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    Theodore Roosevelt

    National Park North Dakota

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    Visitors to the South Unit may experience up to 30 minute delays and rough road conditions due to road construction along East River Road. Construction is expected to be complete by October 1. Check back for updates Updated 08/13/2014 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.

Collections - This page is being redesigned, check back shortly for updates.

Stories - Read stories about life and adventure in the badlands in Theodore Roosevelt's own words.


Did You Know?

Helicopter driving horses

Elk, bison, and feral horses are monitored and managed by Theodore Roosevelt National Park in order to maintain sustainable populations and protect natural resources. More...