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“Where the Buffalo Roam”

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Medora
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 15 August 2014

The Southern Gate to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park is located minutes from downtown Medora. Upon entering the park, you will find the Visitor Center which provides good background to the park. A 35-mile drive in the park will allow you to see some fantastic topography and animals close up. Our drive was interrupted momentarily as buffalo crossed the road. Best part of visiting the park is the $10 per vehicle fee which is good for seven days, so you can stop by the Visitor Center one day; complete the 35-mile drive another day; and ride horses a third day. Staff in the park were courteous and helpful.

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We encountered wild horses, deer, prairie dogs, and their large herd of about 300 bison! They were on both sides of the highway and we parked in the middle of the herd. Great photo ops!

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We had a late afternoon drive through the park. While we didn't see many wildlife, the Prairie Dog cities were very fun for everyone in the car! The scenery was fantastic. Lots of great photo opportunities. We would definitely go again!

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We loved our stop at Theodore Roosevelt National Park!! We were hoping to see one bison - we were thrilled to see so many!! After a single one on the side of the road, we came upon a small herd just off the road - then later - after rounding a bend, both sides of the road were filled with bison. Several were even standing in the road!! We got great pictures and this was one of our best memories of our trip which took us to twenty states.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

The scenery in this park is well worth the visit. The vistas, particularly considering the outside landscape (it's in the middle of oil drilling country) are phenomenal. The only drawback is that, compared with other national parks, there are not many hikes available.

Thank S G
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