Named in honor of the U.S president who greatly admired the land, Theodore Roosevelt National Park presents the prairie in a pristine state. Covering 28,496 hectares (70,416 acres), the park is geographically divided into three different areas: the North Unit, the South Unit, and the Elkhorn Ranch Unit. Navigate the terrain by car, foot, or horseback, and consider spending the night in one of several campgrounds. View Great Plains wildlife such as bison, bighorn sheep, elk, prairie dogs, and wild horses. Don't get too close to the animals and bring binoculars to spot wildlife in the distance. Head to one of the park's most remote areas to see the cabin Roosevelt built. The weather can can quickly here, so check the forecast before you visit. Use our Medora trip planning tool to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park on your trip to Medora, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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We spent the day in the park in early April and we were to surprised by all the wildlife around especially the beautiful buffalo! They came out in full display later in the afternoon and we really enj... more »
This "badland" landscape in western North Dakota along the Little Missouri River is resplendent with intricately eroded canyons and carved buttes that are striped with colorful layers of sediment. We ... more »
So enjoyed the views and wildlife. We saw horses, buffalo, deer and many ground hogs living out in the open. Great places to get out at scenic areas. Pack a lunch and snacks because it takes a long time to get through it but so worth it.
Amazing, underrated national park that is very open and not a lot of visitors. Well worth a visit!
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