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.

Kick off your evening with the Pitchfork Steak Fondue at the Tjaden Terrace.  This unique dining experience is sure to please the whole family. The dinner features sirloin steaks “fondued” in oil, garlic toast, coleslaw, and all the fixin’s.  Monday through Thursday, there is also a Cowboy Cookout option, which includes ribs, buffalo, and grilled chicken. Your younger cowboys and cowgirls can also enjoy hotdogs and mac’n’cheese in this relaxed western atmosphere.  Live entertainment, compliments of the Coal Diggers Band and Bill Sorensen, make for a truly memorable evening against the backdrop of the North Dakota Badlands.

Once you’ve had your fill, head down the sidewalk to the Burning Hills Amphitheatre, home of the Medora Musical: The Greatest Show in the West! The Medora Musical is a high-energy, family friendly presentation that celebrates our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, and life in the west. This show is constantly changing, but always great!  Each year, the musical features several different featured acts throughout the season, and every year, we rotate different components in and out of the show.  If you still have any room in your stomach after the fondue, there are snacks available for purchase in the mid-level concessions stand.  This year, we introduced a brand-new musical start time of 7:30 p.m., so you can make a day trip to Medora with a little less stress!

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Already been to the musical? Come to Theodore’s Dining Room for a fine dining experience.  Our menu includes a wide range of options to satisfy any palate, from exotic buffalo to walleye and several delicious dinner salads. Don’t forget one of our wonderful hand-made desserts! If you’re looking for a more relaxed dining atmosphere, the Badlands Pizza Parlor is open until 11:30 p.m., depending on the season. They feature a wide range of pizza toppings, as well as a selection of sub sandwiches.

Are you a golfer? Bully Pulpit is open until dark, and features some great sunsets. Twilight Rate starts at 1 p.m., and the Sunset Rate is only $39. You have never experienced golf like this!

Bully Pulpit Golf Course

Another great place to catch a sunset is Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Wind Canyon, situated just a short hike off the driving loop in the park, has a spectacular view of the sunset.

Our visitors tell us that they are pleasantly surprised by the class-act evening entertainment. We just say, “We do this every night, just for you.”

Call 1-800-MEDORA-1 or go to to make reservations.

Let us know where your favorite evening hangout is in Medora by commenting below!



  1. Richard Arends--Gail Arends
    September 9, 2013    

    My wife and I are interested in the volunteer program for the 2014 season. We live in Moorhead, Minnesota. Address is 1717 32d street south, 56560. Phone 218-233-6254. Thanks-look forward to hearing from you. Richard and Gail Arends

  2. Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
    September 16, 2013    

    Hi Richard! We have forwarded your request to Denis Montplaisir who is our Volunteer Coordinator. He should be in touch with you!

  3. melissa
    July 21, 2014    

    Hi, my family and I will be visiting and I was wondering if any place nearby offered Karaoke. thank you.

  4. As of right now no, but Boots Bar and Grill may on Tuesday nights. Their number is 701-623-2668

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