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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

#1 of 17 things to do in Medora Features Animals
Medora, ND 58645
+1 701-623-4466
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A decent place to visit if you are in North Dakota

While not as spectacular as the badlands of South Dakota, this park is worth a visit if you are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lacey, Washington
a lot of driving to see very little

The drive through this national park takes you approximately 1 1/2 hours. We only saw 1 buffalo, a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Debby J
Havre, Montana
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“prairie dogs” (405 reviews)
“the loop” (103 reviews)
“wild horses” (393 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Medora, ND 58645
+1 701-623-4466
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Reviewed yesterday

While not as spectacular as the badlands of South Dakota, this park is worth a visit if you are travelling in North Dakota. The North unit is the better of the two if you only have time to visit one. Having been to 40 national...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The drive through this national park takes you approximately 1 1/2 hours. We only saw 1 buffalo, a few wild horses and a lot of prairie dogs. I imagine that driving through this park would have been better either early morning or early evening, unfortunately...More

Thank Debby J
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved this park! We did both the North and South Loops! The North is much better! We saw lots of deer and Buffalo! The views and scenery were amazing! Do not miss this park!

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a highly underrated National Park in North Dakota. The Painted Canyon visitors center offers a good scenic hike right from the parking lot.

Thank KatieZ995
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful views Went to south unit when camping in Medora. Also went to north unit on our way home. Hiked a bit, took lots of pictures. Saw lots of bison, wild horses, prairie dogs. Lots of beautiful scenery. We even checked out the Maltese Cross...More

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cottonwood campground had pit toilets and flush toilets - no electric - no showers. Nice and quiet. Park staff was very helpful and accommodating.

Thank mhacker10
Reviewed 4 days ago

Husband and I spent3 days visiting TRNP; spent 2 days in the South Unit and drove up to the North Unit 1 day. Gorgeous landscapes. Lots of livestock - bison, wild horses, prairie dogs. Some nice hiking. Very cool that you are permitted to go...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although it was July 4 when we visited, the park was not crowded at all. We saw several herds of bison (or are they buffalo?), prairie dogs, but thankfully no snakes. At every turn there was a photo op. Had trouble picking which pictures to...More

Thank Gma4198
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I just completed a bucket list item for him and that was to complete visiting all 50 States. The last one was North Dakota. When we told our friends and acquaintances about visiting ND they all said that there's nothing to see...More

Thank Kay S
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was 21yrs old I spent a night in the South Unit, and I enjoyed it enough I took my children back this year, almost two decades later. I've been to many National Parks and I really, really enjoyed this one. There are a...More

Thank kedalion1
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Ann D
8 June 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
25 May 2017|
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Response from Robw04 | Reviewed this property |
Hey there. I literally just came back from there. The AmericInn is a nice spot. I posted reviews on it and a local restaurant called Little Mo. Feel free to check them out. If all you're doing is driving through these... More
25 May 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