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.



Bully Pulpit Opens - Weather Permitting

April 1

Bully Pulpit will be open on April 1, weather permitting. See you on the course.

Medora Founded in 1883

April 1

On April 1, we celebrate the founding of Teddy's beloved Cowtown. 

National Park Week

April 20 - April 28

Take a free drive or hike through Theodore Roosevelt National Park the whole week of April 20th!

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Theodore Roosevelt Dakota Datebook Podcasts

We at the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation are proud to support the independently-produced Dakota Datebook s...

Mon, February 11th, 2019 @ 14:26 pm

2019 Medora Musical Auditions!

Auditions are coming up at the end of January, don’t miss your chance to star in the Greatest Show in the ...

Fri, December 28th, 2018 @ 12:56 pm

The Greatest Optimist I Have Ever Met

(Continuing with our peek into the correspondence files between Harold and Antoine “Tony” de Vallombrosa, gr...

Wed, December 19th, 2018 @ 16:55 pm

Women of Medora: Joslyn Reichert

  Originally published in Inspired Women Magazine.   Women of Medora features inspiring women who have...

Wed, December 5th, 2018 @ 10:46 am

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