North Dakota is a state located in the upper Midwestern United States. It is the 49th most populous state with a population of 779,094 in the United States. And it is the 19th largest region of the United States. North Dakota attained its statehood on 2nd November 1889 along with its neighboring state called South Dakota and has become the 39th state to join the union.
North Dakota’s bordering states are Minnesota, Montana, and South Dakota. It has 53 counties. The state’s capital is Bismarck which is the largest city in Fargo. This state has played a major role in its economic performance, especially with oil extraction from the Bakken formation. There are many popular things to do in North Dakota like hiking trails, visitor centers, playgrounds, theatres, and historic sites. The popular cities in North Dakota are Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Medora. North Dakota has only one national park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is one of the most beautiful and unique places in North Dakota. This national park is filled with herds of buffalo, wild horses, and a landscape with breathtaking views. It is the only national park that was named after a single person, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt.
The national park has about 70,446 acres of land which is divided into three sections: the South Unit, the North Unit, and the Elkhorn Ranch Unit. The main units of the park have scenic drives which are 100 miles of foot and horsetails, wildlife viewing, backcountry hiking, and camping. The perfect time to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park is during late Spring and early Fall.
Things to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park
- Explore Wildlife
- Drive via Theodore Roosevelt
- Medora Musical