Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Great Plains Have Volcanoes? Yup!

Continuing our look at the national parks and monuments of the Great Plains we unfortunately must skip Colorado.  The Great Plains portion of Colorado has no major national parks or national monuments.  There is Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site … Continue reading

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Beavers: Corkscrews and Hats

Leaving South Dakota behind and heading south, we come upon the state of Nebraska.  Nebraska has no National Parks within its boundaries, but does have two interesting National Monuments in its western reaches.  National Parks as well as National Monuments … Continue reading

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The Creation of the World and Tom’s Hat

To the west of the Badlands, tucked away near the southern end of the Black Hills, and just south of Custer State Park, is a little gem of a park called Wind Cave National Park.  Wind Cave National Park is home … Continue reading

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The Badlands – Good Lands for Traveling

Continuing south, and a bit east, from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, we come to another signature park of the Great Plains:  Badlands National Park.  Badlands National Park, a.k.a. “The Badlands” appears abruptly for travelers along Interstate 90 … Continue reading

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