• Milky Way across Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    Theodore Roosevelt

    National Park North Dakota

Visitor Centers/Museums

South Unit Visitor Center THRO_03834

South Unit Visitor Center is open daily, year-round.


South Unit Visitor Center

Location: South Unit entrance in Medora.

Hours: Daily, year-round, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. MT
Summer hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. MT
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.


  • Museum including Theodore Roosevelt collections, exhibits on history, natural history, and geology
  • Maltese Cross Cabin
  • Free, 17-minute park film, "Refuge of the American Spirit"
  • Staffed information desk
  • Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association Bookstore
  • Restrooms
  • Drinking fountain
  • Park rangers present a variety of programs June through mid-September. Check at the visitor center or on park bulletin boards for dates, times, and more information.
  • Visitor Center, Maltese Cross Cabin, and restroom facilities are wheelchair accessible.
Painted Canyon Visitor Center THRO-04-07-09-079

Painted Canyon Visitor Center is not your average interstate rest stop.  Be alert for bison grazing in the area.

Painted Canyon Visitor Center
Open Daily 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM MT


  • Panoramic views
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Nature Trail (1 mile)
  • Trail access to Upper Paddock Creek Trail (2 miles one-way)
  • Staffed information desk
  • Exhibits and displays
  • Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association Bookstore
  • Picnic shelters
  • Restrooms
  • Drinking fountain
  • Vending machines
  • Public telephone
  • Visitor Center, overlook, picnic area, and restrooms are wheelchair accessible
North Unit Visitor Center THRO_03973

North Unit Visitor Center


North Unit Visitor Center
Located at Juniper Campground
Open Friday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. CT

Did You Know?

Cannonball concretions

Cannonball concretions can be found along the North Unit Scenic Drive. They were formed by the selective precipitation of mineral-rich groundwater and are nearly spherical because the sandstone in which sand grains were cemented together was of uniform permeability. More...