Medora – North Dakota’s #1 destination

Experience the beauty of the Little Missouri River and the badlands in spring. Enjoy a prairie picnic in the sweet summer sun. Take in the magnificent foliage transformation in the fall, and after the first winter snowfall, embrace outdoor adventures such as sledding, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing.

Nestled in the North Dakota badlands, along the northward flowing Little Missouri River, Medora is an outdoor lover’s paradise.
The North Dakota home of Theodore Roosevelt, Medora was founded in 1883. Medora rolls out the red carpet to over 250,000 guests each summer with a plethora of activities.

The beauty of the North Dakota badlands offers wide open spaces and endless blue skies. Visitors can hike, bike, ride horseback or just simply rest atop a grassy knoll in the shade of a clay butte, absorbing the sounds of nature.

Open 365 days a year, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a North Dakota treasure showcasing native architecture, native plants, 70 species of birds and many species of animals, including elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, coyote, prairie dogs and a feral horse herd.

The Maah Daah Hey Trail, nearly 140 miles long, challenges mountain bike riders, hikers and horseback riders through the rugged badlands terrain, across the Little Missouri River, over native shortgrass prairie and through coniferous and deciduous filled draws.

These views are evident on the 18-hole Bully Pulpit Golf Course. Some golf courses impose themselves on the countryside, instead the Bully Pulpit Golf Course, surrounded by the dramatic North Dakota badlands, conforms to the landscape. Listed as one of “America’s Best New Affordable Public Courses” by Golf Digest, this is the perfect course to practice your swing.

The Pitchfork Fondue and the Medora Musical are staples for summer entertainment. Enjoy a ribeye steak and all the trimming on the bluff overlooking Medora. Then meander to the Burning Hills Amphitheatre for what some writers have called “The Greatest Show In The West.”

In addition, Medora and Billings County showcase their colorful history in seven museums, eight National Register of Historic Sites, as well as fossil sites located in the badlands.

See the living canvass painted daily by nature. Feel the glow of a warm sun. Relax beneath a clear sky filled with stars. Medora is part of the great state of North Dakota. Arrive a guest! Leave a legend!