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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora
(4.7/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Theodore Roosevelt National Park and other Medora attractions into our Medora vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • In the month of October we visited Theodore Roosevelt National Park. For those that are only interested in seeing the wildlife i assure you that around the fall time is the best. The reason why is les...  more »
  • Last time I was here, 29 years ago. Not that I was expecting a lot of differences, it is just as special now as it was then. Very beautiful! Lots of buffalo roaming, even saw wild horses. Nice relaxin...  more »
  • We made a quick trip through the park since it was a cool cloudy day. We saw Bison, wild horse bands, wild turkeys, a doe with 2 fawns, and a huge bull elk!! It was a wonderful sight! 
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  • Loved the natural beauty. We had sightings of buffalo, prairie dogs, mule deer, and wild horses. The locals are friendly and the town has a lot to offer. You can have a meal or stop off for some ice cream. They even have theater. A true treasure of a little town.
  • A nice national park with perhaps less landscape diversity than places like Yellowstone, but it's also seemingly much quieter. Note that the visitor center hours fluctuate, with it sometimes closing as early as 4:30 p.m. Make sure you drive through far enough to get to the prairie dog towns and leave yourself some time to just sit so you can watch and listen to the little guys as they can be rather entertaining.
  • An amazing place to go camping and hiking. Nice to just spend a day on the many trails. I always love going on the Prairie dog trail and going to prairie dog town. Climbing battleship is also a must. Been going here ever since I was little and I absolutely love it. I've gotten many photo shoots with my mom here because the scenery is unbelievable. I also got many of my senior pictures taken here. I love going down to the river and having mud fights too.
  • Nice small quiet national park. If you want to see buffalo this is the place to go. Campgrounds were nice and quiet. The south unit is busier and some of the sites are reservable, so it can fill up quickly. If you're looking for something more remote try the north unit.
  • We stayed here while driving through North Dakota in late November. We saw a ton of wildlife and we were the only ones staying there. Bring a warm sleeping bag if you're going to stay over.