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
Bison Conservation: Why DNA Matters
Check out what scientists are doing in the park to preserve our national mammal.
Take a Journey Through the Badlands
Take an hour to two out of your time to drive the Scenic Drives in either the North and/or South Units of TRNP - a memorable journey.
Your Pass Now
Avoid the lines and buy your weekly or annual pass online before you visit!
Protecting Wildlife and Wild Places
Often remembered as our Conservationist President, Roosevelt's legacy of public land is vast and enduring.
Last updated: March 13, 2018