Posts in category Summer

There is No Tradition Like a Medora Family Tradition

Families have made Medora their summer vacation destination for years, and we love seeing them grow year after year.

 

Every year, hundreds of families make their way back to Medora to fulfil a tradition that goes back decades.

 

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The 1st Annual Bull Moose Mud Run

The 1st Annual Bull Moose Mud Run Went Off with a Bang–

–quite literally, as Lady Medora shot the gun that started what seems to have become a new favorite event in Medora.

 

It was the perfect day for a race… or was it an obstacle course? …Maybe a mud bath?

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Jared Mason: LIVE! A Review

Jared Mason, former Burning Hills Singer and Tony Award-winning Broadway star, has been wowing audiences in Medora all summer long with his solo concerts! It’s something you’ll have to see to believe!

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Golf your best round at Bully Pulpit: How to play the back nine

Golf your best round at Bully Pulpit: How to play the back nine

You’ve reached the back nine! Your drives were true and your irons accurate. Now the real test of your golf skill begins. We’ll start you off slowly, but once fourteen comes around — all bets are off.

Rattlesnakes will rattle in the brush. Your golf cart will squeal as you question whether or not it’ll make it up the bluff. Captivating vistas await, but so do daunting tee shots and tucked-away pins.  You’re golfing IN the Badlands. Not around them, in them. As General Alfred Sully would say, “the Badlands look like Hell with the fires put out.” No golfing experience comes close to this.

You’re rounds almost finished. Plan your shots out and execute them. Just make sure you take the time to appreciate the scenery. Bully! READ MORE »

Top 10 reasons to spend your 4th of July in Medora.

Top 10 reasons to spend your 4th of July in Medora.

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The 4th of July in Medora
is a very special time. Patriotism is abundant as guests from all over the nation pour in to experience the most patriotic holiday in our historic town. We love the 4th so much here in Medora and would love for you to see why. Here are the top ten reasons you should make us your 4th of July destination this summer: READ MORE »

Going crazy planning your Medora vacation? We are here to help!

Going crazy planning your Medora vacation? We are here to help!

Are you struggling to decide what to see and do during your trip to Medora this summer? We thought so, which is why we created a handy-dandy “Trip Planning Page”. Take a gander at just some of what we’ve set up for you.

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Season Passes are on Sale Now!

Season Passes are on Sale Now!

 

The auditions are in the books. The hosts, cast, band, and featured variety acts have all been picked. Your 2014 Medora Musical is closer than ever and we can’t wait to see you out here! Now I can’t give you all the details (We have to keep them a surprise for just a little longer), but what I can say is that this years Musical is setting up to be one of the best ever! Season tickets are on sale now and you can click here to buy your Season Pass! As always the cast is A+ and the three variety acts are sure to delight. Keep your eyes and ears open, as more announcements will be coming soon.

The Delicious Pitchfork Steak Fondue

The Delicious Pitchfork Steak Fondue

There are many exceptional dining experiences in Medora!  The most unique is the Pitchfork Steak Fondue. Where else can you savor a fondued 12 oz. rib-eye steak as you overlook the Badlands from atop a bluff at the Tjaden Terrace. We might be a little bias but Beth Schatz Kaylor who writes the fabulous blog Rhubarb and Venison agrees, the Pitchfork Fondue and the Medora Musical make for a wonderful evening!  Here are a few snippets from her recent post about the Pitchfork Fondue and Medora Musical.

“Deep fried steak. That’s supposed to be the star attraction at the Pitchfork Fondue in Medora, ND, but I’ve gotta tell you, although the steak is great, the view from the Pitchfork Fondue dining area is simply spectacular. Bring your camera.

But back to the food. As any visitor knows, when you go to Medora, you have to make a night out of 1) the Pitchfork Fondue, followed by 2) the Medora Musical. My carnivore husband LOVES the Pitchfork Fondue. As someone who treads a little heavier in vegetables than meat, even I admit that this is one tasty steak. Throw a steak in a pot of boiling hot oil and it sears immediately, creating a juicy cut with a crispy crust. As a crust fanatic, I completely approve of a crusty steak. A country band plays as diners load up their metal lunch trays (yay for reusable trays!) with coleslaw, baked beans, baked potatoes, raw veggies and Texas toast. The sides aren’t particularly interesting – they all play second fiddle to the meaty entree. “

 

You can read Beth Schatz Kaylor’s  full post Pitchfork Fondue in Medora, ND here!

Medora Nightlife

Medora Nightlife

Medora is a swingin’ town.  During the day, you can go on trail rides and buggy rides, visit the museums, or enjoy the Family Fun Center. You can hike, go mini golfing, or enjoy the different day shows.  One would think that things slow down toward the evening; but the fun really kicks up in Medora when the sky starts to dim. READ MORE »

13 Things You Never Knew About the Greatest Show in the West!

13 Things You Never Knew About the Greatest Show in the West!

1. The rows in the Burning Hills Ampitheatre are designated by letter.  There are no rows lettered “I” or “O” in order to avoid confusion with the numbers one and zero.

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2. Medora’s original stage production “Old Four-Eyes” ran from 1958 to 1963.

3. The Burning Hills Ampitheatre is considered the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation’s first major project. READ MORE »