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Where's TR Traveling

Joe Wiegand has been Medora’s Teddy Roosevelt reprisor since 2012. Like the original TR, Joe travels throughout the country, from the White House, to all 50 states, and perhaps someplace nearby you or your family and friends. Follow Joe’s travels here, and, where possible, enjoy his performances as Theodore Roosevelt. Then book your trip to Medora, where Joe comes to life every summer.

TR and Medora at the Ralph

February 23 | University of North Dakota

Teddy takes to the arena at the University of North Dakota, joined by Medora talent. Come out for a night of tailgating, games, entertainment and cheering on the Fighting Hawks!

Joe Wiegand

Joe Wiegand is the world’s premiere Theodore Roosevelt reprisor. As an actor and historian, Joe’s portrayals of Theodore Roosevelt in live performances have people wondering if TR has come back to life.

Joe Wiegand is a political science graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Joe launched his own business as a political campaign consultant and public policy expert and was working in public policy and running election campaigns when he began performing as Theodore Roosevelt in 2002.

In 2008, Joe, his wife, Jenny, daughter, Sam, and golden retriever, Faith, traveled across America in celebration of Theodore Roosevelt’s 150th birthday and the final centennial year of TR’s historic presidency. Performances at the White House and TR’s New York City birthplace highlighted the fifty state adventure. Joe has been featured as President Roosevelt in “The Men Who Built America” on the History Channel, served as the model for the newest TR sculpture at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and has a feature role in “National Parks Adventure” a film about our national parks still showing in IMAX theaters throughout the country.

Bring Teddy To Your Event

In the come and the go, Teddy may have a chance to say hello, take a picture, visit a school, or take Theodore Roosevelt Association Teddy Bears to your local children’s hospital. Reach at to Joe Wiegand if you might like to rendezvous.

☏ 701-955-2158

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Meet Teddy In Medora

Brunch with President Roosevelt

June – Sept

Teddy tells stories of living and ranching in the Badlands. Learn about TR’s first bison hunt, his ranching days, his love of the American West.

Rough Riders Hotel

Open Year Round

Luxury meets western charm and presidential history at the Historic Rough Riders Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Medora!

Theodore’s Dining Room

Open Year Round

Enjoy a modern culinary experience with all the character of the old west at Theodore’s Dining Room located inside the Rough Riders Hotel!

Where TR has Traveled

Portland, OR

The good people of Portland came together on Veterans Day to celebrate our Veterans and commemorate the Centennial of the Unveiling of the A. Phimister Proctor statue of Theodore Roosevelt “The Rough Rider.” The statue depicts Colonel Theodore Roosevelt of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry Regiment atop his mount, ready as he was for war in 1898.

Clara Barton Elementary School, Fargo, ND

Teddy spoke to fourth graders about his life and adventures in North Dakota. He also told them about the Every Kid Outdoors program, which allows fourth graders and their families to visit National Parks at no cost for an entire year.

Thanks to WDAY TV News in Fargo for catching up with TR!

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

TR returns to his Long Island home to celebrate Independence Day with a public address, tours of the home, activities and programming for kids and families, and patriotic musical selections from Calliope Brass!

150th Anniversary Celebration, Island Falls, ME

In celebration of Island Fall’s sesquicentennial, Teddy Rooseelt returns to his favorite getaway.

When young Teddy Roosevelt first visited Island Falls, Maine, he fell in love with a secluded area of forest where he visited to quietly read his Bible – now known as Bible Point. There he also met William Sewall and Wilmot Dow, men who would become lifelong friends and who would follow him to Dakota Territory to manage his ranch.