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Explore it. Adore it. Medora

Well, not really. But Medora came up a bunch in Josh’s interview with Travel + Leisure Magazine!

North Dakota’s been all over the news lately! It started with Theodore Roosevelt National Park being named the #5 Place to Go in 2016 by the New York Times. Now it’s continuing with Josh Duhamel staring in 4 brand new TV commercials for North Dakota Tourism. Check out this great interview Josh did with Travel + Leisure Magazine!

Where in North Dakota should every traveler visit?
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Your need-to-know info for The New York Times’ #5 “Must Do in 2016″

The Theodore Roosevelt National Park has been called many things – the New York Times recently named TRNP the #5 place to visit in 2016 and Josh Duhamel just let the world know that the Park is one of his favorite places to visit!

No joke! Check it out.

So it looks like it’s about that time you set off on your own Theodore Roosevelt National Park adventure. Here’s everything you need to have the adventure of a lifetime!

Hike in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

So, here are some recommendations to help finalize your trip to TR National Park this summer.

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(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, in conjunction with StageWest Entertainment, is pleased to announce that auditions for the 2016 Season of the Medora Musical are set to begin this weekend for performers interested in trying out for the Burning Hills Singers and Coal Diggers Band.

Auditions this weekend are:

  • Saturday, January 30, Bismarck, North Dakota, 10am, at the Lynne Center at Good Shepard Lutheran Church.
  • Sunday, January 31, Moorhead, Minnesota, 1pm, at the Howard Rehearsal Hall within the Hvidsten Hall of Music at Concordia College.

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The New York Times recently named Theodore Roosevelt National Park the number 5 place you should visit in 2016. This has got a lot of people talking about the park. But, as anyone who has ever explored TRNP knows, words can’t always do it justice.

So, here are 11 incredible photos of TRNP that do all the talking!

Hike in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

A young women plots her next course. Read more →

It seems like Medora, the Medora Musical, and Theodore Roosevelt National Park have been all over the news lately! And with good reason! Medora is up for all kinds of honors and awards. Check it out.

 Vote for your favorites at the ND Music Awards

Medora Musical favorites Emily Walter, Damon Fichter, and the Burning Hills Amphitheatre are up for North Dakota Music Awards!

Click on the images below to vote for them! You can vote once from each of your devices (phone, computer, iPad, etc.), but hurry, voting ends on January 15!

emily walter NDMA graphic 2016 Read more →

Hike in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Hike TRNP during the National Park Service Centennial Celebration in 2016

The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year and, of course, in Medora, people absolutely love to experience the wonder of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the heart of the Nor

th Dakota Badlands.

To help you plan your trip to celebrate with the Park, and to celebrate what inspired our 26th President so much during his time in Dakota Territory, here are some of the must see spots when you go to TRNP! (Plus, enjoy a little Josh Duhamel voice at the bottom)


1. The Maltese Cross Cabin
Originally located about seven miles south of Medora in the wooded bottom-lands of the Little Missouri, the Maltese Cross Ranch was one of the places Theodore Roosevelt stayed during his time in North Dakota. Now located at the TRNP South Unit Visitors Center, this is a must-see window into the past, and the President’s time in the Dakota Territory.

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MEDORA, ND: Begin a new year with a visit to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Entrance and camping fees will be waived for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday on Monday, January 18.

“Winter is a magical and quiet time to visit the park,” said Chief of Interpretation Eileen Andes. “Wildlife watching is spectacular as are opportunities for photography, especially with snow sparkling on the badlands. The park is beautiful right now.”

The two other national park units in North Dakota – Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site near Williston and Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton – are among the more than 200 national parks that never charge entrance fees.

The National Park Service will waive entrance fees on 15 other days in 2016, including National Park Week, April 16 through 24; National Park Service Centennial Weekend, August 25 through 28; National Public Lands Day on September 24; and Veterans Day on November 11.

For more information about Theodore Roosevelt National Park and upcoming activities, please visit the park’s website at

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is on social media! Follow us on Twitter @TRooseveltNPS and “like” us on our Facebook page at


About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 409 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at, on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Auditions to be held in Bismarck, Fargo, Minneapolis, and Memphis

The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, in conjunction with StageWest Entertainment, is pleased to announce audition dates for the 2016 Season of the Medora Musical – which has now entertained nearly four million people since its first showing in 1965.

Auditions for singers, dancers, and musicians interested in becoming members of the Burning Hills Singers and Coal Diggers Band will be held at the dates and times below. Read more →

Just think, only a few short months until we’re back on the links! But I have one question for you? What are you doing this winter to make 2016 your best golf season ever?

As you wait for the ice to melt and spring to come, here are 3 winter tips to keep your game from freezing up.


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Singers, Dancers, and Musicians!

Auditions for the 2016 Medora Musical are coming up! Do what you love in the beautiful North Dakota Badlands!


Auditions will be held at: 

Bismarck, ND | Saturday, January 30th, 10 a.m. Lynne Center – Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. 106 Osage Ave

Fargo, ND | Thursday, January 31st, 1 p.m. Howard Rehearsal Hall within the Hvidsten Hall of Music, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

Minneapolis, MN | Monday, February 1st, 7 p.m. & Tuesday, February 2nd, 7 p.m. Plymouth Playhouse, 2705 Annapolis Lane North, Plymouth, MN

Memphis, TN | February 6th – February 9th. Playhouse on the Square. Auditionees must be registered with *United Professional Theatre Auditions (UPTA)

*All auditions except UPTA are first come, first served.


At the audition:

Auditionees must prepare two songs — an up-tempo and a ballad. Bring sheet music in the correct key, a resume, and a 8×10 photo.

Dress to move for the dance portion of the audition. An accompanist and a CD player will be provided.

Technicians should email resume to Trica Hofeld at:

The rest of the details:

These are salaried positions. Room, board, and transportation are provided.

Rehearsals begin in Minneapolis May 6th.

The Medora Musical runs from June 3 – September 10.

Call 612-333-3302 for more information.


Here’s your very own poster.

Click to enlarge.

small 2016 Auditions Poster with correct date


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