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
History & Culture
"I do not believe that any man can adequately appreciate the world of to-day unless he has some knowledge of...[and] some feeling for...the history of the world of the past." Theodore Roosevelt
People - Learn about Theodore Roosevelt, his ranch hands, and the cattle ranching boom in the Dakota Territory in the 1880s, as well as some of the people significant to the park's history. Discover American Indian cultures and conflicts in the era of westward expansion.
Places - Explore significant historic sites within Theodore Roosevelt National Park such as Theodore Roosevelt's Maltese Cross and Elkhorn Ranches. Also read the story of the park's founding in 1947.
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Did You Know?
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is home to a wide variety of prairie animals including bison, elk, prairie dogs, pronghorns, and feral horses. More...