On the west side of North Dakota along Hwy I-90 there is a beautiful National Park called Theodore Roosevelt National Park. This park is unique for parks in the northern part of the country. When you see it you think you are probably in the southwest with the landscape looking like a hot environment.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is the kind of park that you can enjoy for a few minutes or for weeks. The park is right along Highway I-90 so you can stop at the wayside and take a look at the grand view from there. You can see for miles from a walkway that goes out to the edge of the park. Look hard and you may see some bison or deer. Sage grows in the wayside and rabbits live under brush. There is a gift shop there that has books and other gifts about the park. If you just want to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park for a few minutes then stopping at this wayside will give you a nice view of the park.
If you have time to stay longer then the park offers much to do. There is plenty of camping in the park and the bison run wild along with deer, coyotes and other animals.
Theodore Roosevelt had a ranch in this park and you can visit it today to learn about the history of the park. It is call the Maltese Cross and the cabin is still there. It is a small modest cabin that Roosevelt stayed at when he was visiting the ranch. He did a lot of hunting here. There is another ranch that Roosevelt owned that you can visit as well. You can learn about history of the area and get a glimpse of what life in the area was like in the 1800’s.
In the summer you can come and see the animals active and busy. Flowers grow making the park extra pretty. In winter the weather can be brutal so if you area planning a visit check the weather before you come.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is open year round 24 hours a day. You can even come here to camp in the winter but services are limited. In the winter some areas may be closed due to bad weather. If you would like to know more about Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota you can go to http://www.nps.gov/thro/index.htm.