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!
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
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?
MEDORA, ND: Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the town of Historic Medora invite inquiring minds of all ages to attend the fifth annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17. Join park rangers, astronomers, and space enthusiasts of all types to celebrate North Dakota’s beautiful night skies.
“People have been marveling at the night skies for millennia,” said Chief of Interpretation Eileen Andes. “Dakota Nights celebrates the beauty and fragility of this awe-inspiring resource and makes it accessible and fun for people of all ages. READ MORE »
This is the first time a total solar eclipse will go over the contiguous United States.
Make the most of this can’t miss event by viewing in from these spots in Medora!
PS: Catch The Highwaymen Live after the eclipse at the Burning Hills Amphitheatre at 7:30pm.
The Burning Hills Amphitheatre. READ MORE »
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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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 »
MEDORA, ND – A bison roundup is scheduled for the week of October 16 at the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
For safety reasons, this operation will be closed ot the public, but media are invited to cover the story. Most of the roundup will take place October 17 through 19. The best photographic opportunities will likely be on October 18 and 19. In order to ensure human and animal safety, media representatives must be escorted while at the site. It is recommended that you call the park at 701-623-4466 after 8:00 a.m. MDT on the day you plan to attend the roundup before leaving your office to ensure the operation has not been postponed or changed due to weather or other issues. READ MORE »
MEDORA, ND: Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Historic Medora invite curious minds of all ages to celebrate North Dakota’s dark night skies. Park rangers, astronomers, and space enthusiasts of all types will gather for the Fourth Annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25.
“People have been studying the night skies for millennia,” said Chief of Interpretation Eileen Andes. “Dakota Nights celebrates the beauty and fragility of this awe-inspiring resource and makes it accessible and fun for people of all ages. You don’t have to be an astronomy expert; the festival has something for everyone.”
Daytime activities include model rocket building and launching, a “build your own telescope” workshop, “sun gazing,” solar system hikes, family astronomy activities, and hourly presentations in Dickinson State University’s Discovery Dome. As a special offering this year, the park is proud to host NASA lunar samples! Visitors are welcome to enjoy presentations by nationally recognized speakers at 7:00 p.m. MDT each evening at the Cottonwood Campground amphitheater. Afterwards, astronomers will reveal the mysteries of the universe while star gazing in a field of more than a dozen telescopes at Peaceful Valley Ranch. READ MORE »
MEDORA, ND – The fourth annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival will be held September 23 – 25 in Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Historic Medora.
This year’s guest speakers are Dr. Tyler Nordgren, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Redlands, artist, photographer, astronomer, and night sky ambassador; Dr. Joe Shaw, Director of the Optical Technology Center at Montana State University; and Dr. Paul Barnhart of the Department of Natural Sciences at Dickinson State University.
Daytime activities include model rocket building and launching; programs inside Dickinson State University’s Discovery Dome, solar viewing, solar system hikes, telescope building, and family activities. NASA lunar samples (moon rocks) will be on display. Evening star gazing with a field of telescopes manned by park rangers and astronomers will take place at historic Peaceful Valley Ranch in the park. The full schedule of events is available for download at www.nps.gov/thro. READ MORE »
National Park Service Centennial Events
MEDORA, ND: Theodore Roosevelt National Park will join the National Park Service in celebrating its 100th anniversary, offering a variety of activities and events Thursday, August 25 through Sunday.
The celebration will begin with the release of the America the Beautiful Quarter honoring Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Thursday, August 25 at 10:00 a.m. MDT at Painted Canyon Visitor Center. READ MORE »
A National Park Service Centennial Event
MEDORA, ND: Duane G. Jundt, lecturer in history at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, will present a special lecture, “Birdwatcher in Chief”: Theodore Roosevelt and America’s Birds, in Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Saturday, July 23.
Jundt will explore the crucial role birds and birding played in the life of and American president. The lecture will begin at 8:30 p.m. MDT in the Cottonwood Campground amphitheater in the park’s South Unit. READ MORE »