Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora

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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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  • No matter the season, or the weather, this Park is a good place to visit. Sadly, many people merely drive through in hopes of spotting a bison from the vehicle. That's sad because there are trails for...  more »
  • This park is full of wildlife and breathtaking views with great vantage point parking spots. You could sit and watch the prairie dogs for hours.  more »
  • We took time to drive the loop of this charming park. We got some nice shots of wild horses and buffalo, even a coyote. Well worth the detour.  more »
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  • We loved this park. Not only was it beautiful, but there were many fun trails and much wildlife. We saw buffalo, prairie dogs and wild horses. Our kids absolutely loves it. Take the side roads to off road trails, they are worth it.
  • Love the park. The wildlife is very active. It is very clean and easy to navigate. The trails are wonderful and allow you to feel like you were there before any development took place.
  • Great place to visit! The scenic sites are breathtaking. The buffalo herds were fun to see as well as the beautiful wild horses. We just visited the middle of June this year (2017). The weather was perfect.
  • I had the best one-day experience in a national park. Saw tons of wildlife: bison, prairie dogs, wild horses, bird life...etc. Lots of good hiking add well, and a stunning landscape. We only made it to the southern unit, but would love to go back to the northern unit someday.
  • Great scenery. Saw bison and tons of prairie dogs. Great trails to hike! The ticks are horrible this year so I stayed away from the grassy trails but there are some asphalt trails to hike. We came in from Medora which is a wonderful place to visit-never a dull moment!

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