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 this little town in 1962. Today, we operate many of your favorite programs and attractions in Medora that allow the traveling public to be inspired by the Badlands the way Theodore Roosevelt and Harold Schafer were.

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“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.”


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A Magical Medora Christmas Tour

November 27 - December 23

November 27 - December 23

Coming to a town near you! This traveling holiday favorite from Medora features Badlands stars of the past and present bringing you some of the season's best music and a wonderful story for the entire family to enjoy!

Cowboy Christmas Buffet

December 1 - December 4

December 3, 5:30 pm | Rough Riders Hotel Conference Room

Menu: Garden salad, herb-roasted chicken, shredded pork slider buns, mashed potatoes, green beans, and bistro cheesecake.

Tickets Available Online Here

Medora's Old Fashioned Cowboy Christmas

December 3 - December 5

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“It Never Felt Like Work”: UND Alumni Magazine features TRMF President Randy Hatzenbuhler

Friends of Medora will see a familiar face in the pages of the latest University of North Dakota Alumni Magazine...

Tue, November 30th, 2021 @ 8:47 pm

Rise Up: Celebrating Our TRMF Volunteers—and the Bright Days Ahead in Medora

“You are the embodiment of every value that the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation holds dear.” Th...

Wed, October 6th, 2021 @ 9:35 pm

The Dickinson Press: Medora shines light on Johnny Cash with special Broadway musical

The following story by Jackie Jahfetson appeared in the September 21, 2021 edition of The Dickinson Press: The B...

Tue, September 21st, 2021 @ 2:05 pm

Relive the 2021 Medora Hot Air Balloon Rally & Badlands Kite Fest!

The final weekend of the Medora Musical had us looking skyward. We sent off summer in Medora in a picture-perfec...

Wed, September 15th, 2021 @ 5:33 pm

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