Medora--something for everyone
It is a touristy destination, true, but Medora really grows on you. They have a brand new golf course with some of the most unique scenery you've ever seen, horseback riding, mountain biking, historical performances, a pitchfork fondue, and a National Park right on the doorstep. If you can't find something to do here, something is wrong.
The founder of Medora--The Marquis de Mores
This info is from the medora website:
The frontier town of Medora was founded in 1883 by the Marquis de Mores, a French nobleman whose thirst for adventure was matched only by his intense desire to be the richest financier in the world. Blessed with aristocratic good looks and a restless, inquisitive mind, the Marquis spent his entire life in headlong, futile attempts to grasp the mantle of greatness.
The Crazy Frenchman
Bursting with enthusiasm, the Marquis arrived in the early spring of 1883 at Little Missouri, a wild, tough little railroad town on the west bank of the shallow Little Missouri River. The local citizens greeted "the crazy Frenchman" and his ideas with great skepticism and outright hostility. De Mores reacted by simply building his own town adjacent to his new meat packing plant on the east bank of the river; he named the rival town after his wife, Medora. He also acquired thousands of acres of land and built a splendid 26 room chateau overlooking the new town. As Medora grew, Little Missouri became a deserted pile of splinters.
Bike the Maah Daah Hey Trail
The 100-mile trail runs from The North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park to the South Unit of the Park near Medora, North Dakota.
Dakota Cyclery, pictured here, provides a shuttle service (for a small fee) and takes you out for either a 19-mile or a 29-mile ride back to Medora. I will post some pictures of the trail too. Bike, obviously. Water in bottles or camelbak. sunscreen, bugspray and food. The trail goes through the middle of nowhere, so if you don't have it with you, you sure ain't gonna find it out there.
when on your siteseeeing tour...
when on your siteseeeing tour of the park there are all kinds of roads off of the main roads.Some are paved but most are gravel,but when you do take these off roads you will see all kinds of wildlife and plant life and a few little extras.
North Dakota Badlands -
"Not everything in North Dakota is Flat -"
Just off the North Dakota Insterstate on your way to Medora you will find the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Take a hike or a drive and see some wildlife. Enjoy the view from the Painted Canyon rest stop - and see the Badlands in all their glory.
"Keep on eye on the ground."
The badlands is a key place to find prairie dogs who just might feel like putting on a show for you.
"Old West -"
Take a step back in time when you venture into the town of Medora -
Cowboys, horse, buggy rides and more.
Your adventure to Medora just wouldn't be complete if you didn't stay for the Medora Musical - simply one of North Dakota's finest entertainment stops.