*Sponsored Article by North Dakota Tourism*
As America celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, reconnect with our National Parks and experience the wonder and beauty of the North Dakota Badlands in Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora. Just as the New York Times … recently announced the top 52 places to visit in the world and they selected the Theodore Roosevelt National Park as number five! The article referred to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s, rolling grasslands dotted with bison collapse into the spectacular red, white and gold badlands.
There is even more to see within the three units of the 70,000-acre park. Its rugged topography honor Theodore Roosevelt, who ranched in the North Dakota Badlands and later championed conservation which resulted in the creation of the National Park Service. The park offers outstanding wildlife viewing and take-your-breath-away horseback riding, hiking, biking and scenic viewing. The Petrified Forest and Roosevelt’s Maltese Cross Ranch Cabin are a photographer’s inspiration and the Elkhorn Ranch Unit preserves Roosevelt’s “home ranch” of the Badlands.
We want everyone to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park. North Dakota Tourism and the National Park Service are providing the opportunity to enter into a weekly giveaway of an annual Theodore Roosevelt National Park car pass, valued at $40. That’s 52 park passes for the 2016 year. Enter to win at: http://www.ndtourism.com/theodore-roosevelt-national-park-giveaway-0
New Town’s 4 Bears Casino and Resort located approximately 60 miles from the Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit is expanding to better accommodate group customers and upgrade entertainment options. New spaces will include a grand ballroom with seating for more than 400, a new slot machine room and a 4,000 seat event center.
If the beautiful views of Lake Sakakawea from the recently renovated guest’s rooms aren’t enough, experience the lake first-hand with yacht excursions. The yacht Island Girl offers seating for 150 on two levels with a bar, kitchen, plenty of observation space and outdoor seating. Public cruises are available at 1 pm and 6 pm, Thursday through Sunday from May through mid-October. The cost is $20, and children 12 and younger ride for free. www.4bearscasino.com/things-to-do/marina Nearby is the Three Affiliated Tribes Museum which serves as a heritage center to display and preserve history and culture of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara people. Exhibits feature exquisite headdresses, bead work and artifacts.
Want more adventure? Visit www.NDtourism.com.