Theodore Roosevelt National Park Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Theodore Roosevelt National Park - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Petrified Forest

  • Geological Site

Although bits of petrified wood have been found all over the park, the densest collection is in the South Unit's west end, accessible...

Pioneer Trails Regional Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This museum in Bowman, south of the national park's South Unit, has a working fossil lab and exhibits on local culture and history. You...

Ranger-Led Talks and Walks

  • Tour–Sight

Rangers take visitors on the trails of both units and through the backcountry and Elkhorn Ranch, discussing such subjects as geology,...

Roadside Art

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Known as the "Enchanted Highway," this self-guided 30-mile driving tour on Route 21 south of Dickinson features seven giant metal sculptures...

Scoria Point Overlook

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

See where coal seams in the South Unit's hills have, over time, caught fire and baked the surrounding sand and earth. ...

South Unit Scenic Loop Drive

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

A 36-mile, two-way scenic loop takes you past prairie-dog towns, coal veins, trailheads, and panoramic views of the badlands. Information...

South Unit Visitor Center

  • Information Center

This building houses a large auditorium screening films about the park, plus an excellent exhibit on Theodore Roosevelt's life. On display...

Sperati Point

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

For a great view of the Missouri River's 90-degree angle, hike a 1½-mile round-trip trail to this spot 430 feet above the riverbed.

T.R. Country

  • Arts/Performance Venue

All three visitor centers show a 13-minute film focusing on the unique beauty and breathtaking landscape of North Dakota's badlands,...

White Butte and Black Butte

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

At 3,506 feet, White Butte is North Dakota's highest point. Directly opposite is Black Butte, which is equally striking. Both are on...