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“The South Unit was a must see!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of South Unit

South Unit
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
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Type: National Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Horseback riding
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Owner description: Popular area of the park for hiking and horseback riding.
Aiken, South Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
76 attraction reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“The South Unit was a must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We enjoyed the buffaloes and prairie dogs. There was a wild horse in with the first group of buffaloes. We were there late in the afternoon. I'm not sure whether the buffaloes would be as visable earlier in the day. We looked for rams on the sides of the mountains but didn't see any.

Visited July 2012
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Mass
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483 reviews 483 reviews
418 attraction reviews
Reviews in 188 cities Reviews in 188 cities
629 helpful votes 629 helpful votes
“good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This NP was good, but a little bit of a letdown. We expected a bit more in the way of colorful formations. It was interesting to hear the stories behind TR spending so much time here and how it influenced his life. The scenery was good... but we thought it might be a little more stunning.

Visited July 2012
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San Diego, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Did the painted canyon, south unit and trailridge hike in a morning. It was beautiful and tons of animals to see. The road traverses a variety of terrains from prairie dog areas to the higher lands were we were literally 5 feet from the feral horses. There were plenty of pull-offs and hikes off the road. Can't wait to visit again and explore more!

Visited June 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“South unit much better than north unit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

My brother and I spent 4 nights camping here last week. We saw the bison, wild horses, prairie dogs, and even a snake. We enjoyed the South Unit much more than the North Unit which may not be worth the trip for time constrained people. Most of the wildlife is viewable in the South Unit and the views are spectacular. It was awesome. As for the campsite, we encountered a problem along with other campers. We set up camp on a lot with 2 tents and a tarp that took a few hours. The hostess approached us and told us someone else had paid for the lot for a few more days. The prior campers had stayed 5 days and paid for a week. However, they left the site abandoned and we took a chance they had left early. We said we'd leave if they showed back up which they didn't. The same thing happened on the lot next to us a few days later and it was not used for a night even though campers had inquired about it. The campsite is set up first come and people need to leave something to show they haven't left. It says at checkin to place something in the lot to show it is occupied. We ended up with the best campsite so no complaints, but the policy needs to change where people pay ahead and leave early.

Visited May 2012
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“The rock formations and geology were well worth going to see.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Visitor centre is worth going to first, see the film (ask for it to be started) and museum. Then outside you can see TR's Maltese Cross Cabin.

Sure people go to see the wildlife such as Bison, feral horses, prairie dogs but we were very interested in the landscape. Incredible rock formations.

Plenty of trails and Park map and Newspaper very informative. Enjoyed the 36 mile Scenic Loop.

Visited May 2012
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