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Here’s What’s Next in Medora: Point To Point Park

Originally Published in the 2019 Spring Newsletter

We’ve been looking at that big open space beside the Badlands Motel, as you first arrive in Medora, for many years, wondering “What would be the best use of that land?”

Finally, we’ve settled on an answer to that question: Welcome to Point to Point Park!

Named for Theodore Roosevelt’s favorite game, we’re creating a brand new place for families to enjoy the Badlands together—a perfect downtown Medora destination for adventurers of all ages.

The Park will have a combination of free and ticketed attractions, including all-new mini golf, Medora’s own “slant house,” a zero-entry pool and 400 foot long lazy river, a community splash pad, a kid-friendly “jump pillow,” and shade structures. And, what is sure to become one of Medora’s main attractions, a Badlands Zipline Ride.

We’ve been talking about a Medora Zipline ever since a few of the participants in our 2007 TRMF sponsored Panama Canal cruise tried one, on one of our cruise stops. We thought the North Dakota Badlands would be a perfect place for such an attraction. So here we go! The Zipline will run up and down the big butte behind the Badlands Motel.

The Point to Point Park will tuck in between the motel and the existing Children’s Park, as well as in the big vacant space beside the motel. It will be the first thing families see when they arrive in town, and for many it will be the first stop on their Medora adventure.

It’s the newest in a series of major investments in Medora to enhance and expand the experience our visitors and guests have.

The idea and concept is driven in large part by the longheld awareness of the need to create attractions and attractors for what we have come to call the “missing middle,” young people in their teens and their families. The new park is just the attraction young families and grandparents have been waiting for.

This park will also encourage the “more adventurous” members of the family to experience the picturesque buttes by taking a marked climbing route to the top of the Badlands overlooking Historic Medora, where they’ll find native geology and vegetation, and the park may one day showcase the remarkable personalities of Medora through statues or other historic preservation ideas.

It will also offer the community and its visitors nearly 100 new paved parking spaces. Although geared toward a younger crowd, the entire experience will be enjoyed and utilized by young and old.

It will be a place to socialize, to relax, to exercise and simply play together, surrounded by the beauty of the Badlands and the history of Medora.

As with our other major projects, we’re seeking sponsors for this new attraction. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Joslyn Tooz, our Major Gifts Officer at: 701-223-4800, or e-mail her at joslynt@medora.com

To read the rest of the Spring 2019 Newsletter follow this link.

There is No Tradition Like a Medora Family Tradition

Families have made Medora their summer vacation destination for years, and we love seeing them grow year after year.

 

Every year, hundreds of families make their way back to Medora to fulfil a tradition that goes back decades.

 

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You’ve Gotta Eat–Eat Good in Medora!

There are so many things to do in Medora, make sure eating is one of them!

 

Sure, Medora is known for its Musical talent, its fantastic entertainment, and its friendly workers.

 

With live shows like the Medora Musical and Jared Mason: LIVE!, concerts like Legends: a Tribute by Kat Perkins and 1964: The Tribute, and historical re-enactments like A TR Salute to Medora, it’s no surprise that Medora’s other attractive qualities get lost in the mix.

 

But everyone’s got to eat, and conveniently, Medora has some of the best food you’ll ever taste!

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Endless Exploration

TR National Park: Ranger Programs

If you’ve ever spent any time in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, you’ll know there is way too much to see in just one day. In fact, there might be way too much to see in a week, or a year, or even a life time!

 

Even so, the Rangers at TR National Park want to help you discover as much as you possibly can about the park and the wildlife that call it home while you’re here in Medora, and this is why they have a plethora of actives lined up every week! READ MORE »

The 1st Annual Bull Moose Mud Run

The 1st Annual Bull Moose Mud Run Went Off with a Bang–

–quite literally, as Lady Medora shot the gun that started what seems to have become a new favorite event in Medora.

 

It was the perfect day for a race… or was it an obstacle course? …Maybe a mud bath?

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Who Is Cowboy Lyle?

Cowboy Lyle:

He seems to be everywhere. You can find him walking down the streets of Medora, and it’s no rare sight to see him greeting guests at the Medora Musical, but who is Cowboy Lyle really?

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The Buffalo Head – Medora’s Newest Photo Opp!

Magnificent New Art Enters Medora’s Historic Streets!

Medora has a reputation for the preservation of the wonderful history of the American Northwest. Whether it is through the Medora Musical, TR Salute to Medora, or the Chateau de Mores, we are invested helping you experience our history. However, this summer, you may notice something new to Medora as you drive through our streets.

 

This year we have introduced a new piece of artwork to our community!

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11 Incredible Photos of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The New York Times recently named Theodore Roosevelt National Park the number 5 place you should visit in 2016. This has got a lot of people talking about the park. But, as anyone who has ever explored TRNP knows, words can’t always do it justice.

So, here are 11 incredible photos of TRNP that do all the talking!

Hike in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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This year, EXPERIENCE THE BADLANDS. Pre-register now.

This year, EXPERIENCE THE BADLANDS. Pre-register now.

The best way to experience the Badlands – and we mean really experience them – is to get right in the heart of ’em the way Teddy would.

And the best way to do that, is to take in some of our favorite Badlands events.

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Here are a few great Badlands events so, mark your calendars and
pre-register now for some great savings!

 

Badlands Gravel Battle – May 29
A bike race through the back-roads of the Badlands. The Badlands Gravel Battle grinds across fast and rugged, red scoria roads in a 120 or 75 mile loop!
Learn more and save 20% when you sign up on Jan 1!

 

Medora’s Bully Run – June 4
This 5k Fun Run or Walk winds its way through Historic Medora and the beautiful Badlands during opening weekend of the Medora Musical. 
Sign up for just $15 when you pre-register starting Jan 1!

 

MDH 100 Mountain Bike Race – August 6
These 100, 75, 50, or 25 mile Maah Daah Hey races take you across one of the most majestic single-track adventures in the world. With miles of uninterrupted trail through the heart of the rugged Badlands, this is a race you will never forget!
Learn more and save 20% when you sign up on Jan 1!

 

Maah Daah Hey 5k/10k Trail Run – August 20
Experience the breath-taking beauty of the North Dakota Badlands as you run on portions of the renowned, Maah Daah Hey Trail!
Learn more about this revamped run!

 

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For more information on these and other events,
head to Medora.com/Events all year.

(above: Nick Ybarra rides a scenic ridge near the Maah Daah Hey trail)

PS – If the MDH 100 isn’t enough fun (or torture!) for you, the new Maah Daah Hey 150 Mountain Bike Race will be held September 17 – 22. Registration details here.

Medora’s 13th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally to Take Place Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13

Medora’s 13th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally to Take Place Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13

This year’s rally to feature the 1st Annual Badlands Kite Fest

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) is excited to announce that the 13th Annual Medora Hot Air Balloon Rally, and 1st Annual Badlands Kite Fest, will take place Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13.

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