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United States Mint to Launch America the Beautiful Quarters Coin Honoring Theodore Roosevelt National Park


Veterans Day in Medora

All Veterans and active duty service members are invited to a special day in Medora with their families as we honor their service to our Country.

The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) will be hosting a series of special events in Medora Sunday, July 10 to honor our nation’s veterans. The annual Veterans Day Celebration salutes those who have served in the United States military.

The ceremonies will culminate with a flyover by three WWII fighter aircraft: a P-51 Mustang named “Boomer,” piloted by Fargo-based Toby McPherson, as well as a P-40 Warhawk and Navy Corsair (images below) from the world-famous Texas Flying Legends museum. Both McPherson and the Texas Flying Legends are active in supporting veterans across the nation. READ MORE »

Cast of the Medora Musical to perform at North Dakota Heritage Center Prairie Amphitheater, Bismarck

The public and media are invited to attend this pre-season showing of the Burning Hills Singers and the Co-hosts of the Medora Musical on May 17

(MEDORA, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation  and North Dakota Heritage Center are excited to announce that the cast of the 2016 Medora Musical will perform:

May 17, 2015, 1:00 p.m.

ND Heritage Center side lawn at the Prairie Amphitheater

612 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501


Bison Abound in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

President Obama just named the bison as America’s National Mammal! Now bison aren’t nearly as prevalent today as they used to be during Theodore Roosevelt’s time in Dakota Territory, but you can still see plenty of them in his namesake national park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park — the backyard of Medora, North Dakota and the New York Times’ #5 place to visit in 2016!

Here’s a few photos from our many bison encounters over the years! READ MORE »

Camel Rides Coming to the Badlands

Camel Rides Coming to the Badlands

Today, we’re excited to announce that we will be offering Camel Rides through the Badlands.

Theodore Roosevelt fell in love with these loyal, versatile, and beautiful creatures during his African Safari in 1909.

And now we’re proud to offer the Badlands experience from a whole new vantage point — from atop a striding camel.

Tickets for this new attraction starting on April 25th.

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The Bad Lands Cow Boy Rides Back into Medora!

The Bad Lands Cow Boy Rides Back into Medora!

We’ve done it! We’ve resurrected A.T. Packard’s beloved, “Bad Lands Cow Boy News Paper.” Inside, you’ll find historical accounts of Medora’s past, as well as present and future goings-on.  You can pick up your copy of the paper at locations all around town. Read on for an exclusive article!

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Schedule of events for Kat Perkins with Tigirlily on August 22 and [rescheduled to] September 7.

Schedule of events for Kat Perkins with Tigirlily on August 22 and [rescheduled to] September 7.

Kat Perkins August 23 Show Rescheduled for September 7

Due to inclement weather, and no forecasted lift in the unseasonable rain, the Kat Perkins ‘Fearless’ concert for today, August 23, in Medora’s Burning Hills Amphitheatre, has been rescheduled to September 7, 2014.

The rescheduled concert on September 7 will be held at 4:00 p.m. MDT. Ticket holders for the August 23 concert must keep their tickets to use for entry into the September 7 show.

Kat Perkins August 22 and 23 concert dates are fast approaching.  To help you plan your day or weekend in Medora, here is the itinerary for what is sure to be a magical Friday and Saturday night. All times are Mountain Daylight Time.

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Will it ruin your day if I use the word ‘snowblower? A guest blog by Clay Jenkinson.

Will it ruin your day if I use the word ‘snowblower? A guest blog by Clay Jenkinson.

This post was written by Clay Jenkinson, and originally published in his weekly column for the Bismarck Tribune.

July is almost gone. Any day now the box stores will carve out large spaces for school supplies. We all know what’s coming — what every North Dakotan knows must come — and it makes us want to linger outdoors in the evening, makes us want to schedule more picnics, more hikes, more days at the lake, more time on the river, more afternoons in the Badlands than we would think appropriate if this were southern California and summer lasted forever.

We cannot afford to pace ourselves here. North Dakotans have to squeeze in an awful lot of recreation between July 1 and Labor Day. It’s use it or lose it on the northern plains.

My daughter and I were in Medora last week to see the Medora Musical with the great Sheila Schafer, now enjoying her 50th summer in the Badlands. READ MORE »

Updated Hours for Medora Business

Updated Hours for Medora Business

It’s that time of year here in Medora. The cast is practicing, the grass greening and your favorite Medora attractions and shops are opening for business. Here are the hours of operation once the Musical starts. READ MORE »

Rootin’ Tootin’ Cowboy Shootin’ Fun!

Rootin’ Tootin’ Cowboy Shootin’ Fun!

Cowboy Mounted Shooting returns to Medora!

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This action packed family fun event involves cowboys and cowgirls of all ages riding their horses full speed while shooting at balloon targets. The event will take place June 21 and 22 at the rodeo grounds on the East end of town with FREE ADMISSION.  Competition will start at 9:30 and continue until all riders have shot their 4 runs.   Don’t worry, they shoot special black powder blanks with a range of about 20 feet. READ MORE »