Medora features rich history about the prairie lands amidst the beautiful scenery of the Badlands. For the open-air enthusiast, visit the Maah Daah Hey Trail where any outdoor appetite for exploration will be fed. Golfing, horseback riding, shopping and innumerous activities make Medora resonate as the perfect area for vacationers to the great state of North Dakota.
French nobleman Marquis De Mores founded Medora in 1883, naming it after his wife, Medora, daughter of a well-off New York City banker. A meat packing plant, brick plant, hotel and businesses were all built within a short span of time. This sudden increase in wealth to the area brought many business and townsmen from Little Missouri to the blossoming region.
Points of Interest
North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame: In downtown Medora, just outside of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, stands a preservation center for the history and culture of the Western plains. Honoring Native Americans, ranchers and rodeos, the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame offers visitors a chance to interact with western cultural exhibits or enjoy a family day of cattle roping. Come see historical artifacts that made up the "Wild" West and spurred many boyhood dreams and television shows.
Bully Pulpit Golf Course: Melting into the backdrop of the pristine Badlands, Bully Pulpit Golf Course allows golfers a shot at 18-holes amongst dense forestry and gorgeous greens. In 2005, "Golf Digest" rated Bully Pulpit as America's #1 Affordable Public Course. Open from sunrise to sunset April 14 - October 15, 2006 The term “Bully Pulpit” stems from President Theodore Roosevelt often referred to the term bully; the course commemorates him by naming the golf course in reference of Roosevelt's idea of the White House.
- ND Cowboy Hall of Fame
- Maah Daah Hey Trail
- Painted Canyon Visitor Center
- Theodore Roosevelt National Park
- Doll House Museum
- Harold Schafer Heritage Center