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Painted Canyon Overlook

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Address: Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
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Gorgeous, spectacular, and mesmerizing.

No matter where you look there is beauty beyond what the eye can see. So many different bright color

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

No matter where you look there is beauty beyond what the eye can see. So many different bright color

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

When we were there 2 huge buffalo were standing for ages at the front of the visitor canter before the charged through the car park. This was a sight to see before we even got to look at the view of Painted canyon which is superb. A small visitor centre and gift shops, also with a restroom.

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We stopped here for a short visit on our way to Medora and the South Unit of the park. After exiting the highway you are right there. Nice Visitor center and gift shop. It was cloudy and misty during our stop so the colors of the canyon appeared very muted that day. Still, we are glad we stopped. Easy to... More 

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Spooner, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Glad I researched a little before we went out west to find out about this little gem. A rest stop with gorgeous views of a National park, best rest stop I've ever been too! It was so neat. It was a foggy day but you could still see the beauty. I had a 9 month old with so we got... More 

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Nashwauk, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We stopped mid morning and took the painted canyon trail loop. It brings you down into the canyon. Our children loved the hike. It left this mama a bit winded, but was well worth it! We saw a lone buffalo resting in the shade.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Whether you are heading east or west on I94, this is worth a stop. Stretch your legs, enjoy the beautiful view and take in the history of Teddy! There is no fee.

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Central Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

You can hike the painted canyon trail from the visitor center. About a mile round trip. It is a nice hike, but if you want to see the grandeur of the park go to the next exit and enter the park. Twenty dollars per car but worth every penny.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We would not have known to stop at the painted canyon visitors center and overlook, if we had not stopped at another visitors center down the highway. I am so glad that we did. You get a good view of the canyon, before you even enter into the main park. It is worth the stop!

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Try to visit the overlook if you are in the area. Very nice view of the canyon. Different coloring depending on the time of day and sunshine.

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Campbellton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Stopped in at this lookout on a trip to the West Coast. Lovely windy views in mid February. Interesting to learn the history about the park and Theodore Roosevelt. Would defiantly stop here again!

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Address: Address: Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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