Posts tagged summer fun

Opening Weekend Was a Success!

Last weekend was opening weekend at the Medora Musical–and it was one rootin’-tootin,’ boot-scootin’ heck of a time!

There was singing.

There was dancing.
There was singing while dancing.

And of course, there was laughter all night long!

 

Here are some photos of the show in case you missed opening weekend, or just want to
re-live the best weekend of your summer! READ MORE »

Golf your best round at Bully Pulpit: How to play the back nine

Golf your best round at Bully Pulpit: How to play the back nine

You’ve reached the back nine! Your drives were true and your irons accurate. Now the real test of your golf skill begins. We’ll start you off slowly, but once fourteen comes around — all bets are off.

Rattlesnakes will rattle in the brush. Your golf cart will squeal as you question whether or not it’ll make it up the bluff. Captivating vistas await, but so do daunting tee shots and tucked-away pins.  You’re golfing IN the Badlands. Not around them, in them. As General Alfred Sully would say, “the Badlands look like Hell with the fires put out.” No golfing experience comes close to this.

You’re rounds almost finished. Plan your shots out and execute them. Just make sure you take the time to appreciate the scenery. Bully! READ MORE »

Five Must-Experience Family Attractions in Medora, North Dakota

Five Must-Experience Family Attractions in Medora, North Dakota

This blog was written on July 17, 2014 by . We encourage any visitors to Medora to share their stories with us the way Kathryn has. For more of Kathryn’s writing, go to: mommykatandkids.com

One of the things I love about travelling is discovering the hidden treasures in every region, places that might not be as well-known as the big cities but that have their own special magic and appeal. Recently my boys and I visited North Dakota for a week and were able to discover one of those hidden treasures first-hand: the tourist town of Medora, just outside Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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Six attractions you must see on your Medora vacation

Six attractions you must see on your Medora vacation

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Every Medora vacation should have a trip to the Medora Musical and a drive through the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. However, some of the most memorable vacations come from venturing off the beaten path. These six attractions are sure to make a great vacation an unforgettable one! READ MORE »

Going crazy planning your Medora vacation? We are here to help!

Going crazy planning your Medora vacation? We are here to help!

Are you struggling to decide what to see and do during your trip to Medora this summer? We thought so, which is why we created a handy-dandy “Trip Planning Page”. Take a gander at just some of what we’ve set up for you.

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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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4 Astonishing Hiking Trails in TRNP You Must Experience.

If you haven’t heard, North Dakota Tourism came out with some fantastic new ads promoting our great state. One of our favorite’s shows the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in all its majesty. The ad goes on to show many of our favorite land marks and gets everybody here in Medora excited about going on a hike.

The ad also got us thinking, what are some of the must see spots when you go to TRNP? After much debate, here is our top four:

1. The Maltese Cross Cabin
Originally located about seven miles south of Medora in the wooded bottom-lands of the Little Missouri, the Maltese Cross Ranch was one of the places Theodore Roosevelt stayed during his time in North Dakota. Now located at the TRNP South Unit Visitors Center, this is a must-see window into the past, and the President’s time in the Dakota Territory.

2. Wind Canyon
Enjoy hiking this nature trail alongside a wind-sculpted canyon as you climb to the best views of the Little Missouri River. It’s the Park Ranger’s best kept secret for watching sunsets.

3. Buck Hill
Located one mile north of Paddock Creek, Buck Hill is a great vantage point to see wild horses or roaming buffalo. It’s a steep trail, but it’s worth every step.

4. Petrified Forest
Located in the remote northwest corner of the South Unit, this hike takes you through ancient petrified forests and badlands wilderness. The loop includes the North and South Petrified Forest Trails as well as the Maah Daah Hey.

These are just four of the many great hikes TRNP has to offer. If biking is more your style, bicycles are welcome on the paved roads of TRNP, and for the more experienced rider, the Maah Daah Hey trail is an exciting ride. This summer get the family to put down their phones and pick up their feet by coming out to Medora and going on a hike or bike ride through the amazing Badlands.

Oh, here is that video that got everybody excited in the first place!

Medora Musical Announces Audition Dates for 50th Season

Medora Musical Announces Audition Dates for 50th Season

“The Greatest Show in the West” is looking for talent

(MEDORA, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, in Conjunction with Stage West Entertainment, announced today that auditions for the 2014 Medora Musical will begin in early February. Auditions will be open for singers, dancers and musicians interested in becoming members of the Burning Hills Singers and Coal Diggers band during the 50th year of the Medora Musical.

“Auditions for the Medora Musical attract some of the nation’s top stage talent, each year,” says Kinley Slauter, Burning Hills Amphitheater Director. “And being able to pick the best-of-the-best for the Show is an exciting process – especially so when members of the cast come from our home state of North Dakota.”

Four separate auditions will be held during the month of February. READ MORE »

Meet the 2013 Co- Hosts of the Medora Musical!

Meet the 2013 Co- Hosts of the Medora  Musical!

The Medora Musical is pleased to announce that Medora veterans Bill Sorensen and Emily Walter will co-host this season’s show.

Bill SorensenBill Sorensen has been involved in Medora for the past thirty years. During those years, he has been a versatile variety performer, acting as a host, magician and producer for the popular 4M Revue, where he has produced at least two thousand shows. READ MORE »

Medora Musical Announces 2013 Variety Acts

Medora Musical Announces 2013 Variety Acts

(Medora, ND) The Medora Musical announced today the three variety acts that will perform during the 2013 season. Organizers say the three selected variety acts will provide audiences with memorable and unique performances.

The three selected acts are:  

High Voltage

High Voltage
High Voltage is a high-flying and flipping acrobatic team that will leave audiences breathless. The group gets audiences on their feet through powerful stunts, high-flying acrobatics, and amazing routines. They have entertained around the world and have been featured prominently on television, most notably on America’s Got Talent, Monday Night Football, BET Spring Bling with Flo-Rida, and the Ellen DeGeneres Show. This will be the group’s first appearance at the Medora Musical.

High Voltage will perform June 7 through July 22.

 

Kermet Apio

Kermet Apio
Kermet Apio presents clever, clean comedy that will leave audiences laughing all the way home. The 2009 winner of the Great American Comedy Festival, Apio has appeared on television and radio, has performed in 47 states and three Canadian provinces. A married father of two, Apio’s act is clean, smart, autobiographical and appropriate for all ages.

Apio will perform July 23 through August 15.

 

Cirque Zuma Zuma

Cirque Zuma Zuma 
This African circus act will amaze audiences with rhythmic dance, thrilling music, and show-stopping acrobatics. Cirque Zuma Zuma was a finalist on America’s Got Talent. The group has been described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil. Critics and audiences in North America, Europe and Australia all agree – Cirque Zuma Zuma is unlike anything seen before.

Cirque Zuma Zuma will perform August 16 through September 7.

 “One of our producer’s most challenging aspects of putting the show together is the selection of our featured variety acts” says Kinley Slauter, Medora Musical manager.

“Every year our goal is to offer something for everyone while also trying to top what we did the year before. We’re confident we’ve achieved that with this year’s three variety acts.”

The Medora Musical will be performed nightly from June 7 through September 7, 2013, at 7:30 PM MDT. The outdoor show takes place amid the splendor of the North Dakota Badlands in the 2,852 seat Burning Hills Amphitheatre in Medora, ND.

Tickets and further information about the show are available online at www.medora.com.

CONTACT:
Suzanne Wentz, Marketing Director
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
(701) 223-4800 / suzannew@medora.com

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