Top Six Reasons You Will Have the Best Time Ever in Medora in June

Some might say that things get better with age, but I’m here to tell you that in Medora – the early bird gets the worm.

As we open the season, these are the reasons that I think you’ll have the best time in Medora if you come in June.

1. Be the First to See The Shows

See the shows first and make your friends jealous. Ever been the first to use new things? The amphitheater has new chairs, a new show, but the same great family feel!

And you can hardly call the Old Town Hall Theater ‘old’ anymore! It’s been updated and improved to handle the series we’re calling Broadway in the Badlands. There’s plenty of NEW entertainment to get in on there.

2. The Grass Is Greener

No, really it is! The spring rains make flowers brighter and the grass is greener. At this time of year, you can’t take a bad photo of Theodore Roosevelt National Park or Medora landscapes in June! As the sun continues to make its presence known, the Badlands of North Dakota transform right before our eyes and remind us that fall is (all too near) right around the corner.

3. See the Wild Animals LIVE


Have you seen anything cuter than a baby bison? Me either! Turns out they grown up and grow bigger pretty fast. That doesn’t mean they aren’t incredible, but they lose a little bit of that “cuteness.” 

4. Perfect Temps in June

It’s Goldilocks weather. Not too hot and not too cold.

If you’re an early riser, the fresh morning air matches the light dew that rests on the grass.  Draw early and get the perfect sunrise picture over the beautiful badlands by hiking up Ridgeline Trail or taking a drive to the Painted Canyon Overlook.

The afternoon sky is likely filled with fluffy clouds and a bright sun. Temps in June average a high of 79°F. This is a perfect time to walk the sidewalks or boardwalk in the city or take in a show at the air-conditioned Old Town Hall Theater.

Medora evenings cool down just a little but not until 7:30pm or 8pm on the best days. That’s just in time to get snuggled into the evening’s activities happening at the Burning Hills Amphitheater. A light jacket in June is a good idea for any fair-weather friends.

5. Just In Time

If you get to Medora in June, you’ll have the rest of the summer to come back one more time!

With so many events to choose from the summer schedule likely has another of your favorites tee’d up. Speaking of swinging sticks, the Bully Pulpit Golf Course will throw you a different game nearly every day so you can’t possibly play it too many times in one summer!

The secret about Medora is that new memories are waiting to be created every time you visit. That makes it different every day!  The History stays the same but the players change! 


6. See #1. No one wants to be last!

And no one wants to miss out.  

7. BONUS REASON

Summer will be over before you know it! If you think your schedule is already full, do your best to find an open day or two. The weekdays are as exciting in Medora as are the weekends. HINT: they are a little less crowded too.


So – 

Bring the whole family (like the whole family!! Medora is great for family reunions) or just a few friends. We’ve got seats, beds, plates, and things to do!

Just take a look at the jam-packed Medora Event Calendar


Still not convinced June is the best month to travel to Medora?  

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Must-Have Selfies in Medora

If you’re new to selfies or have already worn out your third selfie-stick this week the ingredients to an awesome make-your-friends jealous selfie = YOU+ A Smile + Awe-Inspiring locations.

 

We rounded up the must-have selfie locations in Medora and the Theodore Roosevelt National Park to give you a starting point. There are likely hundreds more!

 

Here’s a challenge for you –  get out and show us your favorite Medora selfie spot!

 

Hashtag #MedoraSelfie #Medora or tag @medora_nd on Instagram or @MedoraND on Twitter and you might just see yourself in this article!

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With the Wooden Cowboy at the Burning Hills Amphitheater 

Medora City Overlook in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

With Teddy Roosevelt in front of Old Town Theater

Up top the Balcony at Little Mo’s

(Tip, get to the Restaurant by 8:30pm to be seated on the Balcony. Balcony seating closes at 9pm)

At the Entrance to TRNP Sign

At the Chateau

At Painted Canyon Overlook

Atop a Badlands Hiking Trail

National Park Selfie

With a Horse of Course

With Teddy Roosevelt Himself!

With Sheriff Bear (find him at the Musical)

Amphitheater Terrace with iconic MEDORA sign

Pitchfork Steak Fondue with Beautiful Badlands behind

BONUS: With Stacy The Bison (ask around town to find her location!)

So, happy snapping! If you don’t how will anyone know that you actually experienced it?

 

WOMEN OF MEDORA: SHEILA SCHAFER

WOMEN OF MEDORA: SHEILA SCHAFER

Originally published by Inspired Women Magazine.

ELEVATE conference is coming to Medora, and we couldn’t be more excited! Medora’s past is weaved with the stories and presence of so many strong women and we cannot wait to help celebrate that! The most prominent lady of Medora, Sheila Schafer, is the perfect women to feature for the conference. Learn about her story…

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TR Medora Foundation Launches 2018 Business Membership Program

TR Medora Foundation Launches 2018 Business Membership Program
Members support the TRMF Mission and Get Great Perks

Connect your story, to the amazing story of the North Dakota Badlands. Again in 2018, businesses from around the region can join the hundreds of thousands that make Medora their tradition every year, by becoming a Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation Business member.

TRMF Business Memberships include philanthropic support for TRMF and major perks for members and their employees. Read More »

Inspired Women Magazine to host Elevate Conference in Medora Sept. 6 & 7

 

 

 

 

 

INSPIRED WOMAN MAGAZINE TO ANNOUNCE FALL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

INSPIRED WOMAN MAGAZINE TO ANNOUNCE FALL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
The magazine will host the first-ever ELEVATE conference in Medora, North Dakota on September 6-7, 2018.

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Interview with 2018 Burning Hills Singer — Misti Koop

As a Grand Forks, ND native, Misti Koop is grateful and overjoyed to be returning for her sixth season as a Burning Hills Singer! We caught up with this energetic, fan-favorite hometown girl to get her thoughts on what she’s been up to and the upcoming Medora Musical season!

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Interview with 2018 Burning Hills Singer — Alyssa Scott

Fargo, ND native Alyssa Scott is thrilled to be returning to Medora for her second summer as a Burning Hills Singer. We dropped a few questions her way via email and she answered them from her Nashville, TN abode!

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Medora to Screen New “Being TR” Short Doci

Medora to Screen New “Being TR” Short Doci

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) announced today that a new short documentary titled “Being TR” will have a pre-release screening this Tuesday at the North Dakota Heritage Center with the filmmaker, Samuel Sprynczynatyk.

In addition to the screening, TRMF will announce a good-will tour to France, led by Medora’s TR, to celebrate the life and death of President Roosevelt’s youngest son, Quentin, who perished 100 years ago while fighting over the battlefields of WWI.

A press conference and film screening will be held: 
Tuesday, April 24
11:00am CDT
Great Plains Theater, ND Heritage Center, Bismarck, ND

Members of the public and media are invited to join the event to see the screening, hear remarks from the filmmaker and Theodore Roosevelt.

The short documentary was shot late in the summer of 2017 by Samuel Sprynczynatyk, his significant other, Medora, and in collaboration with Joe Wiegand and TRMF. The short has been entered in film festivals around the region, and after Tuesday’s first-public screening, it will be released more broadly.

On July 14, 1918, Bastille Day, Lieutenant Quentin Roosevelt, U.S. Army Air Corps – 95th Aero Squadron and youngest child of President & Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, made the ultimate sacrifice for French freedom, while flying during the final months of World War One.

Had Quentin returned from his morning mission, he would have been in charge of music for a local Bastille Day celebration. Exactly 100 years after Quentin’s death in battle, the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation will send a troupe of American musicians and actors on a performance pilgrimage to France, to play the music and salute the friendship of the people of France and the United States.

The troupe and TRMF are currently accepting contributions to help fund the tour, with over $6,000 raised of a $20,000 goal.

A full schedule of the tour and fundraising information can be found at: MEDORA.COM/Quentin100

About the film maker, Samuel Sprynczynatyk 
Samuel is an Award Winning Independent Documentary Filmmaker in North Dakota whose passion is telling stories and capturing moments with a visual and emotional beauty. He has been working in film for over 10 years and have had experience in most every style of filmmaking.

He is a one man band and has been self taught — handling each film project from start to finish, from pre-production all the way to the final color grade. He brings a very naturalistic style to his filmmaking. He strives to tell stories that make a difference in this world.

See more of Samuel’s work at: www.samuelspry.com/

About the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) is a public non-profit organization that was formed in 1986 by a multi-million dollar gift from Harold Schafer and his family – most famously known as the founders of the Gold Seal Company, the maker of Mr. Bubble, Glass Wax and other nationally-known household products.

For Harold, the beauty and history of Medora and the Badlands was just too much to let disappear with the sands of time – so he made it his life’s work to save it for generations to come. He began his labor of love in 1962, revitalized what we know today as the Medora Musical in 1965. Harold continued giving to the historic cow town frequented by Theodore Roosevelt, the Marquis de Mores, and many-a rough-and-tumble westerner until his passing in 2001.

Today, we at TRMF strive to accomplish its mission to preserve, present, and serveall that Harold loved about Medora by operating history, education, entertainment businesses that allow the traveling public to fully enjoy the beautiful North Dakota Badlands.
Through the contributions and teamwork of a board of directors, a full time staff of 45, 300 seasonal employees, over 500 seasonal volunteers, and financial backing from generous supporters, TRMF connects people to Medora for positive, life-changing experiences.

When You Don’t Have Time to Read Remember: Ta Eph’hemin

By Jewel Eliese

Do you have time to read?

 

Most people would say they don’t, especially when they are a busy Medora employee.

 

One reason is that Medora, our wonderful little city, is like a timer; it’s always counting down. We count down the days until the musical starts, to hear those sweet Burning Hill’s singer’s voices echoing over the buttes with the sun setting behind their dancing feet.

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