North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park has a rare distinction among all national parks in the United States in that it was the only one to first be named a memorial park. This year, the park will celebrate the 70th anniversary of President Harry S. Truman signing the declaration naming it Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. Make time this year to see what all the fuss was about but visiting multiple units of the park: the North Unit near Watford City, the South Unit at Medora and Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch site in the Badlands in between. And why stop there? Make it a point to visit affiliated sites Fort Union Trading Post, Knife River Indian Villages and the International Peace Garden.
If you are looking for top-notch courses or local diamonds in the rough, make North Dakota your next golfing getaway. With more golf courses per capita than any other state in the country, North Dakota is a golfer’s paradise. Click here for a printable version. Or follow in the footsteps of legends along the Lewis and Clark Golf Trail.