What's The News In Watford City?

The New York Times’ travel editors have named Theodore Roosevelt National Park as #5 on it’s list of the “52 Places To Go in 2016”

Of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the Times says:

Fly into Dickinson in western North Dakota to visit the park named after him (Theodore Roosevelt) where rolling grasslands dotted with bison collapse into the spectacular red, white and gold badlands of tumbling mud coulees. Lonely dirt roads bring you to one of the park’s less-visited attractions, Elkhorn Ranch, about 35 miles north of Medora, where Roosevelt arrived in 1884 as a young New Yorker ready to raise cattle and heal from the deaths of his wife and mother. Transformed and inspired, the 26th president eventually set aside more than 230 million acres of federal land to help preserve the wonder of places like Crater Lake,Mesa Verde and the Grand Canyon.-New York Times

 

The North Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park lies about 15 miles south of Watford City. Residents and visitors claim that it’s one of their most beautiful and favorite places. It’s great to see it in the national spotlight and getting the recognition it deserves.

Click here for the New York Times’ full list.