A major feature of the South Unit is the Scenic Loop Drive. Pullouts and interpretive signs explain park features and allow visitors to enjoy scenic views and wildlife along this paved 36-mile drive.
The South Unit Visitor Center is located just inside the park entrance, adjacent to the town of Medora. It has an information desk, park film, and a museum which offer opportunities to learn more about Theodore Roosevelt and the Badlands. The Maltese Cross Cabin, Roosevelt's first ranch cabin, is located next to the visitor center. The visitor center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.