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Painted Canyon Overlook

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Begin your visit to the Teddy Roosevelt National Park with a spectacular view of the Badlands, a flat desert landscape broken by petrified wood and... more » Owner description: Begin your visit to the Teddy Roosevelt National Park with a spectacular view of the Badlands, a flat desert landscape broken by petrified wood and rock formations. « less
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Casper, Wyoming
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very close to the highway, easy access. Beautiful overlook, was there at sunset and it offered some great photo opportunities.

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was a beautiful overlook! We saw bison and wild horses, which was very neat! It was a great place to stop and get a preview of the Park, before continuing on to the South Unit.

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101 reviews 101 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We approached the park from the east and this overlook and visitors center made for a perfect introduction to the park. While it is also a rest stop along the highway, it is also a gateway to the beauty and serenity of TRNP. Stop and enjoy the view and learn more about this national park.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

After being on the road for 12 days seeing the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, Needles Highway, Devils Tower and Yellowstone we took the shorter route, I94, home to Minnesota. We pulled into this rest stop and did not expect to see another one of the countries great sites. The views from this area rival any one of the other national treasures... More

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Penticton, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
34 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I stopped here while heading east on the I94 on a road trip. It is approx 30 minutes east of the Montana/ND border on the north side of the highway. I pulled over for a stretch break and found myself wanting to stay and look and explore, but alas, time would not permit. This is a beautiful sight to see... More

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New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A great introduction to the Park if you are coming from the east. Do the one mile loop hike into the canyon. It is fairly easy and starts to give you a feel for this beautiful place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stopped at the Painted Canyon this morning and the views were amazing! We listened to the ranger talk at 10am which was interesting and informative! We tried to take the 1mile loop hike but it was overgrown and there were a lot of Mosquitos so we turned back.

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Photographs do not do this place justice. My boyfriend and I were on a road trip to Washington and seen a sign for a scenic outlook on the freeway and figured we would get out and stretch our legs. Boy were we blown away when we seen the painted canyon! Its just canyons as far as you can see and... More

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Perryville, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Beautiful place to stop and take a walk. Breathtaking views.We weren't lucky enough to see the Buffalo, but was told they do visit quite frequently. There is a nice visitors Center.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We dropped in on the first fall of snow of winter. The views were still spectacular but from seeing the pictures it's definitely more of a wow to see the colours in the hills. Staff were super friendly and helpful.

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