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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Medora, ND 58645
+1 701-623-4466
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Scenic Drive

On our checklist to Medora was to take the scenic route through the National Park. Our hope was to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peggy R
via mobile
Excellent, quiet park

This park is excellent and I'm not sure if it is always uncrowded, but on a Saturday in mid-June, I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Russell M
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Louisville, Colorado
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prairie dogs” (378 reviews)
“wild horses” (365 reviews)
“the loop” (95 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Medora, ND 58645
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+1 701-623-4466
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On our checklist to Medora was to take the scenic route through the National Park. Our hope was to see buffalo and wild horses. We were not disappointed. The girls were in awe of the majestic beauty of the buffalo. Their favorite part was watching...More

Thank Peggy R
Reviewed 2 days ago

This park is excellent and I'm not sure if it is always uncrowded, but on a Saturday in mid-June, I would have expected more folks. Not that I was complaining to have trailheads to ourselves and no congestion the loop road. Saw lots and lots...More

Thank Russell M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great 30 mile drive around park. Geology galore. Plants wild life everything! Gazelle and bison feeding in a natural environment easy to photograph. Loved it. We will be back.

Thank ChrisThomerson
Reviewed 2 days ago

We drove the park in the morning and then went the other direction in the evening. Saw lots of wild horses and a number of Bison.

Thank Stephanie O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited both the south and north unit. Amazing. We saw beautiful bison roaming, prairie dogs and deer. Easy drive around both units and well worth the visit.

Thank ElizabethDonn
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited both the North and the South units of the park. Both have good views of the badlands, Bison herds, and numerous prairie dog towns that can be observed from the park roads. The South unit has a longer loop park road and also...More

Thank Gene K
Reviewed 3 days ago

We camped here for 3 nights. The campground is rather primitive, but the toilets flush. We had a wild horse run through our campsite at 2am the last night!. Make the trek out to the Petrified Forest! Totally worth it. We went to the North...More

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 4 days ago

What can you say about one more great National Park. Love or hate the government, this is what they do best. It is gorgeous property, lots of interesting wildlife and of course a great 30 mile automobile loop that leads to views and hiking trails.

Thank richardjwaksman
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great for birding, camping, photographing. Beautiful scenery and wildlife. Wild horse herds are in the southern unit. The north unit has lovely paved pull through camp sites. there are buffalo too.

Thank joanne h
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love national parks, scenery and wildlife viewing. Buffalo, wild horses (what a treat), elk, pronghorn, prairie dogs, eagles, turkeys.. the list goes on. Boy, I was not disappointed with this park! It had it all. I did prefer the South Unit over the North...More

Thank R D R
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Ann D
I'm planning for a long driving trip out to the ND and SD badlands this year and am debating whether to spend the time going to the north unit. The trade-off might be a stop at Devil's Tower in Wyoming because I'm not sure we'll have time for both places. Any advise on which one to choose?
9 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
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larkenRidgefield_CT
We will be driving up from Rapid city to Medora...not sure how long that will take us BUT is 2 days enough to do this park some justice? So much to see in the 2 Dakotas and not enough time. There is no lodging in the park so also need recs on where to stay in Medora that would allow easy access to the park.
26 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
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larkenRidgefield_CT
We will be driving up from Rapid city to Medora...not sure how long that will take us BUT is 2 days enough to do this park some justice? So much to see in the 2 Dakotas and not enough time. There is no lodging in the park so also need recs on where to stay in Medora that would allow easy access to the park.
26 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
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