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Painted Canyon Overlook

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
+1 701-575-4020
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What a View

Stopped at the rest area thinking that it was like other rest areas, BOY was i wrong. Nice little... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Kabul, Afghanistan
Breathtaking View!

A view that you will always remember! A true gift from Mother Nature! The day we were there was a... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Louise C
Baudette, Minnesota, United States
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Begin your visit to the Teddy Roosevelt National Park with a spectacular view of the Badlands, a flat desert landscape broken by petrified wood and rock formations.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“rest stop” (19 reviews)
“painted canyon” (29 reviews)
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
+1 701-575-4020
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Stopped at the rest area thinking that it was like other rest areas, BOY was i wrong. Nice little gift store and the view OMG walked around and took pictures even got real close to a Buffalo and snapped some pictures also. Well worth the...More

Thank DonnieB15
Reviewed 7 October 2017

A view that you will always remember! A true gift from Mother Nature! The day we were there was a rainy day but the stop was worth it.

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Stopped here on the way into Medora, Great overlook! We actually checked into our motel and came back for a sunset shot down on the trails. Did see wild horses, however they were at a distance. Beautiful view for sure.

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We arrived early evening after the visitor center closed. But sunset in the canyon was beautiful. There are also a couple of bison roaming the area close to the center.

Thank gawildcats
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This was a great stop to view the Canyon and we decided at a spur of the moment to take the hike through the Painted Canyon. It was awesome. Didn't have my camera or cell phone with me so no pictures of the beauty. There...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Nice short pullout from the highway with a rest area and gift store. There was a bison at the sign as we enters. That surprised us. There is a nice view of a wide range to look into the canyon. Don't forget your binoculars.

Thank Marathon59
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is a wonderful preview to what the Park offers. The park rangers here were the best we met- provided great suggestions of places to see and things to do in both the north and the south units. Great place to take pictures at the...More

Thank dduck62
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The Painted Canyon Overlook is a combination rest stop and museum type store. It had a nice grassy area for picnicking and relaxing and was dog friendly. The scenery from the overlook was stunning and gives you a preview to the Badlands terrain. Restrooms were...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

If you're traveling through and don't want to enter Theodore Roosevelt National Park, this is a wonderful place to stop along the Interstate. There's a visitor center, bathrooms, and facilities there from which you can see into the Canyon. Whether you're going to the Park...More

Thank NKyAdventurer
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Nice pulloff area with maps, bathrooms and store. Staff was very helpful and there are great shots to be taken at the overlook.

Thank onecoolraisin
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