The Medora fun you've come to know and love from the summer doesn't stop when summer's over.
Fall in the Badlands is amazing!
Keep scrolling for some of our favorite fall activities or check out the Christmas and Winter Page for a Magical Medora Christmas and more!
A Teddy Roosevelt Salute to Medora
Theodore Roosevelt first stepped off the train into Dakota territory on September 8, 1883, and exactly 136 years later Teddy will take over the town again in September.
Joe Wiegand, the world's best Theodore Roosevelt repriser, will bring the 26th President to life in a rousing presentation of A Teddy Roosevelt Salute to Medora.
His show will take you into the wilderness of the Badlands on his first bison hunt and on a chase of boat thieves down the Little Missouri River. Joe’s TR will tell the thrilling story of the Mingusville bully and give you the sense that you are hearing stories told from the front porch of his Elkhorn Ranch, which some call the “Cradle of Conservation.”
A Teddy Roosevelt Salute to Medora will be playing at the Old Town Hall Theater at 7:30pm MDT on select dates!
Dinner at Theodore's Dining Room
Dinner and a show is distinctly Medora! Head out before the show and enjoy dinner at Theodore's Dining Room, Medora's fine dining experience. Theodore's is a unique and modern culinary experience with all the character of the old west. Located inside the Rough Riders Hotel, Theodore's takes you back to historic Medora.
Theodore's is Medora's fine dining experience with specialty cocktails, signature dishes, and delectable desserts!
Open for breakfast from 7:30am to 10am and nightly from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. See the full menu here!
PLUS, head on out for our specialty Wine & Dine Events on November 2 and November 16. More booking info coming soon!
Adventure in the Great Outdoors
Medora is your Basecamp to Theodore Roosevelt National Park -- and fall and winter are AMAZING times to experience this magical place -- for a few days or just a few hours. Between uninterrupted hiking, amazing viewing opportunities of TRNP's wild creatures, and the best night sky in the world, is a wonderful time to experience the place that inspired President Theodore Roosevelt.
A Bully Round of Golf
We're just getting started at Bully Pulpit Golf Course! We'll tee 'em up till late October at Bully, and there's more to love about playing a round or two in Medora than ever before. Through September and the beginning of October, you can finish your round with some great food and drinks at Theodore's Dining Room, too!
Relax After A Day of Adventure
Need a place to rest your head after taking in a show, great food, history, golf, and TRNP? You're in luck, Medora's premier lodging experience is open year-round!
The Rough Riders Hotel, named for the volunteer cavalry unit led by America's 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, you’ll fall in love the moment you arrive!
Plus, you can ask for one of our historic rooms where it’s rumored the President himself may have delivered a speech from the balcony!
Wild West Fright Fest
October 25 & 26
Medora comes alive with the spirit of Halloween. Come out and enjoy fun family games, a great meal, and Medora's very own Haunted House!
Fall activities don't end here, keep scrolling...
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Big Treks and Epic Views
Hit the Maah Daah Hey -- 150+ miles of epic single track trail-ready for you to venture on to whether by foot, hooves, or wheels. Fall on the world-famous Maah Daah Hey trail is great because the trail is in great shape, the temperatures are perfect for a long ride, and the views the trail is known for are even better with a mix of fall colors coming into effect.
History Abounds in Medora
Learn the fascinating history of this tiny paradise in the Badlands. Don't miss out on the Theodore Roosevelt National Park Museum, the Chateau de Mores Interpretive Center that tells the wild story of the creation of Medora, the Cowboy Hall of Fame, and more!
Touch history inside TR's first ranch, the Maltese Cross Cabin before you see what it was like to live as a Marquise inside de Mores' actual frontier home -- dubbed "The Chateau" by the 1800s locals. After a visit to Western Edge Book Store, or one of the other wonderful shops in town (fall hours may vary), you'll be able to bring back the incredible of Medora home with you!