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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Medora's Wild West Fright Fest

October 25 - October 26

A Theodore's Dining Room Exclusive

November 1 - November 2

A Magical Medora Christmas

November 29 - December 22

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Man Behind the Broom

He is more than just the man behind the broom. The ‘Just Like Harold Award’ is an award given to employees w...

Mon, July 22nd, 2019 @ 10:34 am

Wendy Ross: Naturally, An Outdoor Woman

The American naturalist and author Enos Mills wrote, “Within National Parks is room — glorious room — room...

Thu, July 18th, 2019 @ 5:02 pm

Lady Behind the Counter

Maybe you’ve seen her? It may have been during one of the employee campfires, or at the Life Skills Center whe...

Wed, July 17th, 2019 @ 4:20 pm

Man Behind the Dishes

Medora brings people from all over the world to experience the majesty of the Badlands, the nightly musical, and...

Thu, July 11th, 2019 @ 1:13 pm

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