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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Medora, ND 58645
+1 701-623-4466
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Awe Inspiring

Had an excellent visit to the park taking breathtaking pictures of views and wildlife. A peaceful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike C
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Clearwater, Florida
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Better than any zoo!

Have time to explore the park. Guessing the best time is early or late in the day to see the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pammy B
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Travelers talk about
“prairie dogs” (480 reviews)
“the loop” (129 reviews)
“wild horses” (456 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Medora, ND 58645
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+1 701-623-4466
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"prairie dogs"
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"the loop"
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"wild horses"
in 456 reviews
"bison"
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"north unit"
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"visitor center"
in 126 reviews
"painted canyon"
in 88 reviews
"petrified forest"
in 40 reviews
"north dakota"
in 131 reviews
"wind canyon"
in 45 reviews
"buck hill"
in 39 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 64 reviews
"scenic drive"
in 60 reviews
"rock formations"
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"cottonwood campground"
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"crossing the road"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had an excellent visit to the park taking breathtaking pictures of views and wildlife. A peaceful drive through the park was our intention but one can hike the trails, bike, horseback ride, etc. If you don’t have too much time, at least do a few...More

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Have time to explore the park. Guessing the best time is early or late in the day to see the animals around the scenic loop! I saw prairie dogs, rabbits, wild horses and bison a plenty! The bison were so close it scratched my rental...More

Thank Pammy B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love visiting National Parks and new states. This one took care of both. We had to travel 3 hours to get there from South Dakota and it is real remote. The park is not overly crowded but road construction at the start delayed us...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are strong supporters and lovers of our National Parks and have visited many of them. I had never heard of Theodore Roosevelt National Park until I came across it when planning a road trip from Minnesota to Yellowstone via S. Dakota, and N. Dakota...More

1  Thank MHCTMom
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved this park! We drove the scenic loop. It took about 2 hours but we saw the feral horses, bison, prairie dogs and a couple of deer. The scenery was gorgeous!

1  Thank MichelleK1212
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this was one of our trips highlights, beautiful scenery, animals galore including feral horses, bison, coyote, prairie dogs, eagles, deer, mule deer - wow!

Thank Jon and Patty M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We toured the park several times at different times of day. We saw horses, herds of bison, pronghorn, prairie dogs, and a deer. The scenery is beautiful. The park wasn’t too crowded, but there is road construction that can delay you at times. There is...More

Thank TravelerfromNJ2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time driving in the park. Lots to see.. prairie dogs, bison and wild horses. Some delays as they are doing road construction but a wonderful park and views.

Thank travelbug19902016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The first 4 miles of the road was single lane and under construction. 15-20 minute wait and very dusty first 4 miles. We drove around the loop and didn't stop along the way. The landscape was pretty, but was "more of the same" for much...More

1  Thank rixreviews2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled to the park in late May. I visited the South and North Unit of the Park. When I first go to Medora, I went to the South Unit. It was around 10 am. Here were some animals out at the time. Lots of...More

Thank Cynthia R
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Jeff C
25 July 2018|
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Response from blackrun1 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't go to the north unit. We did go on the Spur trail to the lower talkington trail it was great . Saw a herd of Bison and a herd of wild horses and plenty of prairie dogs. I would have like to went the other direction... More
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karakara1
25 June 2018|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
If you're coming in via I-94, like I did, I would agree that your time is best served by first stopping at the Painted Canyon viewpoint and visitor's center for some very nice panoramics, then focusing on the South Unit, via... More
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cindyMidMN
29 May 2018|
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Response from nataliebrandt2018 | Reviewed this property |
I don't ride but did see many motorcycles out when I did visit. Just be smart about coming across buffalo on the road. We seen buffalo on the roads 2-3 times while in the park. Have Fun!
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