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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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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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  • We enjoyed the frosty morning at the Park. We were the only people there until near non. The scenery was great and the wildlife were spotted were amazing.....lots of deer, buffalo, wild turkeys, grous...  read more »
  • The raw beauty was astonishing! We saw a ton of animals... bison, coyote, prairie dogs deer foxes and wild horses. I highly recommend going down some of the trails to see inside the park. We also went...  read more »
  • I've been to a few state parks, this one was ok. Didn't see too much wild life, a few Bison, a coyote, horses, and some prairie dogs. The terrain, was different than most state parks, that's what make...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I would say this park isn't as good as the Badlands in SD, but damn near close! The painted canyons are absolutely breathtaking. Plus, the Painted Canyon Trail is pretty short, so it's well worth the time!
  • What can I say, its a National Park. We have visited 38 of our 59 National Parks and non have disappointed us. Theodore Roosevelt National Park isn't up there in the beauty as Grand Teton, Yellowstone or Yosemite but what it lacks in beauty it makes up for in wild life. Bison and wild (actually feral) horse are at the top if the list. The town of Medora compliments the park very well. Its worth spending a couple of days exploring the park and the area.
  • 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.
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