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Painted Canyon Overlook

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
+1 701-575-4020
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amazing views right along the highway

Painted Canyons were amazing and just right from the highway. It was easy to get to. Easy access to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
petlovr67
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ILLINOIS
Beautiful views and right off the freeway

Really enjoyed the views from visitors center here. Very convienent to visit if just driving... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Craig-World-Travelle
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Agoura Hills, California
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“rest stop” (20 reviews)
“painted canyon” (31 reviews)
“rest area” (10 reviews)
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
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+1 701-575-4020
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"painted canyon"
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"stretch your legs"
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"visitor center"
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"great stop"
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"beautiful view"
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"worth a stop"
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"north dakota"
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"bison"
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"national park"
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"enjoy the view"
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"off the highway"
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"hiking trail"
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Reviewed yesterday

Painted Canyons were amazing and just right from the highway. It was easy to get to. Easy access to just pull in and park at the visitor center. As we were pulling in, buffalo were roaming free right next to our car. Beautiful colors in...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed the views from visitors center here. Very convienent to visit if just driving by. We stopped here a few times for photos of the canyon views from above as the weather changed. We also took a ranger led hike down the canyon (Mon...More

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Painted Canyon is absolutely beautiful. You pull in and park at visitor center/gift shop; there is no admission fees. You can walk around the rim of canyon..Less than a quarter mile. There is also a long path going to the bottom of the canyon that...More

Thank Olivia T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped to see the view and visit the rest area. Beautiful view of the colorful rock formation for the area.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

These Badblands are different from those in SD. It was a long day trip from Rapid City, but worth the drive. The Visitor's Center is very well done and the staff is helpful. Be sure to drive the south loop. We saw lots of prairie...More

Thank Amy M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was driving from Billings to Bismarck and noticed magnificent rock formations on my left . I'm not normally one to stop and admire but these were too good to miss. There is a scenic overlook, small visitor centre and clean rest rooms on the site....More

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the way to Medora we stopped at the Painted Canyon Visitors Center to get info on our next days trek into the park. They were very helpful in helping us plan and gave useful info such as ongoing road construction. Next we went outside...More

Thank Sherry M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

View was spectacular. Wish we had time to hike down to the valley. Variety of rock formations and colors. If you look hard enough, you may see some bison.

1  Thank webdarter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a short stop at a rest stop overlooking a beautiful canyon that is part of TR National Park. Take time to walk around, snap some shots and read the info about the Indian battles to learn a little history.

1  Thank COatheart2258
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had hoped to arrive at this Overlook for a short hike to stretch our legs on a cross country journey. Unfortunately we arrived when it was closed. Signs said it was closed and there really wasn't anywhere to park since the gate was locked....More

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