Theodore Roosevelt Expressway (Highway 85) Tour

Journey along North Dakota's ruggedly beautiful western edge.

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White Butte

The highest point in North Dakota is 3,506 feet above sea level.

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Trapper's Kettle

Reflect on the frontier while fueling up with hearty Badlands beef and home-style fixin’s of the finest quality.  

Belfield, ND
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Medora

Tucked away in the Badlands, this former cowtown is a must-see. Gateway to Theodore Roosevelt National Park South Unit.

Medora, ND
Horseback riding is found throughout the state of North Dakota. 4
Medora Riding Stables

Take a leisurely ride along buttes and canyons of the Badlands.

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Long X Visitor Center

The 60 million-year-old, 17,000-pound petrified tree stump alone is worth a stop. Also learn more about oil development.

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McKenzie County Heritage Park

See how hunters, trappers and pioneers lived in the harsh conditions of the Northern Plains.

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Outlaws Bar and Grill

Known for its hand-cut steaks and Wild West themed menu, it also combines the community history with its photo exhibits.  

Watford City, ND
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Fairview Lift Bridge and Cartwright Tunnel

Former railroad bridge over the Yellowstone River has been converted to a walking path into the tunnel. A good use for your flashlight app. 

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Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

Principal fur trading post on the upper Missouri River in the early 1800s. Restored to authentic look.

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Fort Buford

Frontier fort where Sitting Bull surrendered in the 1880s. Reconstructed buildings are on site.

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The confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers near Williston 11
Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center

Two great rivers converge just inside the North Dakota border. Museum interprets history of the area.

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