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Address: Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
Phone Number: 17015754020
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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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You'd be crazy not to stop here if driving by

You'll pass by the Painted Canyon visitor center and overlook if visiting the S. Unit. It's an amazing view. You'd be crazy not to stop here if driving by.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Hrothmir
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Smyrna, GA
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Smyrna, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You'll pass by the Painted Canyon visitor center and overlook if visiting the S. Unit. It's an amazing view. You'd be crazy not to stop here if driving by.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The view from the overlook is spectacular, so if you feel that you aren't in great shape for hiking, spend more time just enjoying the view from the top. The hike down the path starts at the other end of the parking area -- west end, I think -- from the visitor's center. If you take the hike, it is... More 

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Niverville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a majestic overlook of the rugged beauty of western North Dakota. Taking the walk down the trail into the canyon requires some stamina, but take it easy, bring some water and enjoy! See the richness of the colors, smell the scents of the canyons vegetation, listen to the sounds of the insects and birds, feel the rocks and... More 

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a spectacular spot to observe the colorful canyon. So many things to keep your attention. Keep an eye out for birds and other wildlife!

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Wisconsin
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to see this to appreciate the colors and the awe inspiring vistas. We were "blown away"! Highly recommended.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is truly just an overlook - stop by for a quick look if you don't have time to drive into Theodore Roosevelt.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The colors of the granite as the sun and shadows play provides an extraordinary experience. The site is quiet and tranquil and rare.

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Duncannon, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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

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