Jan.19, 2008 we left Dickinson, ND and our first stop was at the Painted Canyon Visitor Center (view into Theodore Roosevelt National Park) off I-94 near Medora. Unfortunately, it was closed (gated) for the winter. We went through the walk-in gate and walked a couple hundred yards in to see the view. It was minus 5 degrees out and windy so Sophie didn't want to hang out very long. The colors in the park were muted by the snow cover, but the view was breathtaking anyway (or maybe that was the wind chill). Next we went into the park (which was free since the park loop was closed) and saw many animals and pretty scenery.