We knew this all along, but we have a national attraction in North Dakota that ranked the 5th best place to visit in the world.

The New York Times published the top 52 destinations  to visit in 2016 and it was the only national park on the list in the world. By know you know were talking about Theodore Roosevelt  National Park. According to the article-

The National Park Service turns 100 years old in August thanks to President Woodrow Wilson, who signed the Organic Act of 1916, but few presidents have done as much for conservation as Teddy Roosevelt. Fly into Dickinson in western North Dakota to visit 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, 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.

Not only did the park rank in the top 52 places to visit in 2016, it ranked at #5 in the world. Not bad for North Dakota!

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You can see the entire list here.

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