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2019 Christmas Tour Kicks Off With SOLD OUT Show!

2019 Christmas Tour Kicks Off With SOLD OUT Show!

The 2019 Magical Medora Christmas Tour hit the road on November 30 and opened the show with the largest opening crowd ever!

They traveled to Linton, Washburn, and Aberdeen and were greeted by full crowds ready to hear the sounds of Christmas performed by Medora favorites!

Get a sneak peek of the show below!

If that doesn’t get you in the Christmas spirit we don’t know what will!

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support for the Magical Medora Christmas.” said Producer Bill Sorensen.

The tour will bring the sounds of Christmas to 23 communities across the Midwest this year! Performed by stars of Medora’s past and present!

Get Tickets to a Show Near You!

Stars of the Show

All the fun will be led by producer and star of the show, Bill Sorensen! He’ll bring magic and laughs to the tour as usual!

Back by popular demand, Queen of the West, Emily Walter! She’s been with the Magical Medora Christmas tour since it first started in 2015!

North Dakota native, Job Christenson, will also be back on tour! He’s a former Burning Hills Singer and host of the Medora Musical, and now a great fit in the Magical Medora Christmas tour!

Chad Willow is back on tour ticklin’ the keys, strummin’ the banjo, and adding vocals to the show!

New to this years Magical Medora Christmas tour is Kim Willow! The former Burning Hills Singer will join her husband Chad on this tour!

Also new to the cast is Travis Smith! He played piano and banjo in this year’s Medora Musical and will bring that talent on the road!

Matt and JoAnn Butler Foundation Pledges to Match Up To $2 Million in Support for New Kids Park in Medora

Gift will be largest single gift since the creation of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation

(MEDORA, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) is delighted to announce that the Matt and JoAnn Butler Foundation has pledged a $2 Million matching grant challenge to support Point to Point Park, a place for families named after Theodore Roosevelt’s favorite game.

The Matt and JoAnn Butler Foundation made the commitment after seeing the most recent plans for Point to Point Park and have pledged to match every dollar raised in support of the project, up to $2 Million so that the entire park can be built in 2020. The Butler Family commented after making the commitment, “We know that if we make this gift, it will get done because TRMF has a history of getting things done, and done well.” 

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2019 Magical Medora Christmas Tickets are on sale NOW!

Get your tickets for the Magical Medora Christmas tour!


We know you still have trick-or-treating and Thanksgiving to look forward to, but Magical Medora Christmas tickets are on sale TODAY and we just can’t hide our excitement! 


This traveling Christmas variety show kicks off the day after Thanksgiving and spreads holiday cheer right up until Christmas Eve! During that time they will be performing 30 shows in 23 communities all over North Dakota and into Minnesota, South Dakota, and Montana!


See the 2019 Tour cast, book tickets, and learn more by clicking the big orange button below!

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Magical Medora Christmas Cast Announced!

This year’s star-studded cast!

All the fun will be led by producer and star of the show, Bill Sorensen! He’ll bring magic and laughs to the tour as usual!

Back by popular demand, Queen of the West, Emily Walter! She’s been with the Magical Medora Christmas tour since it first started in 2015!

North Dakota native, Job Christenson, will also be back on tour! He’s a former Burning Hills Singer and host of the Medora Musical, and now a great fit in the Magical Medora Christmas tour!

Chad Willow is back on tour ticklin’ the keys, strummin’ the banjo, and adding vocals to the show! 

New to this years Magical Medora Christmas tour is Kim Willow! The former Burning Hills Singer will join her husband Chad on this tour!

Also new to the cast is Travis Smith! He played piano and banjo in this year’s Medora Musical and will bring that talent on the road!

There ya have it, the complete cast of the 2019 traveling Magical Medora Christmas show!

To see the full tour schedule and get your tickets click the big orange button below!

Conserving the Legacy of Theodore Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt in Medora

No bully about it – September is everything Teddy Roosevelt in Medora

(MEDORA, ND) – Theodore Roosevelt first stepped off the train into Dakota territory on September 8, 1883, and exactly 136 years later Teddy will take over the town again in September.

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The Man Behind the Voice

Behind-the-scenes interviews with Medora employees | By Jewel Eliese

You’re driving in your car listening to the radio, humming away to some great music. Then the song stops and you hear a silky sounding male voice, full of depth and emotion.

And you wonder, what is the story behind this radio man’s voice?

We were able to sit down and speak with a Medora employee whose dream is to one day be that man behind the radio. There may be a day when you’ll hear the voice of James Mozey on your drive to work and think how wonderful it is that you know his fascinating story.

And how Medora was a part of it.

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Medora Wish Granted

Rainann Medora Wish Recipient 2019
Donor initiative grants a second Medora experience

The Medora Wish Endowment, funded by donors of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, brought smiles to a new face this summer. Rainann Bull, a 17-year-old from Jamestown, stepped into town July 12 as the second ever to receive a trip to Medora sponsored by the Medora Wish Endowment.

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36 Hours in Medora and Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The rugged North Dakota badlands complement the laid-back charm of tiny Medora for a getaway that promises awe-inspiring views, comfortable accommodations, cowboy eats and even a musical revue.

By Alicia Underlee Nelson

Near the Montana border, you’ll find plenty to explore in Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Medora, the town that sits at the entrance to the park’s South Unit. Here’s our guide for a long weekend getaway.

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Lady Behind the Stories

Hannah

Behind-the-scenes interviews with Medora employees | By Jewel Eliese

You might not have seen her.

She is the quiet one, sitting in the office typing and making graphic designs for posters and scheduled events. The gatekeeper, as she calls marketing, for the guests and staff.

When you meet her, you will be greeted with a small smile and pleasant conversation. And you can tell one thing. She’s really listening to what you have to say, learning your life story.

And it’s an honor to take a moment and get to know Hannah Kroll, the marketing intern and lady behind the stories.

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Man Behind the Broom

Kornelius - Employee

Behind-the-scenes interviews with Medora employees | By Jewel Eliese

He is more than just the man behind the broom.

The ‘Just Like Harold Award’ is an award given to employees who have shown excellence in the ways Harold was wonderful – like his spirit, love for life, and joy for every part of a job.

For Kornelijus Zakaras, his work ethic is why he was nominated.

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