Visitors to the South Unit may experience up to 30 minute delays and rough road conditions due to road construction along East River Road. Check at South Unit Visitor Center for current road conditions. Updated 07/09/2014 5:16 pm MT
"The preservation of the useful and beautiful animal and bird life of the country depends largely upon creating in the young an interest in the life of the woods and fields."
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Things for Kids to Do
There's a lot for kids to see and do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park! You can see lots of animals, roast marshmallows over a campfire, hike a trail, go horseback riding, see a ranger program, and even become a Junior Ranger!
Earn your own Junior Ranger badge when you come to the park by participating in the Junior Ranger Program. You can also become a WebRanger from home! Learn how to Be A Junior Ranger.
Become a member of the Badlands Club! Ask a ranger at the South Unit Visitor Center for an activity sheet and answer the questions about the exhibits. When you have completed the questions you will become a member of the Badlands Club and earn a sticker! This activity is available for visitors of all ages.
Kids can also print coloring pages, build a model of Theodore Roosevelt's cabin, and more on the Park Fun page.
Did You Know?
Cannonball concretions can be found along the North Unit Scenic Drive. They were formed by the selective precipitation of mineral-rich groundwater and are nearly spherical because the sandstone in which sand grains were cemented together was of uniform permeability. More...