North Unit Drive

Theodore Roosevelt Expressway (Highway 85) Tour

Journey along North Dakota's ruggedly beautiful western edge.

white butte
White Butte

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


Amidon, ND
United States

Trapper's Kettle
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
United States

medora
Medora

Tucked away in the Badlands, this former cowtown is a must-see. Gateway to Theodore Roosevelt National Park South Unit.

Medora, ND
United States

horseback riding
Medora Riding Stables

Take a leisurely ride along buttes and canyons of the Badlands.

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

watford city
Long X Trading Post 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

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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

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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
United States

fairview bridge
Fairview 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

fiort union
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
Fort Buford State Historic Site

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

15349 39th Lane NW
Williston, ND, 58801

confluence
Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center (MYCIC)

Two great rivers converge just inside the North Dakota border. Museum interprets history of the area.

15349 39th Lane NW
Williston, ND, 58801