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South Unit

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26611 U.S. Hwy 385, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND 58645
+1 701-623-4466
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beautiful park

Fantastic visit. We really enjoyed driving the loop. The nature is overwhelming. Plenty of... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Voorburg, The Netherlands
5 miles down the road from Painted Canon Overlook

Since i wasn't in a Hurry got directions and took the time to visit the South Unit, if you have to... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Kabul, Afghanistan
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Popular area of the park for hiking and horseback riding.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“prairie dogs” (75 reviews)
“wild horses” (62 reviews)
“the loop” (48 reviews)
26611 U.S. Hwy 385, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND 58645
+1 701-623-4466
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Fantastic visit. We really enjoyed driving the loop. The nature is overwhelming. Plenty of wildlife. Not too busy, so plenty of opportunities to stop and take a photo.A really nice visit!

Thank michieldekoning
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Since i wasn't in a Hurry got directions and took the time to visit the South Unit, if you have to the time i would definitely take the time to visit. S o much history and beauty you will not be disappointed

Thank DonnieB15
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Full of North Dakota Badlands, this park had beautiful vistas and gorgeous sites. And we saw many animals: Buffalo, Pronghorns, Mule Deer, White Tailed Deer and hundreds of Prairie Dogs. There is a 30 plus mile loop you can slowly drive through the park and...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Late afternoon we took the drive through the loop. The park was beyond my expectation. The geological formations and the wildlife were simply amazing. We saw wild horses, prairie dogs (many areas), bison, coyote, elk. Nice drives with lots of areas for great photo opportunities....More

Thank Marathon59
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We made the long and sometimes boring drive up from Rapid City, SD and this park was worth every mile of the drive. Staying in Medora we could be in the park in 10 minutes. We drove the wildlife loop 4 times and saw feral...More

Thank dduck62
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Great Hiking. Don't forget that there are gravel trails along the outside that can get you to trails.(Petrified Forest). Bison, prairie dogs, and wild horses that were right along the road. We had horses right next to the gravel road(Don't think people realize that you...More

Thank naleidme11
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I love this park!! This has it all... bison,lots of horses an prarie dogs,birds. The landscape is jaw dropping! This is our second time here an the roads were never crowded, people drove carefully and respectful. We decided to walk part of a trail but...More

1  Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is a pleasant National Park, but not spectacular as National Parks go. I view it as a regional, but not a national attraction. I did enjoy seeing Roosevelt's cabin. The park is easy to tour because this is a lightly visited park.

Thank RedClayRambler
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Leaving Medora the road rounds a corner to reveal a National Parks cabin at the Entrance. Our Annual America the Beautiful was presented and we were handed a map of the South Unit. Entering the park there are native grasslands, a Prairie Dog town, opportunities...More

1  Thank bryonia2015
Reviewed 11 August 2017

What a wonderful stopover on I-94, this impressive national treasure. From the vista at the top of the park, you can see miles and miles and miles. And on the 34-mile loop through the park we were treated to bison, coyote, deer, hawks, and many,...More

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