Horseback riding is found throughout the state of North Dakota.

Cowboy Up Tour

Experience the Old West on a trip to connect with the legends who called North Dakota home. Click here for a printable version.

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Medora

Authentic Old West cow-town was founded in 1883 by the Marquis de Mores and named for his wife. Medora offers a musical extravaganza, trail rides, mountain biking, hiking, museums, many gift shops and restaurants during the summer
season.

301 5th Street Medora, ND 58645
Best of Show: "Teddy's Cabin," Katherine Plessner, Verona 2
Theodore Roosevelt National Parl South Unit

Named for the 26th President, it memorializes his contribution to conservation. North Dakota Badlands provide the scenic backdrop to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The loop drive provides a view of buffalo, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, wild horses, mule deer and prairie dog towns.

Medora, ND 58645
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Chateau de Mores State Historic Site

Built in 1883 the elegant 26-room home of the famous French nobleman who founded Medora. Tours conducted daily.

3426 Chateau Road Medora, ND 58645
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North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame

Interpretive center for the history of Native Americans, ranching, rodeo, and the Western lifestyle of the Plains and Badlands.

Medora, ND 58645
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Salute to Theodore Roosevelt

One-man performance on the life of Teddy Roosevelt.

Medora, ND 58645
Pitchfork Fondue is served nightly before the Medora Musical in the summer 6
Pitchfork Steak Fondue

A unique Western steak meal served at the Tjaden Center on the bluffs overlooking Medora.

Medora, ND 58645
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Medora Musical

Broadway-style variety show at the spectacular Burning Hills Amphitheatre. Western entertainment and a patriotic salute are part of each show.

Medora, ND 58645
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit

Scenic Byway is a 22.5-kilometer loop with spectacular views of the Badlands, Oxbow Overlook, prairie dog towns and the CCC shelter at the River Bend Overlook.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park - North Unit Watford City, ND
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Long X Visitor Center and Museum

The Long X Visitor Center and Museum is the central location for information on the area’s cultural, geological, historical and geographic attractions.

100 Second Ave. SW Watford City, ND 58854
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McKenzie County Pioneer Museum and Heritage Park

Pioneer museum has many artifacts exhibited in the historic classroom. Original trapper’s log cabin, homestead shack, one-room school and original 1915 Schafer Law Office. Mammoth fossil bones discovered in the area.

950 Second Ave. SW Watford City, ND 58854
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Outlaws Bar and Grill

An exquisite dining experience, Outlaws Bar & Grill will tantalize you with a gourmet flavor of the west during your dining experience.

Watford City, ND 58854
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Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

Experience life at the fort in 1875 at the Custer House. Tour the home of the Lt. Col. George and Libbie Custer. Walk the parade grounds to the barracks of the 7th Cavalry and the Commissary Store and visit the horses at the stables.

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Mandan, ND 58554
North Dakota Capitol Grounds in Bismarck 13
North Dakota State Capitol and Heritage Center

See the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Riders Hall of Fame and the 19th-floor observatory. At the State Museum at the Heritage Center, exhibits focus on North Dakota, covering prehistoric times, Native American artifacts and the cowboys and settlement of the state.

600 E. Boulevard Ave. Bismarck, ND 58505
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Black Leg Ranch

This is not a “dude ranch” or “guest ranch.” It is a working cattle ranch. As a welcomed guest, you will get the true cowboy experience. You will learn from the best cowboys with bloodlines dating back to the early 1600s.

24750 62nd Ave. SE Sterling, ND 58572
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