If there is one man we can thank more than any other for the National Parks we enjoy today, it is Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt. This American statesman, political, conservationist, naturalist and writer served as our 26th U.S. President and was deeply impacted by a visit to this area of North Dakota in his 20s. In fact, he actually stated that he would never have become president if not for his time in North Dakota. Within the park, you can visit the location of Roosevelt’s “home ranch”, situated in a remote and serene spot along the Little Missouri River. You will not find a visitor center or any other signs of park operations here; it’s simply a place to recognize the area that shaped this remarkable man. You also have the opportunity to visit the South Unit or North Unit of the park, both offering scenic drives and ample hiking opportunities. Find peace, solitude and a rare and fascinating landscape in this national park paying homage to Teddy.