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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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MEDORA — The missing link on North Dakota’s longest and most premiere recreational trail is in place.

MEDORA — The missing link on North Dakota’s longest and most premiere recreational trail is in place.

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After two decades of development, the north and south segments of the Maah Daah Hey Trail are joined together with a 2.5-mile segment leaving from Sully Creek State Park south of Medora. The connecting link is in some of the prettiest Badlands country and makes possible seamless passage from the original 100 miles of Maah Daah Hey Trail to the newer 50-mile stretch, called by some The Deuce. READ MORE »

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Ranked as one of America’s Ten Best Presidential Attractions

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Ranked as one of America’s Ten Best Presidential Attractions

The marvelous Theodore Roosevelt National Park has finished 5th in Travel Channel’s competition for “Best Presidential Attractions”. With unparalleled beauty, we can see why it ranks so high.
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Bully Pulpit. Golf Course and…TV Star?

Bully Pulpit. Golf Course and…TV Star?

Bully Pulpit Golf Course

Bully Pulpit  made its first TV appearance this year in the new North Dakota Tourism ad campaign-and it tells a great story. After I watched it, I got to thinking about golf stories and how everybody has one.

But before I show you the video, here’s one of my favorite golf stories.

It goes back to may 15th, 2005. I was fifteen and in my sophomore year of high school. My dad and I were playing a mid-afternoon round at a golf course in Minot. Like many of you, my father got me started in golf and I always cherish rounds with him, even though at this time I hadn’t beaten him. Although I had come close many times, victory had eluded me because his trash talking always got into my head. READ MORE »

Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trail Update: 1-10-14

Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trail Update: 1-10-14

 

Most of the trails are good to fair. The staff is continue to work on maintenance and grooming to make the trails enjoyable for you. Your best ski and snowshoe experience would be found toward the northern end of the trail system. The trail conditions as of 1-10-14 are as follows: READ MORE »

2013 Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails Now Open at the Bully Pulpit Golf Course

2013 Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails Now Open at the Bully Pulpit Golf Course

It’s that time of year again – the time when we North Dakotans look for ways to enjoy the snowy season without following the geese south. It’s ski and snowshoe season!

Bully Pulpit Golf Course is once again offering a cross country skiing and snowshoe trail across the beautiful winter Badlands where golfers enjoy the links in the summer.

If you’ve hit the trails at the Bully Pulpit in the past, there have been a few changes to our map, but the overall mileage will remain very much the same. The trail head will begin at the Bully Pulpit Clubhouse. The site allows plenty of room for parking and unloading.

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Ski Map 2013

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We have six trails available for your recreation.  Three of the trails are amongst the trees and are a little more weaving-and-winding, while the other three have longer straight sections in the open prairie, with a minor amount of slopes to traverse. All the trails range in length from ¾ to 1.1 miles in length, and offer an easy degree of difficulty.  READ MORE »

Park Entrance Fees Waived for Veterans Day Weekend

To commemorate Veterans Day, the National Park Service is offering free admission at all park units Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11.  Entrance fees will be waived at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, giving visitors one last fee-free opportunity to enjoy spectacular badlands scenery before winter.

“It is important to remember our veterans, including Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, and what they have done for our country,” said Superintendent Valerie Naylor.  “Spending a single day or an entire weekend enjoying our national parks is a wonderful way to honor our veterans and celebrate our national heritage.”

The North and South Unit Visitor Centers will be open for business.  The South Unit Visitor Center will be open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST and the North Unit Visitor Center will be open 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST.

The other two national park units in North Dakota – Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site near Williston and Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton – are among the more than 200 national parks that never charge entrance fees.

Information on all 401 national park units is available at www.nps.gov.

Bully Pulpit breaks 2012 rounds of play count, on course to break all-time record

Course logs its 15,872nd round of the year, on track to set all-time record by end of season

(MEDORA, ND) – Bully Pulpit Golf Course announced today that as of Thursday, September 19th, at 12:30 p.m., more rounds had been played to date in 2013 than in all of 2012 – and the course is on pace to set an all-time record of 17,000 rounds-played before the season is out.

During the entirety of the 2012 season, 15,871 rounds were played at Bully Pulpit and it’s year of record came during its inaugural season in 2004, when just over 16,000 rounds were played. The 2013 season is set to surpass both substantially.

“Bully Pulpit’s naming as one of America’s Top 100 Public Courses by Golf Digest has undoubtedly played a big role in bringing more people out to experience the course this year.” remarked Bully Pulpit PGA Pro Casey Moen. “With that honor, I think a lot of area players were reminded that there is a truly world-class golf course right here in the North Dakota Badlands – and they don’t want to miss out on it.”

“The course is the best it’s ever been this year. And the phenomenal number of players we’re seeing is a testament to that.” Moen continues. “We’re seeing an uptick in play from Western North Dakota, of course, but we’re also seeing more players from the Twin Cities area, a region we focused on with our marketing campaign this year.

“Based on pre-bookings and the number of players coming on a daily basis, I feel confident that if the weather holds out, we could hit 17,000 rounds this year and set a new, all-time record for Bully Pulpit.”

Bully Pulpit’s last day of play is scheduled for October 27th, 2013.

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About Bully Pulpit Golf Course

Bully Pulpit Golf Course is an 18-hole venue built right into the rugged North Dakota Badlands. The course’s first year of play was in 2004, with 2013 marking its tenth year of operation by the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. Since opening, Bully Pulpit has been honored with a number of national accolades including being named one of America’s Top 100 Public Course by Golf Digest in 2013.

The course features five different tees, with total yardage ranging from a comfortable 4,750 total yards from the forward tees, to a challenging 7,166 at the tips.

Bully Pulpit’s signature holes – number 14, 15, and 16 – have been dubbed “The Badlands Holes” and showcase the Bully Pulpit experience best. From the time players begin their assent to the tee box of number 14, to their last putt on the 16th green, they’ve navigated an up-and-down elevation change of nearly 500 vertical feet, played the most stark contrasts of greens-and-native-rough the course has to offer, and enjoyed a view of the North Dakota Badlands unsurpassed anywhere.

It’s this three-hole trifecta that has attracted golf enthusiasts from 34 U.S. states and numerous countries around the world to Medora’s Bully Pulpit Golf Course.

 

CONTACT:
Justin Fisk, Marketing Director
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
justinf@medora.com