Fall, Winter, and Christmas are idyllic in the Badlands!

Whether you and your Hunny are looking for a secluded winter getaway to the snow-capped Badlands, your family is gearing up for an all-out winter wonderland adventure, or you want to escape to a fun winter-themed event Medora has it all!

Join us in Medora for unique dining experiences, fun shows, and seasonal celebrations!

Theodore Dining Room Special Event

November 15
November 23

Head out to Medora for a relaxing evening. Each night will feature a different specialty 5-course meal curated by our very own world-class chef. 

Close the night out with drinks at TR's Tavern also within the Rough Riders Hotel and then spend an evening in the elegant Rough Riders Hotel.

Learn More and Book Here!

A Magical Medora Christmas

Touring across the region November 29 - December 22  AND  LIVE in Medora with two shows on December 7!

This traveling holiday favorite from Medora features Badlands stars of the past and present bringing you some of the season's best music and a wonderful story for the entire family to enjoy. A Magical Medora Christmas tour brings 32 shows to 25 communities across North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota.

The tour is highlighted by two shows in historic Medora's Old Town Hall Theater, where we roll out the red, holiday carpet with Christmas Experience Packages! Featuring tickets to this great show and a festive overnight stay right here in the Badlands.

See the full tour schedule and book tickets here!

Medora's Old Fashioned Cowboy Christmas

December 6-7

It's Christmas... cowboy style! The prettiest town in North Dakota gets even prettier as we go all out and adorn it with lights and other Christmas decorations.

There will be live entertainment, the famous Eats on the Streets, hayrides, outhouse races, A Magical Medora Christmas Show and more! All in historic, downtown Medora.

Learn more here!

Bold St. Nicks Winter Fat Bike Race

December 14

Be bold and brave the cold at the third annual Winter Fatbike Race in the North Dakota badlands. "Naughty" and "Nice" classes let you race a course that winds across the snow-covered Maah Daah Hey trail, over the Little Missouri River, and into downtown Medora for as many laps as you can get in during 1 or 4-hour rides.

Plus, hot cocoa, kids activities, hayrides, a Roast Beast Dinner that would make the Grinch jealous, and snuggly packages at the Rough Riders Hotel make this a one-of-a-kind weekend. 

There are race lengths designed for everyone -- learn more here!

New Year's Steak and Lobster Event

December 31

Head out to Medora for a New Year's dinner at Theodore's Dining Room that is unlike anywhere else! The snow-capped Badlands and roaring fireplace at the Rough Riders Hotel makes for the perfect New Year's getaway or day trip.

Learn More and Book Here!

Want more to do in Medora? We have some great events that are ringing in the new year! Keep scrolling to see them all...

Shows, dinners, and packages to satisfy every appetite!

A wise man once said the best way to celebrate is with food! That's why we are kickin' it up in Medora...from our Valentine's Day romance packages to Easter and Mother's Day brunches we are celebrating holidays in style! PLUS, don't miss our two specialty concerts coming to town! 

Romance in Medora: A Valentine's Day Event 

February 8
February 14-15

Escape to the Badlands for a lovely weekend getaway and enjoy soft, special entertainment, the romance of the Badlands, and a Valentine's meal she'll gush over.

Learn more about our most popular winter vacation event here!

March Concert Event

Headliner and Date for the March Concert coming soon!

Easter Brunch

April 12

Bring the whole family out to Medora for a splendid Easter Brunch at the Rough Riders Hotel! 

Learn More Here!

Looney Lutherans Return to Medora!

April 18

WOW, did we have fun the last time these three looney ladies were in Medora! Don't miss their return to the Old Town Hall Theater stage!

Learn More Here!

Mother's Day Brunch

May 10

No doubt about it, moms do so much!

Burnt toast in bed is a sweet gesture but a glorious brunch spread is what mom deserves...Show your mom how much you appreciate her and bring the whole family out for a wonderful mother's day brunch at the Rough Riders Hotel! 

Learn More Here!

Plus, there are some fun things to do in Medora all winter long...

Winter is a great time to explore the snow-capped Badlands! 

Fat Bike or Snowshoe the trails + Cross Country Ski the Little Missouri when it freezes! 

On top of all the special events, unique seasonal activities like snow snowshoeing or fat biking along the trails on the Maah Daah Hey or cross-country skiing the Little Missouri when it freezes has become one of those "best-kept secrets" of winter in Medora. 

After your winter workout, you'll be able to grab a bite at the Little Missouri Saloon and a bed at the Historic Rough Riders Hotel or AmericInn. 

Or, spend a little time exploring the Chateau de Mores Interpretive Center. The man who founded Medora, and named it for his wife, has some really cool stories to be found at the interpretive center. 

Explore TRNP under a blanket of snow! 

Track down the wild horses, check out the bison, spend a little time exploring the Visitors Center in Medora, or for the brave adventurer, do a little winter camping in Cottonwood Campground. The Theodore Roosevelt National Park hosts some remarkable sights!

Love these winter Medora pics, keep them coming!


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