When I was planning our trip, everyone told me that I had to go see the Badlands. I had heard of them, but really didn't know what they were or why they were so bad. It sounded like something out of Mad Max, and to be honest, that's not so far from the truth. Turns out, the Badlands were basically the bottom of a huge body of water that sat in the middle of North America for hundreds of thousands of years. Receding water carved out these amazing rock formations in the middle of nowhere, creating something that really needs to be seen to be experienced.