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11 Incredible Photos of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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 »

Big news: Vote for your Medora favorites today!

Big news: Vote for your Medora favorites today!

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!

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5 of the Best Hikes in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

5 of the Best Hikes in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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.


Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Waive Fees on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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


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Medora Musical Auditions for 2016 Season Fast Approaching

Medora Musical Auditions for 2016 Season Fast Approaching

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 »

Happy New Year from Bully Pulpit Golf Course!

Happy New Year from Bully Pulpit Golf Course!

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.



Auditions for the 2016 Medora Musical are fast approaching!

Auditions for the 2016 Medora Musical are fast approaching!


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.

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This year, EXPERIENCE THE BADLANDS. Pre-register now.

This year, EXPERIENCE THE BADLANDS. Pre-register now.

The best way to experience the Badlands – and we mean really experience them – is to get right in the heart of ’em the way Teddy would.

And the best way to do that, is to take in some of our favorite Badlands events.

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Here are a few great Badlands events so, mark your calendars and
pre-register now for some great savings!


Badlands Gravel Battle – May 29
A bike race through the back-roads of the Badlands. The Badlands Gravel Battle grinds across fast and rugged, red scoria roads in a 120 or 75 mile loop!
Learn more and save 20% when you sign up on Jan 1!


Medora’s Bully Run – June 4
This 5k Fun Run or Walk winds its way through Historic Medora and the beautiful Badlands during opening weekend of the Medora Musical. 
Sign up for just $15 when you pre-register starting Jan 1!


MDH 100 Mountain Bike Race – August 6
These 100, 75, 50, or 25 mile Maah Daah Hey races take you across one of the most majestic single-track adventures in the world. With miles of uninterrupted trail through the heart of the rugged Badlands, this is a race you will never forget!
Learn more and save 20% when you sign up on Jan 1!


Maah Daah Hey 5k/10k Trail Run – August 20
Experience the breath-taking beauty of the North Dakota Badlands as you run on portions of the renowned, Maah Daah Hey Trail!
Learn more about this revamped run!


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For more information on these and other events,
head to all year.

(above: Nick Ybarra rides a scenic ridge near the Maah Daah Hey trail)

PS – If the MDH 100 isn’t enough fun (or torture!) for you, the new Maah Daah Hey 150 Mountain Bike Race will be held September 17 – 22. Registration details here.

Merry Christmas from Medora

Merry Christmas from Medora

Merry Christmas!

We hope your holidays are filled with family and cheer.

Two of our family members, Medora Musical “Queen of the West,” Emily Walter and former Burning Hills Singer, Jared Mason, have a special song for you.


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And don’t miss two, all-news shows in Medora this summer!


Jared Mason: Live &

The Medora Gospel Brunch, staring Emily Walter


The Medora Musical — Coming to a TV Near You

The Medora Musical — Coming to a TV Near You

BEK Prime to Televise 50th Anniversary Performance of the Medora Musical November 29th, at 7 PM CST

(Medora, N.D.) — The Medora Musical will be broadcast on television for the first time in its 50-year history, when BEK Broadcasting Network launches “BEK Prime” — new programming that showcases great North Dakota content, in prime-time.

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