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Aug 2, 2019 - Medora ND and Teddy Roosevelt Park

Had a good 4 hour plus drive to Medora ND. for some of the trip we had smokie skies from fires in Canada, but when we got to Medora it is all clear. It's an interesting place next to Roosevelt National Park that is known for its' Musical. The Musical was an excellent show, with musicians, singers, dancers, horses and a magician. Had a great seat and a fun night. Drove through Teddy Roosevelt Park and saw a bunch of buffalo, prairie dogs and an antelope. No elk of wild horses this time. Beautiful country here and so much wildlife. Hit the...

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Jul 24, 2019 - Teddy Roosevelt Nat'l Park

Hi Everyone, So not every camping stop has to be fabulous. Mike and I were anxious to get to Theodore Roosevelt National Park after hearing many great things about it. So here is our experience. It is a campground with no electric, water spigots scattered throughout and no dump station. That is fine, we don’t mind that kind of camping and we’re prepared. It is about 110 square miles and has about 24K buffaloes in it. We drove about 150 miles visiting remote sites in the park (there are 65 miles between the south and the north units) and...

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One Day @ a Time

Jun 17, 2019 - Buffalo Chips

The BBB's (my college posse) hit the road for the neighborhood to the east and spent the day exploring North Dakota's Medora. The Badlands are a spectacular setting for the historic town and nearby Theodore Roosevelt National Park. We did justice to the tourist mecca that is Medora before taking in the Medora Musical, the famous outdoor show dedicated to Teddy's time in the Badlands. The local bison refused to pose for photos before the show but the resident elk were happy to oblige. The bison, however, did offer up some words of wisdom via...

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Jun 8, 2019 - In TRNP - Wow!

I really feel North Dakota, at this time of the year, competes in beauty with all the best. Teddy Roosevelt National Park covers a large area but much of it is not reachable except by horseback with special permits. The original loop road is now two half-loops as a rock slide made part of the road impossible to get through. Now, you do an in-and-out on one half-loop. Then, you do the same on the other. We did that a couple of times and could not spend enough time to see what we wanted to. Yesterday, the temperatures were in the mid 70's....

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Arvie and Friends

Jun 8, 2019 - Teddy Roosevelt National Park & Medora, ND

What a beautiful ride to an unbelievable place. The national park is a step back in time to the prairies, bison and all creatures great and small. Our first evening, we attended the Pitchfork Steak Fondue and the Medora Playhouse. Dinner was OK, at best, but we enjoyed meeting several people and visiting until it was time for the show to begin. It was all Wild West and fun. Singing, dancing and having a good time was the task for the evening. Same kind of show you might see at Dollywood. No off color or bawdy humor here. Good, family fun....

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Arvie and Friends

Jun 4, 2019 - Medora and Roosevelt NP

Medora is a short distance off I-94 about 140 miles west of Bismarck. We packed a lunch and the three of us headed west mid-morning. Our first stop was at the Painted Canyon Visitors Center at exit 32. We had stopped there many years prior during a summer tour. We watched the short film about the park, met some nice folks from Alberta, and then found a picnic table with some shelter from the heavy breeze for lunch. We moved on to exit 27 and drove into Medora. We were looking for a short hike in the park and a driving tour. Medora is home...

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Jul 19, 2018 - Medora, North Dakota

Part 2 We leave the state park and get on Interstate 94 East. We have reservations at a campground in Medora. We drive an hour on the Interstate. I get the Welcome to North Dakota sign. I guess we are officially on our “Way Back” part of the trip. We will still be traveling slowly and making lots of stops.

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Jul 8, 2018 - Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Wow. When looking back at our time at the Theodure Roosevelt National Park that is what we both continuously said. We arrived on Tuesday. We parked the RV at Buffolo Gap Ranch Park. A pretty beat up looking place with our RV in a gravel lot. It was perfect as it was really close to the National Park and I got to meet Ollie who ran the place. We didn't spend much time in the RV at all. We did get a chance to have a drink at the bar. Tuesday we immediately headed for the scenic drive at the South Park which was 34 miles long. Our strategy...

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Jul 6, 2018 - Medora, North Dakota

5-Jul-18 Medora, ND We left Jamestown Campground about 9:30 am and back tracked 4 miles for fuel at a Tesoro truck stop. Diesel was $3.099/gal. After making one stop for lunch and gaining an hour (MDT), we arrived about 2 pm at the Painted Canyon Visitor’s Center/ rest stop at Exit 27 on I-94. Exit 27 is also the turn to Medora, ND, the Red Trail Campground where we are staying and the entrance to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The temperature was about 91 degrees. We will be here for two nights in order to visit the park. We have...

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Jul 2, 2018 - Small world alert

July 2 - Backtracking today into Dickenson (32 mi. East) for an oil change and shopping at the closest real grocery store. Yesterday there was a parade, much like Kingfield Festival Days, but with horses. A camper approached us announcing he too was from Maine, and the woman next to us had lived in Cumberland about 2 miles down Tuttle Road from our old home; she is now in Albuquerque NM.

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Jul 1, 2018 - Bison, etc.

June 30 - 150 mi. In Medora, just outside of T.R.N.P., checked in at noon (mt. Time), set up and toured downtown. Here for 3 nights. Saw first prairie dog, hope for bison tomorrow. July 1. - toured 29 mi route in park. Prairie dogs, mule deer, wild horses, and (waited 26 of 29 miles for it), bison!

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Aug 2, 2017 - Forgive Me Teddy

Theodore Roosevelt National Park. After my faux pas concerning Teddy's inclusion on Mount Rushmore, I felt I had to visit the place that started it all. And it is glorious! Truly a scenic viewer's dream. I can totally understand why Teddy was so captivated by the area in the legendary badlands of North Dakota. If I would have done nothing but drive the 36 mile scenic byway through the south unit of the TR National Park, it would have been worth the trip. Interestingly, it was the hunter Teddy Roosevelt that became the conservationist...

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