Explore It. Adore It. Medora

Medora has been a family tradition for generations! It can be a little escape or a full-fledged adventure.

Whatever it is for you, these North Dakota Badlands will keep callin’ you back for more.

The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation is a public non-profit organization formed by a multi-million dollar gift from Harold Schafer and his family, who’s love for Medora began to impact the little Badlands town in 1962. Today, we operate history, education, and entertainment venues that allow the traveling public to be inspired by the Badlands the way Theodore Roosevelt and Harold Schafer were.

“My obligation today is to see that Medora’s greatness can be carried on after my lifetime, that its future can be even better than the past.”


We connect people to Medora for positive, life-changing experiences.



Burning Hills Singers Meet and Greet in Fargo, ND

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May 23

Burning Hills Singers Meet and Greet in Bismarck, ND

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May 24

Opening Night!

Join us for the season opening of the 2013 Pitchfork Steak Fondue! Unique dining served on the Tjaden Terrace overlooking the North Dakota Badlands every evening through September 07, 2013, at 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. MDT at the Tjaden Terrace. For tickets call 1-800-Medora-1

June 7

Paint the Town

Come see live art demonstrations by area artists at the Rough Riders Hotel Patio from 1 - 4 p.m. on Saturday June 16th, 2012! The event is free to the public.

June 8

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All in for Reese

  Last summer in Medora, I told my wife, Laurie, “I am all in for Reese”. Reese is our 4 ½-year-old gr...

Mon, March 19th, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Become an Annual Member Today!

Like Teddy’s original Rough Riders, Annual Members move the line forward each year to make Medora better ...

Thu, March 15th, 2018 @ 13:15 pm

Harold Schafer, Legend to Legacy

Under Harold’s Hat Originally published in Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundations 2015 summer newsletter. H...

Wed, February 14th, 2018 @ 11:24 am

Four of Medora’s Favorite Elvis Songs

We’re big country music fans out here in Medora!   What with giving Cowboy Lyle his own candy store a...

Thu, February 1st, 2018 @ 10:43 am

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