Theodore Roosevelt National Park Photo Gallery

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Though Theodore Roosevelt National Park was established in 1978, the president after which the park is named first visited this 70,447-acre stretch of western North Dakota in 1883 before he assumed office. But his fascination with the place lingered, and today you can easily tour the park's southern unit via the 36-mile Scenic Loop.  
Credit: Sarah Nystrom/National Park Service 
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But the park was named after Roosevelt not just because of his affection for the land; the 26th president was also a dedicated conservationist.  
Credit: Sarah Nystrom/National Park Service 
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Today bison can be seen throughout the park—but this wasn't always the case. Buffalo were reintroduced in 1956, and today live alongside a robust animal population that includes 200 species of birds, mule and whitetail deer, and elk.  
Credit: National Park Service 
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Wild, or feral, horses also roam freely throughout the park. The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act passed in 1971, protecting the equines as a 'national heritage species.'  
Credit: Mary Brazell/National Park Service 
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A tributary of the Missouri River, the Little Missouri River flows through both the North and South units of Theodore Roosevelt. Its waters are popular with canoers and kayakers.  
Credit: Mary Brazell/National Park Service 
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The River Bend Overlook in the North Unit offers one of the best views of the badlands in the enture park.  
Credit: MaryBrazell/National Park Service 
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Giant, dramatic rock formations are some of the highlights on a tour of the park's South Unit.  
Credit: Sarah Nystrom/National Park Service 
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The Wind Canyon Trail is a short loop that leads to a scenic overlook of the Little Missouri River.  
Credit: Mary Brazell/National Park Service 
 
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