Badlands

Geology

Black Hills and Badlands Geology

The unique and varied landscapes of the Black Hills and Badlands region are a geology student’s dream. The following is a general overview of the four geologic ...
Mountain Lion

Black Hills Wildlife Photography

The Black Hills area is one of the most beautiful and varied ecosystems in the world. It goes from prairie to mountain in a very short drive and both ecosystems...
Ammonite

Fossils of the Badlands

The Badlands of South Dakota are known for their abundance of fossil mammals. Preserved in the layers of exposed rock and ancient soils are examples of brontoth...
RC Band on stage

About Rapid City

Rapid City was established in 1876 by prospectors who were lured to the Black Hills by the discovery of gold. The city was named after the creek which flows thr...