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South Unit

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Very interesting place

We had never even heard of this park before planning our trip this summer from northern Wisconsin... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Batavia, Illinois
Theodore Roosevelt South Unit

We were there in the late afternoon during the weekend. Traffic wasn’t bad at all. The first 6... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kris S
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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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our trip to the south unit. The visitor center at the south entrance offers a movie and a tour of the Maltese Cross Cabin. We drove the scenic loop and saw a heard of wild horses as well as a bison, mule...More

Thank GibsonMe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would suggest starting with short movie that explains Teddy Roosevelt’s connection to the park. Then check out the museum before doing the 30 plus mile circle drive. With luck you will spot some wildlife- we were lucky to see wild horses and bison.

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Scenic Loop Drive was beautiful. All in all, we saw horses, bison, prairie dogs, deer, and a bald eagle. At a couple points, bison were crossing the road so we got to see them up close (from inside the car, of course). The varying...More

Thank Bluemermaid25
Reviewed July 13, 2018

I was there pretty early, and there weren't many people. It was a little frustrating in some spots that road work vehicle were parked in overlook spots, but for the most part, most overlooks are still accessible. It's hard to see much wildlife (other than...More

1  Thank JoeySmithRocks
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We spent a Sunday afternoon at the South Unit and did the full loop as well as did a handful of hikes. We also visited the Painted Canyon VC which is more of a rest area with some nice views and a nice hike. One...More

Thank fortmillsc
Reviewed July 8, 2018

I have visited both the south and north units multiple times. The South Unit offers great views of the badlands. When driving the loop (summer 2018 there is some construction on the loop where the road is one lane), you will see a lot of...More

2  Thank siobhanrlg
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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.