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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is one of the lesser known and visited national parks but this is certainly due to its way out of the way location and not due to any lack of interesting features, wildlife or scenic beauty. Composed of three distinct units,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed December 30, 2018

We have visited Theodore Roosevelt National Park each year for the past 2 years. Each time it gets better than the last time and we never thought that was possible. We saw numerous bands of wild horses just about around every turn and with the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DianeSt-Louis
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Great time to see the bison. Wish we would of seen some of the bighorn sheep. Just a view of what god has created. Some of the best formations I have seen.

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank darenpadgett76
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Truthfully, I had never heard of this park until we started planning our trip to the Dakotas. We went to both the North and South units. We visited in the late afternoon/early evening. We saw lots of wildlife, including wild horses, prairie dogs, and bison....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Becky H
Reviewed November 15, 2018

After two weeks driving around North Dakota finally landed at this National Park. It was two great days - one for north unit and one for south. We saw many prairie dog towns, Bison, Wild Horses. We hiked several short trails. Even the road construction...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank SPreve
Reviewed November 7, 2018

On a trip through the west my wife and I decided to tour TRNP. We are sure glad we did. The north and south units are completely different but both worth the visit. Each can be viewed with an easy day for each. The north...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank JimC2497
Reviewed November 6, 2018

It has been about 8 years since we went on this trip, but I still remember how fabulous the animals were!! We had a wild colt...we found out later it was less than a month old...come right up to our car and put it's head...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank GrannyGlenda
Reviewed November 6, 2018

TRNP N & S units are greatly under appreciated. Beautiful scenic drives and well worth the few hours to drive through. The town of Medora is quaint. It's the town Mr. Bubble built, google it.

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Moopar1956
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a small park but we saw wild horses, bison, prairie dogs and elk. They were just fixing the roads and they are nice. Stop at the visitor center for sure. I would recommend this over Yellowstone due to more wildlife and now crowds!

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank J3128JWchrism
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Theodore Roosevelt loved this area, he came to heal from life’s greatest tragedies. Unlike many others, he saw opportunities to graze cattle and bought acres for ranching. “Teddy” was the president who started our national parks and gave ranch land so everyone could come and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank ILUV2SEE
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cheryl6190
November 11, 2018|
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Response from NPBL | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 60 mile drive from I-94 to the north section of the park. I didn't see any sections of road where you couldn't take an RV. No really sharp turns as I recall. Hope this helps.
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Howe7
September 6, 2018|
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Response from Chuck B | Reviewed this property |
We were there in August, and coming from Naples, FL, as we do, the heat then didn't bother us. It depends what you mean by spring and fall. If you go in March, I can imagine the weather could be pretty dicey. The same if you... More
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JeffC2294
July 25, 2018|
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Response from blackrun1 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't go to the north unit. We did go on the Spur trail to the lower talkington trail it was great . Saw a herd of Bison and a herd of wild horses and plenty of prairie dogs. I would have like to went the other direction... More
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