Medora Musical Honored with Tourism Award

April 26, 2012

For more information contact:
Dylan Edwards
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
800-633-6721 ext. 8812

Medora Musical honored with Governor’s Travel & Tourism Award for attraction of the year

Bismarck, N.D. – The Medora Musical was honored with the 2012 Governor’s Travel and Tourism award for the attraction of the year. The award was presented at the North Dakota Travel and Tourism conference recently held in Bismarck.

This year marks the 48th summer season of the Medora Musical, a professionally-produced Broadway-style show that honors Theodore Roosevelt and his time spent in the North Dakota Badlands. Set in the North Dakota Badlands, it showcases American patriotism, cowboys and horses, and western and gospel music. Audiences are treated to an exciting array of song and dance routines performed by the Burning Hills Singers and accompanied by the on-stage band, the Coal Diggers.

“The Medora Musical proudly entertains people with the goal to have them feel that North Dakota will be remembered as one of their favorite travel spots in the world,” said Randy Hatzenbuhler, president of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. “We’re honored to be recognized with the 2012 Governor’s Travel and Tourism award for the attraction of the year.”

The 2012 season of the Medora Musical kicks off June 8 and features nightly performances at 8:30 p.m. MDT through September 8.

More than three million people have enjoyed the Medora Musical, a North Dakota tradition; a little more than half of them have been North Dakotans, the rest come from all over the U.S. and the world. About 100,000 people see the show annually.

The Medora Musical has been recognized by the Library of Congress as an “American Legacy Event,” and the American Bus Association has named it a “Top 100 Event in America” on a nearly-annual basis.


Medora is located at the entrance to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As North Dakota’s #1 vacation destination, Medora offers family entertainment in an Old West atmosphere.

For more information about Medora and the Medora Musical, visit: For more information about Theodore Roosevelt National Park:

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