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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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  • A long drive to get here but well worth it. This has to be one of the nicest parks I've been too. Not crowded lots of wildlife and scenery around every turn it seemed. Only issue would be lack of.....  more
    A long drive to get here but well worth it. This has to be one of the nicest parks I've been too. Not crowded lots of wildlife and scenery around every turn it seemed. Only issue would be lack of.....  more »
  • The park is beautiful and rugged. Wildllfe is everywhere and the surroundings are beautiful. Ww wnt to both the north and south units. It was worth the time. Everyone should experience it. 
    The park is beautiful and rugged. Wildllfe is everywhere and the surroundings are beautiful. Ww wnt to both the north and south units. It was worth the time. Everyone should experience it.  more »
  • We love to visit national parks and this is one we had not seen yet. So glad we can check it off of our list. We toured both the north and south units of the park and enjoyed a hike from the... 
    We love to visit national parks and this is one we had not seen yet. So glad we can check it off of our list. We toured both the north and south units of the park and enjoyed a hike from the...  more »
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  • This national park is a must see! The scenery paired with the wildlife within the park is amazing! While there, we saw wildlife such as bison, wild horses and prairie dogs. We went right before the sunset and the wildlife was very active and fun to witness. If you are thinking about making a stop here, 100% do! The wildlife you will see and the pictures you will take will be amazing and it will be a great time for anyone and everyone. This park was rated a 4/5 stars simply because the entrance was very tricky to find but other than that it was an amazing stop on our trip!
  • This place was beautiful! There are many places to stop your car and get out and hike around! The day we went part of the road was completely closed due to construction. Right off the road, you can stop and see prairie dogs, bison, and wild horses! Definitely a nation park must do bucket list park!!
  • This is a small but beautiful national park. There are hiking trails for many skill levels. The bison are easy to find and fun to watch. The sunsets in the wide open sky are breathtaking. Presentations by the rangers are interesting and informative. The park is not crowded and everything is kept very clean. Bring lots of bug spray and water.
  • This is an excellent national park. There are three different units. There are many visitor centers, trailheads, parking areas, and restrooms. There is beautiful scenery and defined trails. There are plenty of maps and signage. There are excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing of prairie dog colonies and bison herds. Overall this is an amazing underrated national park.
  • This is one of the most beautiful places in the US! Has some of the best views in the country!!! It's a must to visit. I say it's even more beautiful than the SD badlands! Lots of wildlife. Wild bison makes the trip more fun. Also, I have never seen wild horses before, but I did here,l. Absolutely beautiful animals. There are also a lot of Mule Deer. Most of them are skittish, but some of the seem to actually want to approach you and say hi. They tend to come out for sun set, so if you want to see deer, go around then. We went on the loop road, and it was beautiful. Buck Hill, the second highest point in the park, had the most breath taking view of the park. Part of the loop road was closed near the end, so we had to drive all the way back the way we came. That added almost 30mon-1hr to our trip, which made us get back later, but it doesn't really matter. We had a lot of fun seeing the animals on the way back. Again, this is a must go to.

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