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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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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
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All reviews rest stop painted canyon rest area stretch your legs beautiful view visitor center worth a stop gift shop national park bison quick stop north dakota off the highway plenty of parking theodore roosevelt nice place to stop clean restrooms
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Painted Canyon Overlook is part of the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park (see separate Tripadvisor page). It's a good place to stop for an orientation to the park, or get a "sneak peek" if you're passing through on I-94 and don't have...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

I think the Painted Canyon is one of the coolest interstate rest areas in the country. It’s definitely a must see place. How many interstate rest areas in the country are in the middle of a national park? I would highly recommend the Painted Canyon...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wyomingboy07
Reviewed January 19, 2019

Located immediately off of I-94 at exit 32, Painted Canyon Overlooks provides beautiful views of what is probably the most colorful part of the North Dakota Badlands. With plenty of parking, a large visitor center with restrooms, gift shop and a ranger desk, this is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed October 10, 2018

The Painted Canyon Overlook is located at a rest stop off I-94. There is a small National Park visitor center located at the overlook and fabulous views out over the canyon. There is no charge for this glimpse of the park, but you'll want to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Worth a stop for sure. Very pretty views. Walk around on the sidewalk and get different viewpoints. There is plenty of free parking and a visitor center with restrooms.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ginamiller0763
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Painted Canyon Overlook is just off I-94, about 5 miles east of the South Unit visitor center. If you’re visiting TR National Park, this is a must see. There’s incredible views and great hiking trails. Nothing too strenuous but make sure to bring lots of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JNFII
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is a combination rest stop for I-94 and viewpoint in a national park. A perfect spot to take a break from the long drive . There are clean restrooms and the national park has a visitors center and gift shop that are open during...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Skwiki
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a scenic overlook right off of I-94 near Medora, North Dakota. There is plenty of parking for cars, trucks, and RVs. There are restrooms and several picnic tables. The highlight of a stop is the view of the Painted Canyon area of Theodore...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Doc_Cody
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This was a quick stop with beautiful vistas. It was a good introduction to what we would see in the main part of Theodore Roosevelt National park

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Madelyn19
Reviewed July 25, 2018

The visitor center here is informative and the views are spectacular. As a bonus, you can even stop here right off the highway if you just need to use the restroom and stretch your legs (there is a trail here if you have time). I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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