Theodore Roosevelt National Park is one of the best places in the lower U.S. for seeing wildlife, especially wild herds of buffalo.
At the Park you will learn about President Teddy Roosevelt, a noted conservationist, and participate in soft adventure activities like hiking, horseback riding, camping, as well as exploring the wilderness, and seeing wild herds of bison, elk, pronghorn, mule deer, white-tailed deer, bighorn sheep and prairie dogs.
The park also has one of the largest petrified forests in the United States and many plant and freshwater snail species, vertebrate fossils that include crocodile-like creatures named champsosaurs, crocodiles and alligators, turtles and fish.
The park is made up of two units, the South Unit with a scenic drive 36 miles long, and the old west town of Medora; and the North Unit, with a scenic drive 15 miles long that includes the popular and awesome panoramic view of the River Bend Overlook
The two units of the park also have a plentiful variety of foot and horse trails for back country hiking and camping, and 3 vehicle campgrounds.
Buffalo herds can usually be seen grazing along the scenic drives.
With over 100 miles of trails, the park is an excellent place for hikers of all physical ability from short hikes of less than one mile to several miles long.