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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

PO Box 7, Medora, ND 58645
(701) 623-4730 ext. 3417
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Medora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

LIkes: rangers were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. My 2 girls got their jr rangers badges. Beautiful scenery. Can understand why the great man came here in the first place, to recharge and revitalize. Cons: roads in the park under construction... but passable.

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Mandan, North Dakota, United States
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Drove through the park today. Even though it was raining it was worth it. The bison were on the road passing on all sides of our car!

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We saw so many bison and prairie dogs. Hiking is great with such beautiful landscapes. Would recommend to everyone.

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

On our way from Glacier National Park and Rapid City, we decided to take a detour to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park. We stayed in Dickinson, and drove to the south unit (Medora entrance). The scenic loop drive throughout the North Dakota "badlands" is fair, and we could even see a herd of bisons, which completely blocked the traffic while... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went for a drive at sunrise. Well worth the early morning time - saw soooo many buffalo. Could have touched them - but chose not to after seeing all the videos not get near them. Didn't see any other animals. Took about 1-2 hours to make the loop. By the time we were done, we had enough time to... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the way National Parks used to be -- special places preserved for their national beauty, without any crowds, shuttles, or fast food restaurants. We visited the southern section of the park, which straddles I-94, and stayed in the Cottonwood campground where we had a very private campsite near the river (cost was only $5 with our national park... More

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Manitoba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nice afternoon drive through the park, saw some buffalo, a few horses, and lots of prairie dogs. Beautiful scenery, hills were nice and green due to more rain this summer.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The park has three units, 'south', 'north' and 'ranch', separated by about 100 miles of road driving, although if you were hiking or horse-trekking they are much closer together. We only had one day, so chose the "south" and "north" units. The "ranch" unit is, apparently, where Theodore Roosevelt had his ranch, back well before he became president of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This park is just off highway 94 in North Dakota. We went through the cute western town of Medora. Coming from the east it felt like you had arrived in the west. We enjoyed a walk around this town and had fun at the shooting gallery. We were charged only $10 for entrance into Theodore Roosevelt National Park. That is... More

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New Orleans, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Southern Gate to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park is located minutes from downtown Medora. Upon entering the park, you will find the Visitor Center which provides good background to the park. A 35-mile drive in the park will allow you to see some fantastic topography and animals close up. Our drive was interrupted momentarily as buffalo crossed the road.... More

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