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Spur Your Inner Artist with Drawing & Watercolor

Experience a creative vacation in Medora this summer!

 

Join Barbara Benda Nagle, professional artist and instructor as she teaches “Spur Your Inner Artist with Drawing and Watercolor” workshop June 4 – 7.  A native of Wahpeton, ND, Barbara excels in simplifying art concepts so all levels of learners may succeed.

 

In this 4-day workshop, you will learn:

  • How to execute a variety of drawing and watercolor techniques
  • How to make sense of the color wheel and use it to your advantage
  • How to use “value” (lights and darks) to make paintings dramatic
  • How to design your painting rather than copy photographs
  • How to create strong, dynamic compositions

 

This workshop takes place in the state-of-the-art Bill and Jane Marcil Life Skills Center in Medora.  Class size is limited – the first 15 registrants will secure a spot.  Payment options vary from workshop only to the popular Stay and Paint package, which includes lodging at the historic Rough Rider Hotel.

 

For more details, please visit our event listing here or call 701-610-9529.

 

To book your spot, please call
1-800-MEDORA-1

 

For more information about Barbara’s teaching philosophy, please visit www.barbarabendanagle.com

Barbara Benda Nagle with her “Portrait of Big Pappy”

 

Yoga in the Badlands!

Yoga for Energy

10 ways to make the most of Labor Day in Medora!

1. See special, off-day showings of Jared Mason: LIVE! and The Medora Gospel Brunch on Monday
2. See the fireworks at the Medora Musical
3. Snap the perfect Instagram photo with Teddy
4. Grab your pals and go for a horseback ride
5. Crawl into the Roosevelt’s Outpost tent

6. Devour pizza with the fam

7. Enjoy a delicious cocktail at TR’s Tavern

8. Post a photo of you and Cowboy Lyle to Facebook

9. Have a mini golf putting contest (loser buys ice cream!)

10. Go for a hike in TR National Park

BONUS: Let ‘er rip at Bully Pulpit Golf Course

On Labor Day Monday, take in a concert in downtown Medora at noon and 2:00pm MDT

 

Kids’ Korral

Your child couldn’t dream up better Western-fun than what they’ll find in Medora. From sinking putts at the Medora Mini Golf to taking pictures with Cowboy Lyle before the Medora Musical begins, there’s so much for kids to do. Take a look!  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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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.

Enjoy!

jared and emily press play

 

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

 

Jared Mason: Live &

The Medora Gospel Brunch, staring Emily Walter

 

A Magical Musical Medora Christmas

A Magical Musical Medora Christmas

Featuring musical performances by Emily Walter and Jared Mason and magic of Bill Sorensen

(MEDORA, ND) Today the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) announced that three best of the west entertainers are bringing Medora-style, family entertainment to the four corners of the state with 13 shows in 10 communities between Nov. 28 and Dec. 13, 2015.

A Magical Musical Medora Christmas variety show will feature three of the top performers to have graced the stage of the Burning Hills Amphitheater, including Medora Musical co-hosts Bill Sorenson and Emily Walter. They will be joined by yodeler extraordinaire Jared Mason.

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Beat the heat at the Family Fun Center

Beat the heat at the Family Fun Center

You’ve checked into the Rough Riders Hotel, picked up the the perfect souvenirs for your best friend at the Rough Riders Gift Shop and treated yourself to the best ice cream this side of the Missouri. Your’re going to a Theodore Roosevelt Salute to Medora and of course you already have your tickets to the Medora Musical. Only thing is, you still have a couple of hours to kill. What do you do? If watching your smiling kids do all the running and jumping while you sit and relax sounds amazing, saunter on over to the Family Fun Center.

Medora's Family Fun Center

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Six attractions you must see on your Medora vacation

Six attractions you must see on your Medora vacation

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Every Medora vacation should have a trip to the Medora Musical and a drive through the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. However, some of the most memorable vacations come from venturing off the beaten path. These six attractions are sure to make a great vacation an unforgettable one! READ MORE »

4 Astonishing Hiking Trails in TRNP You Must Experience.

If you haven’t heard, North Dakota Tourism came out with some fantastic new ads promoting our great state. One of our favorite’s shows the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in all its majesty. The ad goes on to show many of our favorite land marks and gets everybody here in Medora excited about going on a hike.

The ad also got us thinking, what are some of the must see spots when you go to TRNP? After much debate, here is our top four:

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.

2. Wind Canyon
Enjoy hiking this nature trail alongside a wind-sculpted canyon as you climb to the best views of the Little Missouri River. It’s the Park Ranger’s best kept secret for watching sunsets.

3. Buck Hill
Located one mile north of Paddock Creek, Buck Hill is a great vantage point to see wild horses or roaming buffalo. It’s a steep trail, but it’s worth every step.

4. Petrified Forest
Located in the remote northwest corner of the South Unit, this hike takes you through ancient petrified forests and badlands wilderness. The loop includes the North and South Petrified Forest Trails as well as the Maah Daah Hey.

These are just four of the many great hikes TRNP has to offer. If biking is more your style, bicycles are welcome on the paved roads of TRNP, and for the more experienced rider, the Maah Daah Hey trail is an exciting ride. This summer get the family to put down their phones and pick up their feet by coming out to Medora and going on a hike or bike ride through the amazing Badlands.

Oh, here is that video that got everybody excited in the first place!

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