Spanning more than 70,000 acres, Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota is a national treasure and a monument to our country’s 26th President. Roosevelt first came to this territory in 1883 to hunt bison and returned in 1884 after multiple family tragedies with hopes of spending his days as a cattle rancher. Roosevelt’s time in the West proved to be a transformative experience for the politician — it was here that his opinions about nature conservation took hold. Over the course of his presidency, Theodore Roosevelt protected nearly 230 million acres of public land through his conservationist policies.
Celebrate the incredible scenery of the park and President Roosevelt’s dedication to public lands with the United States Mint’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park quarter!
The park is home to more than 185 species of birds, including great–horned owls, wild turkeys, and golden eagles. On land, keep an eye out for grazing bison, feral horses, and mule deer.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is the ideal destination for adventurous explorers — visitors can go camping and boating in the backcountry, explore the park’s roads on bicycle, and even cross the park’s terrain on horseback! If you’d prefer to let someone else take the lead, the park hosts numerous guided tours, walks, and campfire programs where rangers explain the history and legacy of the land.
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Content updated July 15, 2016