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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Medora, ND 58645
+1 701-623-4466
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Winter wonderland

Visited the park in the summer had a great time. Decided to come back and see what park looked like... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Don W
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Who would have thought in North Dakota

Spent 2 days here in the summer and it was so unexpectedly great since the North Dakota stereotype... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Danielle D
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“prairie dogs” (446 reviews)
“the loop” (119 reviews)
“wild horses” (425 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Medora, ND 58645
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited the park in the summer had a great time. Decided to come back and see what park looked like with snow. I think it was even more beautiful only got to go in about 15 miles but saw lots of Buffalo some elk and...More

Thank Don W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 2 days here in the summer and it was so unexpectedly great since the North Dakota stereotype is nothingness. The north end is especially nice. There are hikes you can do there and basically, no one goes up there so you'll have a pleasant...More

1  Thank Danielle D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take the extra time if you can to visit both units, you really need a day at each though due to the distance between the entrances. If you can only do one choose the south site, watch the film, take the loop drive and be...More

2  Thank Nicky L
Reviewed December 7, 2017

I have been through this park many times and each time I see something new and different. This time I saw twenty to thirty sharp tail grouse spread out in a prairie dog town, each sitting next to a prairie dog hole.This is in December...More

2  Thank love_to_xplore
Reviewed November 19, 2017

The park has 2 units which you need to take a day to do each one. the south unit has a lot of prairie dog towns and wild mustangs. We also saw buffalo. The landscape is surprisingly beautiful. Medora is the place to stop and...More

2  Thank AdventurousJanis
Reviewed November 15, 2017

We spent a month touring the US national parks; this was our favorite. Seems most of the crowd haven't heard of Theodore. Our admiration for Teddy was reflected in the park's visitor center. The trails are well-maintained but not overly modernized. Wildlife abounds - bison,...More

4  Thank Carpediemsollasollew
Reviewed November 13, 2017

I love love l o v e d it here. The park has a surprising amount of variety in the landscape - rock formation and grassland and tree, all of which you can readily see while driving through it. Also a great amount of wildlife...More

3  Thank Flora K
Reviewed November 11, 2017

First...Theodore Roosevelt National Park is green. It has foliage, and at the time we were there in September, the trees were already turning yellow. Very pretty. Starting from the Visitors Center, there is a loop that goes through the park, taking about 90 minutes depending...More

3  Thank Linda Margaret
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

We started at North unit then went South. Beautiful views and wildlife... horse herds, buffalo, prairie dogs, pronghorn, whitetail deer, etc.

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

No matter the season, or the weather, this Park is a good place to visit. Sadly, many people merely drive through in hopes of spotting a bison from the vehicle. That's sad because there are trails for even the least-mobile person, even wheelchair bound visitors...More

1  Thank Beautiful_Badlands
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Ann D
June 8, 2017|
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Response from silverfoxrambler | Reviewed this property |
If I had to pick I would do the South Dakota Badlands and Devils tower. Plus if you go to South Dakota Badlands you are just an hour or two from Mt Rushmore, Custer park, Spearfish Canyon, various caves if interested... More
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larkenRidgefield_CT
May 25, 2017|
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Response from SherryRR | Reviewed this property |
We stayed the first night in Dickinson and the second in Williston because we were going to continue north and it seemed silly to backtrack. As I recall, there a couple of hotels in each and someplace decent enough to eat... More
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larkenRidgefield_CT
May 25, 2017|
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Response from angelina t | Reviewed this property |
2 days is enough. I stayed at the Badlands Motel. This was just recently redone. It ended up being the favorite place we stayed for both my dad and uncle on our entire roadtrip. It is right down the street from the Medora... More
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