Visitor Centers/Museums

South Unit Visitor Center THRO_03834
South Unit Visitor Center is open daily, year-round.

South Unit

South Unit Visitor Center

Location: South Unit entrance adjacent to the town of Medora.
Open year-round.
Current hours (summer hours): Daily, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm MT (through September 1st)
Off-season Hours: Daily, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm MT

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Features:

  • Museum with Theodore Roosevelt collections and exhibits on history, nature and geology
  • Maltese Cross Cabin
  • 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 the park website, visitor center or 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

Location: Exit 32 on Interstate 94
Open seasonally (May 5 through October 27, 2018)
Current hours: Daily, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm MT
Closed for the season October 28, 2018

Features:

  • Panoramic views
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Hiking trails
  • 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

North Unit Contact Station

Location: Entrance of North Unit
Hours: OPEN DAILY 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CT through September, 2018.

Trailers at the park entrance serve as a temporary contact station for visitors to the North Unit. The original building had to be demolished due to structural failure. Planning for a new facility is underway. Park information, informal presentations, restrooms and gift shop are all available in this temporary facility.

Last updated: August 14, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645

Phone:

(701) 623-4466

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