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
Annual Star Party Explores the Night Sky at Theodore Roosevelt National Park
A dark night sky is the perfect setting for the North Dakota Badlands Star Party in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The annual event will be held this year on August 21 and 22.
Telescopes will be set up at sunset, about 9:00 p.m. CDT, at the Oxbow Overlook. A constellation tour will be offered as soon as the stars are visible. In addition, the sun can be viewed through solar telescopes which will be located at the North Unit Visitor Center at 2:00 p.m. CDT on Saturday afternoon.
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Did You Know?
Theodore Roosevelt's Maltese Cross Cabin was moved from its original location seven miles south of Medora, ND to Portland, OR, St. Louis, MO, Fargo, ND, and Bismarck, ND before being returned to the badlands. It is now located outside Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit Visitor Center. More...