The Teddy Roosevelt Show | Medora, North Dakota
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Teddy Roosevelt Show


The world’s premier Theodore Roosevelt reprisor, Joe Wiegand, shares the dramatic legend of Medora’s larger-than-life Rough Rider. Hear stories of his time living and ranching in the Badlands. Learn about TR’s first visit to Medora on a bison hunt, his ranching days, his fight with the Mingusville Bully, and his capture of the notorious “Boat Thieves!”


July 3 – Aug 30

3:30 pm

Old Town Hall Theater

Ticketing Information

Adults | $15.95 + tax

Students | $7.95 + tax

Kids 6 and under | FREE

There are ticket resellers and secondary markets for tickets. To eliminate the risk of fraud, get tickets through our official ticketing locations at or physical ticketing locations in Medora.

– Seat Map: The historic Old Town Hall holds an intimate 220-seat theater. View a detailed seat map here to identify sections and ADA seating.


– Lost and Found: Items lost at the Old Town Hall Theater are collected by front-of-house staff and stored at the TRMF business offices. Please notify front of house staff or call 1-800-MEDORA-1.

Meet 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.

Experience Medora like a Rough Rider

Guided Hikes

Tues – Sat 7:30am

Join Joe Wiegand, Medora’s very own Theodore Roosevelt repriser, as he leads two different guided hikes happening on our Point to Point Trails!
Rough Riders Hotel Medora

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!

A man sits at a table with a plate of food and glass of wine in Theodore's Dining Room, a high-end restaurant in Medora, North Dakota

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!


Pre-book your group and save!

Groups of 20 or more receive great rates to the Teddy Roosevelt Show and other Medora favorites! Contact Group Event Services to learn more.

The Teddy Roosevelt Show


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