Badlands National Park to build new visitor center

The Associated PressSeptember 13, 2021News
(Photo courtesy of Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust)Walter Panzirer, trustee for the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, announces a $3.3 million grant to the National Park Foundation to help fund a new visitor center for Badlands National Park. The new center will help provide park visitors with more opportunities to learn about Badlands National Park's natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Badlands National Park in South Dakota will build a new visitor center in the southeast section of the park.

The National Park Foundation says the new visitor center will be located in the Cedar Pass section of the park, where wind and water have carved towering geological rock formations from the prairie.

The center is planned to educate park visitors about the region’s paleontological and geological resources, as well as the culture of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Lakota People.