Saturday, August 31, 2013

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

A badlands (also badland) is/are a type of dry terrain where softer sedimentary rocks and clay-rich soils have been extensively eroded by wind and water.[Ref Wikipedia]

Badlands National Park is a national park in southwestern South Dakota that protects 242,756 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States. [Ref: Wikipedia]

Popcorn rock formations

Ridges at sunset.

Sunset at the Pinnacle Point

Click here to check Plants and Animals observed in Barlands National Park

The Corn Palace, Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace at Mitchel, South Dakota, claims to be The World's Only Corn Palace. It is a multipurpose building decorated with crop art.

A corny welcome to the world's only corn palace.

 The murals are all made of corn.

The building has a sports arena inside.

Sculpture explaining numerous uses of corn in American life.

Another view for The Corn Palace.

This is how the murals are made.

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