Posts in category 2018

Top Six Reasons You Will Have the Best Time Ever in Medora in June

Some might say that things get better with age, but I’m here to tell you that in Medora – the early bird gets the worm.

As we open the season, these are the reasons that I think you’ll have the best time in Medora if you come in June.

1. Be the First to See The Shows

See the shows first and make your friends jealous. Ever been the first to use new things? The amphitheater has new chairs, a new show, but the same great family feel!

And you can hardly call the Old Town Hall Theater ‘old’ anymore! It’s been updated and improved to handle the series we’re calling Broadway in the Badlands. There’s plenty of NEW entertainment to get in on there.

2. The Grass Is Greener

No, really it is! The spring rains make flowers brighter and the grass is greener. At this time of year, you can’t take a bad photo of Theodore Roosevelt National Park or Medora landscapes in June! As the sun continues to make its presence known, the Badlands of North Dakota transform right before our eyes and remind us that fall is (all too near) right around the corner.

3. See the Wild Animals LIVE


Have you seen anything cuter than a baby bison? Me either! Turns out they grown up and grow bigger pretty fast. That doesn’t mean they aren’t incredible, but they lose a little bit of that “cuteness.” 

4. Perfect Temps in June

It’s Goldilocks weather. Not too hot and not too cold.

If you’re an early riser, the fresh morning air matches the light dew that rests on the grass.  Draw early and get the perfect sunrise picture over the beautiful badlands by hiking up Ridgeline Trail or taking a drive to the Painted Canyon Overlook.

The afternoon sky is likely filled with fluffy clouds and a bright sun. Temps in June average a high of 79°F. This is a perfect time to walk the sidewalks or boardwalk in the city or take in a show at the air-conditioned Old Town Hall Theater.

Medora evenings cool down just a little but not until 7:30pm or 8pm on the best days. That’s just in time to get snuggled into the evening’s activities happening at the Burning Hills Amphitheater. A light jacket in June is a good idea for any fair-weather friends.

5. Just In Time

If you get to Medora in June, you’ll have the rest of the summer to come back one more time!

With so many events to choose from the summer schedule likely has another of your favorites tee’d up. Speaking of swinging sticks, the Bully Pulpit Golf Course will throw you a different game nearly every day so you can’t possibly play it too many times in one summer!

The secret about Medora is that new memories are waiting to be created every time you visit. That makes it different every day!  The History stays the same but the players change! 


6. See #1. No one wants to be last!

And no one wants to miss out.  

7. BONUS REASON

Summer will be over before you know it! If you think your schedule is already full, do your best to find an open day or two. The weekdays are as exciting in Medora as are the weekends. HINT: they are a little less crowded too.


So – 

Bring the whole family (like the whole family!! Medora is great for family reunions) or just a few friends. We’ve got seats, beds, plates, and things to do!

Just take a look at the jam-packed Medora Event Calendar


Still not convinced June is the best month to travel to Medora?  

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Must-Have Selfies in Medora

If you’re new to selfies or have already worn out your third selfie-stick this week the ingredients to an awesome make-your-friends jealous selfie = YOU+ A Smile + Awe-Inspiring locations.

 

We rounded up the must-have selfie locations in Medora and the Theodore Roosevelt National Park to give you a starting point. There are likely hundreds more!

 

Here’s a challenge for you –  get out and show us your favorite Medora selfie spot!

 

Hashtag #MedoraSelfie #Medora or tag @medora_nd on Instagram or @MedoraND on Twitter and you might just see yourself in this article!

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With the Wooden Cowboy at the Burning Hills Amphitheater 

Medora City Overlook in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

With Teddy Roosevelt in front of Old Town Theater

Up top the Balcony at Little Mo’s

(Tip, get to the Restaurant by 8:30pm to be seated on the Balcony. Balcony seating closes at 9pm)

At the Entrance to TRNP Sign

At the Chateau

At Painted Canyon Overlook

Atop a Badlands Hiking Trail

National Park Selfie

With a Horse of Course

With Teddy Roosevelt Himself!

With Sheriff Bear (find him at the Musical)

Amphitheater Terrace with iconic MEDORA sign

Pitchfork Steak Fondue with Beautiful Badlands behind

BONUS: With Stacy The Bison (ask around town to find her location!)

So, happy snapping! If you don’t how will anyone know that you actually experienced it?

 

Inspired Women Magazine to host Elevate Conference in Medora Sept. 6 & 7

 

 

 

 

 

Interview with 2018 Burning Hills Singer — Misti Koop

As a Grand Forks, ND native, Misti Koop is grateful and overjoyed to be returning for her sixth season as a Burning Hills Singer! We caught up with this energetic, fan-favorite hometown girl to get her thoughts on what she’s been up to and the upcoming Medora Musical season!

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Interview with 2018 Burning Hills Singer — Alyssa Scott

Fargo, ND native Alyssa Scott is thrilled to be returning to Medora for her second summer as a Burning Hills Singer. We dropped a few questions her way via email and she answered them from her Nashville, TN abode!

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Medora Musical Variety Acts Selected, Kat Perkins Camp and Concert Return, Summer Concerts Announced

Four variety acts, three concerts and two music festivals bring world-class, nationally known entertainment to Medora and the Burning Hills Amphitheatre.

 

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) is excited to announce the 2018 Medora Musical Variety Acts and summer concert lineup.

 

The 2018 Medora Musical will feature a new, “family” theme used to tell the story of Theodore Roosevelt and the American West. This year’s Featured Variety Acts will follow right along with that theme – bringing great, family-friendly variety entertainment to the second half of each night’s Medora Musical.

 

Three comedians — including notable returner, Kermit Apio — will be joined by a renowned jump rope acrobatic stunt team, Flight Crew — who received rave reviews and standing ovations during their time in Medora in 2016.

 

Guests can see the Medora Musical Featured Variety Acts during the dates below:

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Interview with 2018 Burning Hills Singer – Kevin Korczynski

Kevin Korczynski is one of the most popular Burning Hills Singers in the history of the Medora Musical.

And after a year-long break, he’s returning to a, “one-of-a-kind” stage!

See what Kevin has to say about his return to the Burning Hills Amphitheatre and be sure to read all the way to the end… there is an AMAZING story about the First Lady of Modern Medora, Sheila Schafer!

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Getting to know 2018 Burning Hills Singer – Christie Robinson

A Maine native, Christie Robinson most recently earned her Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Florida in April 2017.

She also holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maine at Farmington and a Certificate of Performance from The Circle in the Square Musical Theatre Intensive in NYC.

We caught up with Christie over email to see what she’s most excited for this summer in Medora and why she decided to return to Medora for her second season!

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How to watch the Masters in peace!

It’s one of the best weeks of the year baby! Masters Week!

 

But not everyone thinks it’s so great.. those non-golfnuts at work and at home will probably try and keep you from watching the greatest golf tournament on God’s green earth!

Luckily you have friends like us here at Bully Pulpit.

 

We put our heads together and came up with a full proof excuses — er, reasons — for every situation you may encounter.

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Getting to know 2018 Burning Hills Singer – Taylor Leet

2017 Burning Hills Singer Taylor Leet is back for her 2nd year as a Burning Hills Singer in the “Greatest Show in the West“!

Raised in her beautiful hometown of Bismarck, ND, Taylor followed her dreams to Chicago earning a BA in Vocal Performance/Contemporary Urban Popular from Columbia College Chicago.

At an early age, Taylor discovered her passion for music and performing. She has been fortunate to participate in musicals, special events, gospel ensembles, and worship teams.

Growing up, she attended the Medora Musical each summer and is thrilled to be a Burning Hills Singer!

 

We sat down with Taylor to get her take on being a North Dakotan in the Medora Musical and more!

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