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“Wild Horses and Buffalos” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
PO Box 7, Medora, ND 58645
(701) 623-4730 ext. 3417
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Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Medora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Massachusetts
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“Wild Horses and Buffalos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Great non crowded National Park. We went counter clockwise on the 36 mile loop road. We saw two heards of wild horses on the outside of the loop between miles 7-16. You have to look carefully to find the horses. One herd was about 1000 yards off. We were also stopped by two herds of buffalos on the park road. You will be close enough to the buffalo that you can smell them, they stink.

Visited July 2012
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Wonderful combination of scenery & history. Buffalo abounded in one area & even caused a traffic jam. It was a treat for an Easterner to see them & the prairie dogs sticking their heads out of their holes to watch us.

Visited September 2012
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Illinois
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“Great park for animals and hikes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We went into the South Unit before dawn both days we were in Medora and saw lots of animals before others even thought of getting up. It was worth losing sleep. We loved our hike in the Painted Canyon.

Visited September 2012
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Le Roy, New York
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“Surprising, memorable and highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

On the recommendation of North Dakota friends, my wife, one adult daughter and myself made an itinerary change to visit this park on our driving trip from Western New York to Montana. We did not have time to spend more than 3 hours driving through the park but it was totally worth it. The information center helped us plan our time there. The painted canyon badland scenes were stunning; the rock formations and colors impressed at every turn in the road. As easterners, we loved being stopped by a herd of unhurried bison letting us take countless photos. Anyone having seen South Dakota's badlands need not assume that this North Dakota park is the same. For us, each was unique. Maybe because of the time of year, there was no crowding. Even after seeing other great parks in Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota, we are grateful for what Teddy Roosevelt did to preserve this area. It is still a memorable highlight of our western trip.

Visited September 2012
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The Wilds of Montana
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“Underrated National Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Lots excellent history here. NPS has a good visitor's center and educational programs in the Summer.

Visited August 2012
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