• Sunrise in the Badlands
  • Medora Musical
  • Colorful Badlands
  • Medora at Night
  • Prairie Dogs
  • Pitchfork Fondue at Medora
  • Jones Creek Area of the Badlands
  • Badlands Hiking
  • Aerial View of Badlands
  • Wildlife Category: Winning Photograph: "Wild Horse Medora," Russell Hons, Grand Forks
  • Find your inner Cowboy in North Dakota!
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • Road Tripping in North Dakota

Medora

Medora is located in the Badlands of North Dakota and is the gateway to the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Plan a vacation to this historic town and enjoy the beautiful scenery it has to offer. Theodore Roosevelt National Park is an outdoor enthusiast's dream, offering amazing road biking and hiking trails, camping and relaxation. Wildlife, including bison, deer, prairie dogs, wild horses and eagle, are plentiful. Check out Painted Canyon and be amazed at the natural beauty. A loop ride in the South Unit gets you up close with the varied wildlife in the park. 

With many options to choose from, there is no "typical" day in Medora. Your visit might include a horseback ride in the Badlands at the edge of town followed by a visit to the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame. Grab some grub at Maltese Burger, Badlands Pizza and Saloon, Boots Bar and Grill or the Cowboy Cafe then take an evening drive or hike in the park. Cap the day with a meal and drink at Theodore's Dining Room in the Rough Riders Hotel.

 

Day two could start with a light breakfast before playing 18 holes on one of the more scenic golf course in the country, Bully Pulpit Golf Course. Whether you shoot 72 or 100, you're going to build up and appetite, so head over to Tjaden Terrace adjacent to the Burning Hills Amphitheatre for a pitchfork steak dinner with all the trimmings on the bluffs overlooking Medora. Then settle in for the nightly Medora Musical.

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    Jun 02, 2017 - Sep 09, 2017
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    The Medora Musical is the rootin'-tootinest, boot-scootinest show in all the West! There's no...
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    Jun 02, 2017 - Sep 09, 2017
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    Experience unique dining atop of one of the area's highest bluffs, offering a spectacular view of...
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    Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 10, 2017
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    Come out to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and take part in our Teddy Bear...
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    Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 20, 2017
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    The Bakken Rocks CookFest brings industry and communities together to learn more from one another...
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    Theodore Roosevelt's first ranch cabin built in 1883-1884 after he arrived in Dakota Territory...
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    This 26-room, two-story frame building was built in 1883 as the summer residence of the Marquis...
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    The 2007 North Dakota Tourist Attraction of the Year, the Center of Western Heritage &...
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    The Maah Daah Hey Trail is a 144-mile non-motorized single track through the Badlands of North...
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    This 18-hole course has received numerous national honors, including being named "One of America...
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    Scenic splendor in beautiful ND Badlands. The South Unit includes a scenic loop drive, wildlife...
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    Built in 2013 in a peaceful location with a beautiful view overlooking the Little Missouri River,...
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    Dakota Cyclery has always been, and always will be, a family owned and operated organization. We...
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    76 first-come, first-served sites. Pull-through sites are available. Group site available...
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    Frontier farm/ranch memorabilia including extensive barb wire collection, history of Billings...
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    Putt around unique western hazards in the beautiful Badlands of Medora. Medora Mini golf is a fun...
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    A professional musical variety show performed outdoors in the beautiful North Dakota Badlands....