- from U.S. Landscapes
As you look around, what do you see? It seems like the road stretches on for miles in both directions.
On either side of it, tall stalks of golden wheat sway in the wind. Now that you’ve left the land of hills and dense forests, you're near the exact center of the country. It's so flat here, a barn is the tallest thing around. Welcome to the Great Plains, the western region of the Interior Plains. It's not all flat, though – the Great Plains stretch all the way back to the edge of the Ozark Plateau, where you crossed low mountains. From here, though, all you can see is the line where land meets sky, way off in the distance.