• 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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    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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    Dec 05, 2017 - Dec 08, 2017
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    Experience a creative vacation in the Badlands this winter!  Join Barbara Benda Nagle,...
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    Jun 01, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018
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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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    Friendly trail guides and well-trained horses will take you on a Badlands adventure along buttes...
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    This is a must-do dinner to pair with your Medora Musical tickets....
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    Learn about Theodore Roosevelt as President, husband, father, soldier, hunter and Badlands...
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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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    Putt around unique western hazards in the beautiful Badlands of Medora. Medora Mini golf is a fun...
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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 free interpretive center offers a wonderful interpretation of Harold Schafer's life and...
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    Come stay at the HU Ranch for a once-in-a-lifetime getaway! Located south of Medora, North...
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    House was built in 1884 by Medora’s parents, the Von Hoffman’s. The house is on the...
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    An auto tour through the Little Missouri National Grasslands takes visitors to sites and areas...
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    A professional musical variety show performed outdoors in the beautiful North Dakota Badlands....