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Why Not? It’s Free!

If you’ve ever driven I-90 across South Dakota, you’d know that the state is not afraid to advertise its charms.  In addition to the ubiquitous signage for the famous Wall Drug, there is also 1880 Town, and one of my … Continue reading

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What Are Your Favorite Great Plains Sites?

2015 – The Year of the Great Plains As I have brazenly declared, 2015 is The Year of the Great Plains, and I’m dedicating this blog all year to providing information for anyone on where to go to enjoy some … Continue reading

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Just Off the Interstate – Badlands National Park

Continuing with our easy-to-get-to sites in the Great Plains, we come to Interstate 90 runing east-west across South Dakota.  If you’ve read the very first post in this blog, High Plains Drifter, you’ll know that this freeway has a long … Continue reading

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Oglala and Buffalo Gap National Grasslands

Today’s featured National Grasslands are Oglala in Nebraska and Buffalo Gap in South Dakota.  These are perhaps my favorite in that I find them endlessly fascinating with stunning scenery.  They remain sparsely popualated with several towns that could qualify as … Continue reading

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Wild South Dakota Grasslands

I’d like to share an excellent video from the South Dakota Wild Grassland Coalition.  They’re an organization looking to create a grassland wilderness area to the southwest of Badlands National Park.  To the best of my knowledge, there aren’t any … 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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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Exclamation Points

The other day on the WordPress “front page,” called Freshly Pressed, I stumbled on a very nice photo which I recognized immediately to be from the Badlands in South Dakota (not the photo above).  I clicked on the blog to … Continue reading

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