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South Unit

#1 of 11 things to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park Features Animals
26611 U.S. Hwy 385, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND 58645
+1 701-623-4466
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A Highlight in North Dakota

Leaving Medora the road rounds a corner to reveal a National Parks cabin at the Entrance. Our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bryonia2015
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Brisbane, Australia
Buffalo, Coyote, Hawks, Prairie Dogs!

What a wonderful stopover on I-94, this impressive national treasure. From the vista at the top of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GnomiHaus
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New York
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Popular area of the park for hiking and horseback riding.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“buck hill” (13 reviews)
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26611 U.S. Hwy 385, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND 58645
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank bryonia2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank GnomiHaus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We pulled off here and had a picnic lunch at Cottonwood. We proceeded around the loop to see the sights and saw prairie dogs, bison and deer. I recommend hiking Buck Hill. It's short, you don't need special shoes but it is steep. Great vantage...More

Thank onecoolraisin
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing how your drive through most of North Dakota and all you see is flat grasslands with cattle grazing. Go through the entrance of the South Unit of TRNP and you are met with unbelievable scenic views of the Badlands canyons, hills, and...More

Thank djpick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were coming from Montana after visiting Glacier National Park-- this was an easy access from the interstate- town of Medora quaint small town - buildings look like western town- This park was one of the 11 national parks we visited while on this trip--...More

Thank barbiewalker72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Scenery is beautiful!!! Go at 7 or 8 in the evening and you will see all kinds of animals. We saw wild turkey, perrie dogs, bison, and wild horses. We had an up close encounter with a buffalo. It was pretty neat for the children!...More

Thank Jawanda N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the loop. It was amazing driving the the painted canyon and seeing Buffalo in the wild. The kids loved all the prairie dogs. Good place for driving or hiking.

1  Thank uvawisedude
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The south unit is easily accessible from the interstate. It is only a little over a mile from exit 32. Park entrance fee is $25 per car, and is good for 7 days. The park is open 24 hours a day throughout the year. You...More

Thank PAboyinFL
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While I prefer the North Unit, the South Unit (which is right off I-90) is not to be missed. We saw more wildlife here, but the terrain is not as striking as the North Unit. We also saw easily 5 times as many people, which...More

Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is divided into two sections or units, North and South, that are located approximately an hour apart. The South Unit is a little more developed and has a visitor center and Teddy Roosevelt's cabin on display. There is a 36 mile...More

1  Thank EJW3
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11 May 2016|
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Yes, a 6' leash. We stayed 2 nights with our lab - no problems. Even walked her through town.
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