This update covers our visit to the South Unit Visitor Center in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It is located at the South Unit's entrance in Medora and includes a museum, theater, and information desk. The museum has personal items of Theodore Roosevelt, plus other cultural and natural history displays. After watching the movie and visiting the museum, we walked outside to see the Maltese Cross Cabin. The Maltese Cross Cabin is a cabin used by Theodore Roosevelt, before he was President.
This was Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Territory. It was used by Roosevelt from 1883-1884, before he became President. After his wife and mother died in 1884, only hours apart, Roosevelt became depressed. He then left the cabin and went further north up the Little Missouri River, where he constructed his new Elkhorn Ranch cabin, where he spent most of his time. In 1901, at the dawn of the 20th century, Theodore Roosevelt became the nation's 26th President and ultimately one of its greatest conservationists. He later said, "I would not have been President had it not been for my experience in North Dakota."
Don’t miss this one if you are in Medora, it is a great museum with lots of information. I hope you enjoy all the pictures from our tour, check back later for more from North Dakota.