -

    September 12, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    ps. this post really tugs at my heart. the photos are gorgeous.
    .-= kari´s last blog ..To the high places =-.

    • beersandbeans -

      September 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm

      Hi Kari,

      I don’t know if they have a specific season but it is really amazing – you should definitely go. I’m so glad you liked the photos. 🙂 – Beth@kari,

  • Erica -

    September 13, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I LOVE the picture with the buffalo on the plains with the blue sky… and the wheat… and and and!
    .-= Erica´s last blog ..Inspiration for YOUR Career Break – Meet- Plan- GO! =-.

    • beersandbeans -

      September 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks Erica! I can’t wait to get the new ones up !@Erica,

  • Gina -

    August 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Beautiful shots! I used to drive through the badlands every summer on my way to Montana and they were always my favorite part of the drive. Your pictures did a great job capturing how pretty it is there.

  • Céline -

    September 10, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Hi, I live in France but went to the Badlands. A so beautiful and magic place.
    Each time I visit some friends in Rosebud reservation, I go to the Badlands.
    Thanks for you pictures!