When Theodore Roosevelt came to Dakota Territory to hunt bison in 1883, he was a skinny, young, spectacled dude from New York. He could not have imagined how his adventure in this remote and unfamiliar place would forever alter the course of the nation. The rugged landscape and strenuous life that TR experienced here would help shape a conservation policy that we still benefit from today.
In Honor of a President
Founders Day, August 25, 2016
Join us for Founders Day, August 25th, 2016! See a list of special events and guest speakers for Centennial events throughout the year.
Join the NPS Centennial Celebration
Celebration events abound all across the country as we get ready for the 100th birthday of the National Park Service.
4th Annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Fest
When the sun is up, build a rocket, catch a film in the Discovery Dome, and more! When the sky goes dark, join us out under the stars.
View Painted Canyon Anytime
Always stop at Painted Canyon during the summer season for that last gorgeous view of the park? With our webcam, you can see it anytime!
Become a Junior Ranger Today
Want to help Park Rangers protect our parks? Become a Junior Ranger today - we can't wait for you to join the team!
Holding on to Our Night Skies
Read more about how increased Bakken Oil Field infrastructure influences the night skies at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.