Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

If your family is planning a vacation to North Dakota, consider adding a visit to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Three very different sections in the park The park was first established as a memorial park in 1947 and renamed as a national park in 1978. Three completely different sections make up the park: the North Unit is near Watford City; The South Unit is near Medora; and Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch sits in the middle. The Maah Daah Hey Trail All three sections are connected by the Maah Daah Hey Trail, which in the Mandan Indian language means “an area that will be around for a long time.” This trail is 101 miles long. It connects with seven campgrounds. If you walk the trail, you may see horseback riders, hikers, and bicycle riders. Teddy...

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Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park

Over 600,000 people visit Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota every year. Strong winds at the cave’s entrance gave the park its name. In fact, according to legend, wind blew the hat off one of the Bingham brothers who discovered the cave when he stood at the mouth of the cave. 135 miles of cave tunnels Explorers have found over 135 miles of passages inside the cave, making Wind Cave one of the longest in the world. Another unusual thing about the cave is boxwork, formations that look like honeycombs. Cave Tours Several different ranger-led cave tours allow guests to explore Wind Cave. A two-hour candlelight tour takes visitors back in time while exploring by candlelight, but you must be at least eight to join this tour. Summer Campfire Programs Campfire...

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