• Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    Theodore Roosevelt

    National Park North Dakota

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  • Road Closures

    The Scenic Drives in the North and South Units may be closed due to winter weather conditions. For current road status, click on the link below: More »

  • North Unit Road Closure

    The North Unit Scenic Drive will be closed at the Caprock Coulee parking area while repairs are in progress. Repairs may be delayed because of weather conditions, but are expected to be completed by May 15.

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


  • 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

Did You Know?

Prairie Dog

Prairie dogs are often persecuted for their apparent destructiveness to the plants in their towns. Although they do keep the grass's growth to a minimum, the rodent's foraging habits promote the growth of forbs, upon which other grazing animals such as bison, elk, deer, horses, and pronghorns feed. More...