- from U.S. Landscapes
As you look around you, what do you see? The road appears to stretch to infinity ahead of you and behind you.
On either side of the road, the wind bends tall stalks of golden wheat. Now that you’ve left the land of rolling hills and dense forests, you're close to the exact center of the country. It's so flat here, a barn way out in the distance is the tallest visible thing. Welcome to the Great Plains, the western region of the Interior Plains. The Interior Plains aren’t all flat, though – the Great Plains stretch all the way back to the edge of the Ozark Plateau, where you crossed low mountains. Right now, however, all you can see is the horizon, where the land meets the sky far away in the distance.