Restored —  100+ years of history 

crews at peaceful valley ranch

Crews worked under the supervision of the National Park and archeologists to complete the work on the Peaceful Valley ranch.

The $5.5 million Peaceful Valley Ranch restoration project is finished. Crews restored windows, siding and repaired floors on the house and updated the outbuildings. They are much like they were originally — and that is a great reason to visit the site in the South Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.  

Jack Dura of the Bismarck Tribune wrote about the finished project here.

and took an impressive photo, here.

Peaceful Valley Ranch

National Park Service photo of the Peaceful Valley Ranch about 1918

Have you visited the TRNP Peaceful Valley Ranch? 

What’s next for this historic ranch?  It’s hosted trail rides and visitors for decades. 

Once a working ranch, now it takes on a new role at the South Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.  The architecture revealed that one addition after another was added to the ranch house before it became part of the Park. Now it is remodeled and repaired under the National Park Service’s direction.

Gerry Paddock, a contemporary of the Marquis de Mores and Theodore Roosevelt may have been the first rancher here.

Benjamin Lamb in 1885 built the house and then added a log cabin lean-to as a kitchen.

Until 2014, guided trail rides were launched from here. Three of the original ranch buildings still stand, and the site is listed on the National Historic Registry.

Peaceful Valley Ranch

March 2018, Peaceful Valley Ranch


Want to know more?

The National Park Service article on the Peaceful Valley Ranch explains more of the history.

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Read more here about the three units of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Road Repair

It’s going to be a while before the scenic loop in the park is open again.  It appears a 5-mile section of the most slippery section of the road will cost nearly $40 million to repair — and it may not be done until the end of 2022.

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