On I-94. Medora is an Old West resort town at the South Entrance to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Medora features the nightly Pitchfork Fondue and the Medora Musical in the Burning Hills Amphitheater during summer months. Attractions include the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, the historic Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, Medora’s Children’s Park, Bully Pulpit Golf Course, Teddy Roosevelt Salute to Medora playing in the Old Town Hall Theater, the Harold Schafer Heritage Center, and the Billings County Museum.
Medora has a variety of lodging facilities including the historic Roughrider Hotel, the AmericInn Hotel and Suites and various B&B facilities. Medora also features historic walking tours, horseback riding, Cedar Canyon Spa, gift emporiums and many dining and snack opportunities. The Painted Canyon Visitor Center is 7 miles east off of I-94 and offers one of the most magnificent views of the Badlands.
GATEWAY TO THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK
“I heartily enjoy this life with its perfect freedom.
There are few sensations I prefer to that of galloping over
these rolling limitless prairies or winding my way among
the barren fantastic and grimly picturesque deserts of
the so called Badland”…
The popular South Unit off of I-94 at Medora offers a more wide-open view of free-ranging bison herds, antelope and prairie dog towns. A scenic loop tour leads visitors to an array of fantastic views. Trail rides on horseback can take it all in while viewing bison along scenic views of the winding Little Missouri River.
The Maah Daah Hey Trail connects hikers and bikers with the Theodore Roosevelt Elkhorn Ranch. The ranch is also accessi-ble off of US 85 heading west from Fairfield over a gravel road suitable for RVs.
2. North Unit
Visitors can journey off of the Lewis and Clark Trail south from Williston on US 85 to Watford City which connects with the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, known for its fantastic multi-colored buttes, deep forests, and rugged canyons.
The 14-mile Scenic Byway originating at the Park’s Visitor Center leads to dazzling scenic overlooks, nature trails, and roadside pullouts where visitors can enjoy the rugged beauty of the butte formations.