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Explore It. Adore It. Medora

Medora has been a family tradition for generations! No matter the time of year, 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, whose 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.



Medora's Wild West Fright Fest

October 26 - October 27

Medora's Old Fashioned Cowboy Christmas

Celebrate Christmas in true Cowboy style! Join us in Medora for Eats on the Streets as you stroll through Medora admiring beautiful Christmas decorations and snow-capped buttes! Friday: A Magical Medora Christmas - 8:00pm - Old Town Hall Theater. Tickets on sale October 17! PLUS: Chow-down at the Cowboy Cafe before the Veteran's Memorial Service and tree lighting with Santa! Saturday: Eats on the Streets, Kids Crafts, Hay Rides, Holiday Magic Show, Community Theatre, Kiddie Karnival, Fireworks and Dance Contest. A Magical Medora Christmas - 2 shows! - 3:00pm AND 6:45pm - Old Town Hall Theater. Tickets on sale October 17! Sunday: Events to be determined. The full schedule is coming soon! For more information call the Medora CVB at 701-623-4830 or go to

December 7 - December 9

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Big news from Medora, North Dakota…Teddy Rides Again!

Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation announces Joe Wiegand to return as Theodore Roosevelt for 2019 through 2021...

Tue, October 9th, 2018 @ 16:59 pm

Three weeks of Christmas Events in Medora

Christmas is our favorite holiday! There’s a ton of fun fall activities in Medora right now, including ou...

Tue, October 2nd, 2018 @ 14:59 pm

‘Finale weekend’ in Medora doesn’t mean an end to the fun

Last performances of the Medora Musical, and the Medora Gospel Brunch season mark transition to brand-new fall...

Wed, September 5th, 2018 @ 12:06 pm

First Ever “Medora Wish” to be Granted

Brand new endowment will help more families enjoy Historic Medora, funds first trip for recipient John Wright  ...

Mon, August 27th, 2018 @ 12:08 pm

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