Explore It. Adore It. Medora

Medora has been a family tradition for generations! It can be a little escape or a full-fledged adventure.

Whatever it is for you, these North Dakota Badlands will keep callin’ you back for more.

The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation is a public non-profit organization formed by a multi-million dollar gift from Harold Schafer and his family, whose love for Medora began to impact the little Badlands town in 1962. Today, we operate history, education, and entertainment venues that allow the traveling public to be inspired by the Badlands the way Theodore Roosevelt and Harold Schafer were.

“My obligation today is to see that Medora’s greatness can be carried on after my lifetime, that its future can be even better than the past.”


We connect people to Medora for positive, life-changing experiences.



ELEVATE -- an Inspired Woman Conference

September 6 - September 7

Medora Hot Air Balloon Rally & Badlands Kite Fest

Part of Badlands Appreciation Weekend. View a spectacular hot air balloon rally all weekend in Medora's rugged badlands.

September 7 - September 9

Finale Weekend of the Medora Musical

September 7 - September 9

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7 Photogenic Locations & Photography Tips in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Wed, August 15th, 2018 @ 14:49 pm

Playing Tip with PGA Intern, Grayson Arellano

One thing all good golfers have is a solid preshot routine that takes them from tee to green. Develop yours with...

Wed, August 15th, 2018 @ 12:35 pm

Bismarck to the Badlands: A Roadtrip to Remember

Hi, hello, and how do you do!  I’m Kaelee, this is my copilot Jada and we are taking you on a trip to all of ...

Wed, August 8th, 2018 @ 17:40 pm

Medora lives up to the hype for these folks!

This story was originally written by Bismarck Tribune publisher, Gary Adkisson and titled Medora, park live up t...

Fri, August 3rd, 2018 @ 10:31 am

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