Theodore Roosevelt Expressway (Highway 85) Tour

Journey along North Dakota's ruggedly beautiful western edge.

White Butte

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

Southeast of Amidon Amidon, ND 58620
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

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.

1/2 mile east of Medora Medora, ND 58645
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.

100 Second Ave. SW Watford City, ND 58854
McKenzie County Heritage Park

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

950 Second Ave. SW Watford City, ND 58854
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
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. 

Highway 200 between Cartwright and Fairview Cartwright, ND 59221
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

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

15550 Highway 1804 Williston, ND 58801
Fort Buford

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

15349 39th Ln NW Williston, ND 58801
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.

15349 39th Lane N.W. Williston, ND 58801
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