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    Theodore Roosevelt

    National Park North Dakota

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  • Road Construction

    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

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 daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. CT

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Helicopter driving horses

Elk, bison, and feral horses are monitored and managed by Theodore Roosevelt National Park in order to maintain sustainable populations and protect natural resources. More...