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Badlands National Park Secrets

Back in August, I remember my giddy school-girl excitement in the days leading up to our visit to South Dakota and Badlands National Park. I…

Badlands: Castle & Medicine Root Trails

When we visit a national park I usually plan a few scenic drives and a few hiking trips. For Badlands National Park, I set my…

Badlands National Park Scenic Drive

On an early September morning, I roust my husband by frying bacon and brewing a pot of tea; that usually gets Hitch up from a…

Above Wind Cave National Park

I find it sad that a majority of people who visit Wind Cave miss out on half the park. They come for the caves, which…

Wind Cave National Park

Bison, elk, pronghorn, and prairie dogs frolic among the tall grass and rolling prairie coated hills, meanwhile below and hidden from the sun, a complex…

Black Hills National Forest

In the western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming, there stands a forest covering over a 1.2 million acres of hills and mountain lands. Rugged rock…

Jewel Cave National Monument

Nestled within the Black Hills of South Dakota, hides a place of wonders deep within the dark bowels of the earth. Brilliant colored rocks and…

Minuteman Missile National Historic Park

Sometimes while traveling you find the side trips are just as amazing as the destination you had in mind. We decided to visit the Minuteman…

The Crazy Horse Memorial

History of the Memorial The Crazy Horse Memorial is sort of the Native American answer to the Mt. Rushmore monument. A Lakota Chief by the name…

Mount Rushmore

On the whole, Mount Rushmore feels like some mix between a roadside tourist attraction and a national monument. Likely that is because it was first…

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