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    Theodore Roosevelt National Park: South Unit

    by briantravelman Written Jan 27, 2014

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    The Teddy Roosevelt National Park is split into 3 different units, and the south unit is the most visited, as the entrance is located in the town of Medora.
    The park was established in 1978, and is named after President Theodore Roosevelt, who hunted bison here in the 1883.
    While in the park, we saw prairie dogs, bison, deer, a cottontail, a woodpecker, and my personal favorite the park's famous wild horses, but there are several other wildlife species.
    We also hiked to the White Canyon, which is a really unique landscape, and the Badlands overlook.
    The highlights of my park visit were seeing a herd of 40 wild horses, and watching a herd of bison cross the Little Missouri River, while watching the sunset from White Canyon.
    The Prairie Dogs were also good.

    This park is one of the least visited in the U.S., so you can truly experience the Dakota, that Roosevelt would've experience. It is one of the last great prairie wildernesses in North America, and is a must for nature lovers, and wildlife enthusiasts.
    This is also the only part of the state that isn't completely flat.

    Thank you Steve Irwin, for inspiring my visit to this amazing place.

    White Canyon North Dakota Badlands Lone Bison Huge Herd Of Wild Horses Little Missouri River
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    Theodore Roosevelt's Maltese Cross Cabin

    by briantravelman Written Jan 27, 2014

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    Located next to the visitor center of Teddy Roosevelt National Park, at the park entrance, is one of Theodore Roosevelt's log cabins.
    The Maltese Cross Cabin, was Teddy Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Territory. He was here in 1883. He spent a lot of time here after his wife and mother died, but in 1885, he relocated to the Elkhorn Ranch, where he built another cabin.
    Today, it is a museum that's open to visitors.
    When we were there, there was a tour group inside. I don't even remember, if we went inside, or if it can only be visited by tour, but it's worth checking out, if you're in Medora.

    Teddy Roosevelt's Cabin
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    Slaughterhouse Ruins

    by briantravelman Written Jan 27, 2014

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    Right next to the entrance of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, lie the ruins of the Marquis de Mores Slaughterhouse, the first slaughterhouse in the U.S.
    It was destroyed in a fire, and the only part from the original building that survived, was the chimney. The rest is just ruins, where the foundation used to be.

    Slaughterhouse Chimney
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    MAAH DAAH HEY TRAIL

    by Tdawg40sw Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Maah Daah Hey trail is supposed to be one of the best mountain biking trails in the United States. The trail is dirt and in some places, very rutted. The trail is also used by hikers and horseback riders. The trail runs from the north unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park to the south unit and Sully Creek State Park. I have heard the 5 mile section around Medora is supposed to be the hardest. I have biked this section several times.

    Start of the Maah Daah Hey trail near Exit 24 I-94
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    Chateau de Mores

    by briantravelman Written Feb 19, 2011

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    Chateau de Mores is a nice historic house located on the edge of town. It was built in 1883 by Marqius de Mores of France, as a hunting lodge and summer home. There are several tours a day that go to the chateau. Tickets can be purchased at the museum. Check with them for schedules and prices. Behind the chateau is a small trail, and some stables, which you can visit on your own. If you're gonna be staying in Medora or Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and you have some extra time left over, it's worth visiting.

    Chateau de Mores
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  • hiking the back trails or take...

    by bently1 Written Feb 25, 2003

    hiking the back trails or take a horseback trip through the nice trails they have provided.
    By way of horseback you kind of feel like you have stepped back in time to the old west.However,hiking is great as well but have good hiking shoes and lots of water.

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    Theodore Roosevelt National Park - South Unit

    by Tdawg40sw Written Mar 28, 2008

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    This is the south unit of the national park. It's main gate is in Medora. There are many places to hike, and usually see a lot of wildlife.

    the national park Buffalo in the park
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