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September Visitor Activities

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Date: September 10, 2012
Contact: Eileen Andes, 701-623-4466

September visitor center hours are now in effect in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.The South Unit Visitor Center in Medora is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MDT.Painted Canyon Visitor Center, 6 miles east of Medora off I-94, is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MDT.The North Unit Visitor Center, located 15 miles south of Watford City on Hwy. 85, is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT.All of the park's visitor centers offer free orientation films, exhibits, publications, and information about the park and the surrounding area.

A variety of ranger-led activities will be offered throughout the month.

"September brings clear, sunny days and cooler nights to the North Dakota badlands," said Superintendent Valerie Naylor."It's a perfect time to visit the park to see wildlife, enjoy a hike with the family, and experience the park during one of the best times of the year."

In the park's South Unit, tours of Theodore Roosevelt's Maltese Cross Cabin will be offered daily. Weekend ranger-led programs will include geology talks at the Painted Canyon overlook at 2:00 p.m. and evening programs at the amphitheater in the South Unit's Cottonwood Campground at 8:00 p.m. MDT. All are offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the month.

Weekend offerings in the North Unit will include ranger programs at the Juniper Campground amphitheater on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m.Bird Walks or Plant Walks will also be presented on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. CDT.Check at the visitor center for the day's events and topics.

For more information about ranger-led activities, call the South Unit Visitor Center at 701-623-4730 x3417 or the North Unit Visitor Center at 701-842-2333.In addition, please visit the park's website at www.nps.gov/thro.


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