by November 28, 2022|
The weather outside may be frightful, but Medora is a delightful winter wonderland this time of year! With bison and buttes, snow and sweeping vistas, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a great place to explore on a winter day. And in the charming town of Medora, you’ll find shopping, dining, and entertainment galore. So bundle up and hit the road – you’ll be glad you did!
Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Medora ND are the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and enjoy the simple things in life. The fresh air, tranquil scenery and friendly people are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. So whether you’re a nature lover, history buff or just need a little rest and relaxation, Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Medora, ND are the perfect place to be. Here’s our recommendations to make the most of your getaway!
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Mosey over to Theodore’s Dining Room — conveniently located in the Rough Riders Hotel, so there’s no need to get dressed for the cold! Theodore’s is open all year for breakfast, dinner and drinks. Ask about their winter specials!
Check off your Christmas list with unique finds at Rough Riders Gift. Their shelves are overflowing with art, jewelry, accessories, and housewares. If you have a foodie on your holiday shopping list the kitchen section is a do not miss!
Next door to Rough Riders Gift you’ll find Lilly & Zella’s. Stop by for women’s apparel, accessories, jewelry and made-in-America goods.
Check-in at the Rough Riders Hotel. This time of year the lobby is decorated for Christmas cheer! Stop by during Medora’s 27th Annual Old Fashioned Cowboy Christmas
for photos with Santa or take a moment to settle in by the hearth with a coffee and a book from the largest private library of books on, and by, Theodore Roosevelt.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Experience the magic of the stunning, snowcapped badlands with a drive – or a hike for those brave enough – through North Dakota’s national park. Winter offers sweeping landscapes unlike any other time of the year. Learn more about Teddy Roosevelt National Park here.
Chateau de Mores
The Chateau de Mores memorializes the life and activities in North Dakota of Antoine de Vallombrosa, the Marquis de Mores, who arrived in 1883 and founded a new town, named after his wife, Medora. Visit history.nd.gov to learn more and see hours of operation.
North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame
Medora’s history was built on the back of a horse. Experience the legends of cowboys, cowgirls and the Native Americans in this immersive museum experience. Visit northdakotacowboy.org to learn more and see hours of operation.
Boots Bar & Grill
Grab a seat at this mellow spot offering steaks, burgers & other basics, plus brews & wines in homey digs with a patio. Learn more at bootsbarmedora.com.
Medora’s oldest Saloon & Steakhouse. Established as a place where cowboys could hang their hats, the Little Missouri Saloon has a long history of great food, friends and drinks! Learn more at littlemosaloon.com.
Full Service Wine, Beer and Spirits Bar also featuring small plate food options! Learn more at www.medorauncorkd.wine.
Hidden Springs Java
Coffee Shop to start your day in Medora. Serving Espresso, Lattes, Smoothies. Learn more at @hidden_springs_java.
If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, Medora is the place to be. Ranking #6 in the Cozy Town Index, with a score of 80.13, Medora’s small-town charm makes it feel like you are truly getting away.
“Travelers can’t help but fall in love with the kindness and welcoming attitude shown by locals and other travelers coming through.”