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.

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Introducing: The Wisdom Chain Podcast

On June 15th, 2021, the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation welcomed five fantastic speakers to the Rough Rider...

Wed, July 21st, 2021 @ 5:19 pm

Studio 701 goes Medora!

If you caught Studio 701 on Wednesday morning this week on CBS in western North Dakota, you were treated to a wh...

Thu, July 15th, 2021 @ 10:50 pm

Veterans wrapped in support and gratitude in Medora

Sunday, July 11th, 2021 was a red-letter day in Medora. That’s because we were thrilled to host another wo...

Wed, July 14th, 2021 @ 7:56 pm

We’re taking flight in Medora!

Rough Rider Annual Members have the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon ride. Drawing on July 23r...

Tue, July 6th, 2021 @ 7:48 pm

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