Badlands (North Dakota)
The Badlands are a region of the US state of North Dakota. The Badlands are located in the southwest portion of the state. The area is dry today, but in the past, rivers carved out stunning rock features that stand today. It must truly be seen to be believed.
Badlands are unique formations resulting from millions of years of sedimentary buildup and erosion. Theodore Roosevelt first came to the North Dakota badlands to hunt bison in September 1883. TR was heartbroken as his wife and mother died on the same day earlier that year and came to ND to find himself. During that first short trip, he got his bison and fell in love with the rugged lifestyle and the "perfect freedom" of the West and became a rancher in the badlands of North Dakota. TR said that if it weren't for his time in North Dakota, he would have never became President of the United States.