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Description: Begin your visit to the Teddy Roosevelt National Park with a spectacular...
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.
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Lives up to it's name

Stopped at the Painted Canyon Overlook in TR-NP right around sunset. This canyon really does live up to it's name: a gorgeous painted look, and when I showed some friends the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped at the Painted Canyon Overlook in TR-NP right around sunset. This canyon really does live up to it's name: a gorgeous painted look, and when I showed some friends the pictures I took here later, they even asked if that was real or a painting. A large bison was also hanging around outside the visitors center, much to the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous views, vivid colors, everywhere you look it just got more majestic. The rest area a great place to stop for camera shots - bring a zoom lens for really up close shots.

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Southern Manitoba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Easy to stop here right off the interstate. Kind of like a rest stop area with the most beautiful scenic overlook. Very nice gift shop, bathrooms and well marked hiking trails too. Also there is fee.

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Jordan, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This a great spot to see the Canyon. There are clean facilities as well. The Park Ranger was very knowledgeable and helpful!

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What a terrific short visit we had. Right off the interstate, nice facilities and spectacular views. Take the time and stop.

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Oklahoma City, OK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our first glimpse of Theodore Roosevelt N.P. was the Painted Canyon Overlook. The view was beautiful and you did not need to pay the park entrance fee to see it.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We visited with our 9 and 12 yr old girls. We took the 1 mile loop hike. I'd call this a moderate level hike because the climb back is steep, which could be difficult for some and the trail is not paved. You get up close to the rocks so the kids enjoyed a little climbing. The views of the... More 

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If you do not have much time to spend to see Theodore Roosevelt National Park, then make the time to stop here to view the Painted Canyon. Beautiful scenery. Small hikes available. Ranger talks are schedule through the day. Small gift shop and rest rooms available. Easy off and on to the highway.

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Zion, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Great view if the Badlands free of charge. Absolutely beautiful! And it is literally a rest area. You can get on and off the highway in minutes. Bad decision to drive right by and not check it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Pretty views, nice place to stop and use the restroom. The only negative thing we had happen here was my boyfriend was shorted $5 in the gift shop and didn't realize until we were already back up on Interstate. This is a pretty good taste of what you'll see in other parts of Theodore Roosevelt National park - we ended... More 

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