- from U.S. Landscapes
Look around. What do you see? The road stretches for miles ahead of you and behind you.
By the side of the road, tall stalks of golden wheat bend in the wind. You’ve left the land of rolling hills and thick forests. Here, in the exact center of the country, a barn out in the distance is the tallest thing around. You’re standing in the Great Plains, the western region of the Interior Plains. The Interior Plains aren’t all flat, though. The Great Plains stretch to the west of the Ozark Plateau, where you crossed low mountains. Now, though, all you can see is the land meeting the sky far away in the distance.