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South Unit

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Fabulous landscapes, made all the more striking when contrasted with the miles and miles of boring... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Bangkok, Thailand
We saw buffalo, prairie dogs, wild horses

We arrived at South Unit entry at noon. Waited 10 minutes for pilot car to come (just enough time... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
Beth Brown L
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Popular area of the park for hiking and horseback riding.
26611 U.S. Hwy 385, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND 58645
+1 701-623-4466
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Fabulous landscapes, made all the more striking when contrasted with the miles and miles of boring flat landscape in most of the rest of the state. We especially enjoyed the 36-mile scenic loop drive, with many overlooks and lots of wildlife. The 17-minute movie in...More

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

We arrived at South Unit entry at noon. Waited 10 minutes for pilot car to come (just enough time to make our lunch in our motorhome) and we went up on the road. Drive affords gorgeous views and we saw 10-15 buffalo up close (feeding...More

Thank Beth Brown L
Reviewed September 6, 2018

There was construction on the main road that caused delays, plus the Visitors Center parking lot. I toured at the middle of the day, so there were very few animals to be found. The prairie dog towns were cute. A few tiny herds of horses,...More

Thank jaimn
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We chose to travel through ND on our way home just so we could stop and check out this National Park. We should have allowed more time. The visitors center is very nice and getting to tour the cabin and hear about some of Roosevelt's...More

Thank bryanedwards15
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The south unit of TR National Park is good, but a bit crowded as it’s the most popular site in the park. This is also adjacent to the small village of Medora ND (major tourist trap). My recommendations are to arrive early and complete the...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018

We spent time at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park south unit visitor center late on our first afternoon; it is a very short distance from the town center. We watched the 17-minute video and checked out Teddy Roosevelt’s Maltese Cross Cabin which has been relocated...More

Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We had never even heard of this park before planning our trip this summer from northern Wisconsin to Colorado. We decided to go across north Dakota for the first time, and had to see the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It was well...More

Thank Madelyn19
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We were there in the late afternoon during the weekend. Traffic wasn’t bad at all. The first 6 miles of the road has been scraped off and there is construction with long delays during the week. No construction on weekends! We loved seeing the buffalo!...More

1  Thank Kris S
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Yes they are working on the south unit roads, which may cause delays of up to a half hour. However, a little patience will pay off in a big way. Tourism is down and you will get to experience the badlands and the beautiful wildlife...More

1  Thank Helen H
Reviewed July 24, 2018

I visited the South Unit 2x and the North Unit 1x. We like both units and found the landscapes very similar, but if in the area I would visit both again. The south unit is close to Medora which has a lot of fun things...More

1  Thank V9865EOmichaels
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May 10, 2016|
Response from hollorageo |
Yes, a 6' leash. We stayed 2 nights with our lab - no problems. Even walked her through town.