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South Unit

26611 U.S. Hwy 385, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND 58645
+1 701-623-4466
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Better than the North Unit!

We like the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park better than the north side. More... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Lincolnton, North Carolina
Lots of animals to see

We traveled through the South section the end of January which meant only about 11 miles was open... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2017
Bob K
Eagle River, Wisconsin
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5 weeks ago
“Better than the North Unit!”
30 Jan 2017
“Lots of animals to see”
26611 U.S. Hwy 385, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND 58645
+1 701-623-4466
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We like the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park better than the north side. More wildlife, more hiking, and you can visit Medora! Crowds have been small here every time we've visited, which makes it even better!

Thank TravelingNudists
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We traveled through the South section the end of January which meant only about 11 miles was open. Within that trip we were able to see and photographed many of them: A pair of golden eagles and a Martin Prairie dogs and a coyote searching...More

1  Thank Bob K
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We loved this entire experience. From the movie and visitor center exhibits, to the cabin Theodore Roosevelt used, to the magnificent drives, the many geological formations, the WILD HORSES, the prairie dog communities, and the bison; we were mesmerized. We were thankful this great park...More

Thank Travelartgolf
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We really loved the South Unit at this national park. Visitor's center had a small theater, museum, gift shop, map of park, and restrooms. Can drive the scenic byway or hike any of the numerous trails. Very few cars and people which was great...we could...More

1  Thank IAmElaineBenes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here on a Thursday (20 October) in October. Fine weather and few visitors. Lots of interesting animals and no rush to move along or out of the main roadway. Got to watch mule deer, wild horses, bison, coyote, and loads of prairie dogs....More

2  Thank JuanATravel
Reviewed 16 October 2016

A good place to buy you entry fee for the Theodore Roosevelt National Park drive, see his cabin and museum and buy some souvenirs. There are clean bathroom facilities and water fountains to fill your water. The original cabin is situated here along with 2...More

1  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Scenic Loop Drive in the South Unit is just breathtaking! The wildly corrugated cliffs, steep, convoluted gullies, dome-shaped hills, the layers of rock and sediment that form multicolored horizontal stripes are spectacular! During our drive we saw lots of prairie dogs, elk, buffalo, deer...More

1  Thank BeachGrandmax4
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This Unit is lovely and majestic. Disappointed that there were no trail brochures for the Coal Vein trail to go w/ markers but on our day there was a huge bison not 10feet from the trail. He munched the grass while we bushwhacked into the...More

1  Thank caroline m
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I agree with the reviews, that the South Unit may not be as highly dramatic in its scenery as the North Unit, but it's a truly amazing place. The National Park Visitor Center makes a good place to stop and get an overview of the...More

1  Thank Mary K
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

A great place to experience the bad lands without getting eaten by buzzards. You may even see a bison. Easy drive after stopping at the visitor center. Have a good breakfast and bring your water bottles and camera. Stop and walk the nature hikes and...More

1  Thank sailmedic
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Shelby S
Can we drive a 31 foot rv through the south side of the park?
10 June 2016|
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Are dogs allowed on a leash?
11 May 2016|
Response from hollorageo |
Yes, a 6' leash. We stayed 2 nights with our lab - no problems. Even walked her through town.
We are planning a trip to TR park on 11-14th of July. Where is a good place to stay? What attractions will be there then?
15 February 2015|
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