Medora Musical attendance surges to over 92,000

Show finishes 2013 season with attendance increase for second consecutive year

(MEDORA, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation announced today that at the conclusion of the 2013 Medora Musical season, 92,462 attendees had taken in the “Greatest Show in the West” – an increase of 9% over last year’s attendance numbers.

“It is nice to see the attendance growth for the second consecutive year; it is good for Medora,” remarked TRMF President Randy Hatzenbuhler. “Last year we saw a slight increase in attendance of the Musical and we used what visitors told us they wanted to see improved to make some great changes for 2013 – including a new 7:30 p.m. MDT show time and updates to the musical performance itself.

Hatzenbuhler adds, “We’ve had wonderful feedback from our guests about the improvements to this year’s show. When we hear such positive comments, together with the increase in attendance, there’s no doubt that the prospects for the 50th year of the Medora Musical in 2014 are bright. It is also the 125th year of statehood for North Dakota, so we are already working on the 2014 show.”

The final attendance numbers released today come on the heels of another exciting announcement that, for the third year in a row, the Medora Musical was named one of North America’s 100 Best Events for 2014 by the American Bus Association (ABA).

Events eligible for the annual award are chosen by an elite tourism industry selection committee that evaluates hundreds of events from throughout the U.S. and Canada. Judges consider the event’s broad appeal, its accessibility to motorcoaches and skill at handling large groups, and a variety of other relevant criteria. Winners are selected from celebrations, festivals, fairs and commemorative events.

The 2014 Medora Musical will show June 6 – September 6. For more information, visit


About the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation

The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) is a public non-profit organization that was formed in 1986.

The TRMF operates lodging, entertainment, recreation, and services in the beautiful North Dakota Badlands through the contributions and teamwork of a board of directors, a full time staff of approximately 30, over 300 seasonal employees, nearly 500 seasonal volunteers, and financial support from generous supporters of TRMF’s vision to connect people to Medora for positive, life-changing experiences


Justin Fisk, Marketing Director
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation

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