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Address: Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
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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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Windy but beautiful

I am not sure if it is always windy there or just the day we visited. The scenery was amazing. Technically the area is part of TRNP but it is also a roadside pull off slash rest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Duncannon, Pennsylvania
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Duncannon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am not sure if it is always windy there or just the day we visited. The scenery was amazing. Technically the area is part of TRNP but it is also a roadside pull off slash rest area. Has restrooms and a welcome travel center. Worth a couple three minutes of your time. Take the hike if you dare.

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Eau Claire, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a road trip with the kids (7&10) over the weekend and we all really enjoyed this stop!! Painted Canyon offers an amazing view/walkout, hiking/walking trails, plaques with historical/geographical information, restrooms, and an air conditioned gift shop with a great view for those who don't enjoy the heat! There are also buffalo that roam freely within the park! We... More 

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Cedarville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't expecting geography like this in North Dakota. Great vistas for photos. Nice Visitors Center too.

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Thank saltedradish
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving down to North Dakota from Manitoba is a breeze. Great highway and clean rest stops on the way. The scenic look out to the Painted Canyon is breathtaking and free. It will encourage you to drive the loop for $20.00 to be immersed in the landscape. Then drive on to lovely Medora and take in the evening musical. Theodore... More 

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Plymouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The day we were there it was 93 degrees and sunny. I was glad I had sturdy shoes and water; we saw visitors with summer sandals, flip-flops and no water. Many parts of the trail are steep decent or ascent and while stairs help prevent erosion, they also make for a lot of work. If you have hip or knee... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice, easy introductory hike in the ND badlands. Only about 0.9 miles, although there is a fair amount of elevation change. It's a lovely way to see the Badlands a bit more up close!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice stop before getting to Medora from the east. Good parking and great views. Easy walking area. Pick up a map of the park.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you don't plan on going through Teddy Roosevelt National Park, STOP HERE. It's a freebie and part of the park. It's as easy as any on and off at any interstate rest area. Take a few minutes and enjoy the view from the walkway along the rim. There are several great views that make for nice "selfies," if... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy on/easy off the freeway, free to the public. The visitor's center provides free information on the park and how it was formed. I took a hike down into the canyon (maybe a half mile in) and saw some exceptional rock formations. i will definitely make it a must-stop the next time I'm in North Dakota.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We stopped with the family for an opportunity to stretch our legs. The overlook is very scenic with layered geological strata visible in the badlands of the Little Missouri River. It has a large parking lot, so RV drivers should have no issue, though we drive a small sedan.

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