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“beautiful scene” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Painted Canyon Overlook

Painted Canyon Overlook
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Owner description: 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.
Bangkok, Thailand
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“beautiful scene”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

Painted canyon overlook was the first time I had ever laid eyes on the badlands, and it took my breath away. They have a nice visitor center/ rest stop that is nice too. 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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345 reviews
255 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
“Definitely stop here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

If you are traveling on I-94, you should definitely stop here to have a look at the North Dakota Badlands. Even if you don't have time to go into the main part of the park, you can experience a little bit of the beauty of the badlands and have a nice rest stop at the same time.

Visited July 2011
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NEW WINDSOR
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477 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“Lovely place to stop for a short hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2011

Worth the time to stop and look at the beauty of the land

Visited October 2011
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hanoi, vietnam
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Quiet, lovely national park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2011

Really I mean to review the whole park. We drove here from MN and it was well worth a visit. It was fantastic views of multi-hued hills, buffalo, prairie dogs and really friendly and well-informed rangers. Please visit. We didn't get to camp this trip but would love to next time. Hotels are overbooked in the area due to oil found in the area around the park -- be sure to book accommodations before coming if you aren't camping.

Visited August 2011
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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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545 reviews
287 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
“Great stop...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2011

My wife and I stopped at the painted canyon overlook on our way to Medora, ND. It is free for all visitors and really gives you a good idea of what Theodore Roosevelt National Park has to offer. There are amazing views and even a hiking trail. There are bathrooms and an information center/ gift shop on site that will aid travelers in finding exactly what they want to do while in the TRNP. It makes a great stop for anyone.

Visited August 2011
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