Petrified National Forest, AZ // This park is 225 million years in the making (back in the Late Triassic period, when dinosaurs ruled the earth), and it is definitely way more wondrous than your average leafy green forest.
Buffalo at Badlands National Park, South Dakota - Badlands National Wilderness which lies within the park is home to buffalo still roaming free and visitors can also find bighorn sheep, coyotes and mule deer.
This makes me think of French Toast! :) Theodore Roosevelt National Park, West Central Region of North Dakota. View the Painted Canyon, the North Dakota Badlands, with plenty of things to do including in the winter months.
North Dakota And Minnesota Watch And Wait As Red River Crests