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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

Dakota Nights 2014

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Dakota Nights: An Astronomy Festival
September 19-21, 2014


Join astronomers, rangers, and historians as they come together for a three-day festival celebrating North Dakota's starry nights and rich heritage! Stand under the expansive night sky that influenced cultures of American Indian tribes, inspired modern space exploration, and is still yours to experience today!

Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Historic Medora welcome you to evenings of star viewing, presentations by nationally recognized speakers, rocket building and launching, solar system hikes, and much more as we celebrate Dakota Nights!

Festival activites are free (except where noted). Entrance fees to Theodore Roosevelt National Park still apply.

2014 Schedule Coming Soon!

Did You Know?

One of the largest deposits of petrified wood in the United Sttes is found in the park.

One of the largest deposits of petrified wood in the United States is found in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. More...