Oh, was that your breath? Well Painted Canyon just took it! 

No trip to Medora is complete without first stopping at the majestic Painted Canyon overlook! 

And on Saturday, May 5, the Painted Canyon Visitor Center is officially open for business.

Pick the brains of knowledgeable Rangers, go for a hike, or just enjoy a view that Captain Alfred A. Sully described as, "Hell with the fires put out."

Features at Painted Canyon Visitor Center include:

  • Panoramic views
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Staffed information desk
  • Exhibits and displays
  • Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association Bookstore
  • Picnic shelters
  • Restrooms
  • Visitor center, overlook, picnic area, and restrooms are wheelchair accessible

For more information, head to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park website.

And keep your eyes peeled! Real live buffalo are often wandering through the visitor center parking lot!



Once you're done admiring the beauty that is Painted Canyon, go explore Theodore Roosevelt National Park. North Dakota's only National Park!