NEW YORK — The New York Times’ travel editors have named Theodore Roosevelt National Park as one of its “52 Places To Go in 2016.”
The park came in at No. 5 in the newspaper’s rankings, as it spoke fondly of the 26th president who was a champion of conservation.
The Times wrote: “Fly into Dickinson in western North Dakota to visit the park named after him, 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.”
The park was one of 10 American cities or landmarks to make the list, and was the first U.S. place listed.
Other U.S. locations included Park City, Utah; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Washington, D.C., Providence, R.I.; East Bay, Calif.; Rosine, Ky., St. Louis; Marfa, Texas; and Beaufort, S.C.