Giant Prairie Dog
Badlands Ranch Store
A six-ton, 12-foot-tall concrete prairie dog is touted as the largest in the world.
Outside of Badlands National Park there is a prairie dog of a disturbing size.
Surrounded by an actual prairie dog colony, this concrete giant towers 12 ft. over its little friends at a whopping 6 tons. The attraction is free, and for $.50 you can buy peanuts at the Ranch Store Gift Shop to feed the (in comparison) teensy prairie dogs of the non-concrete variety.
The massive pink and ocher mascot to the colony below has been watching over this little corner of the Badlands for over 50 years, and despite a little weather wear and tear, shows no sign of going anywhere anytime soon.
Know Before You Go
Not hard to find. It is off of I-90, off of exit 131, on Hwy 240 which is the main road to Badlands National Park Drive.
January 24, 2013
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