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Things to Do Near Medora

An August 2007 trip to Medora by kwasiak

Pitchfork Fondue Photo, Medora, North Dakota More Photos
Quote: Some of the things right outside of the little town of Medora.

Things to Do Near Medora

Overview

Pitchfork Fondue Photo, Medora, North Dakota
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While the actual town of Medora really only offers enough to entertain for one day, there are a few other things to do in the area that makes at least a one night stay worthwhile. Two things nearby of interest that relate to the founding of Medora are the de Mores Packing Plant and the Chateau de Mores. For an evening thing to do there is the Pitchfork Fondue Dinner and the Medora Musical. For a nature experience you can venture into the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. A morning drive through the park is especially great for viewing animals.Quick Tips: Plan for the evening Pitchfork Fondue and Musical t be on a different day from a morning drive through the park if possible. The best way to...Read More
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The Medora campground is located right outside of the town of Medora near the entrance to Theodore National Park. The campground offers sites to hook up trailers/RVs. There are also sites for tent camping. Additionally if you do not have a trailer/RV or do not want to tent camp there are also cabins.We stayed in a small cabin. There were five of us and it worked out well. There was one small room with a queen bed. Two couches in the living room that could be laid down flat to each make a single bed. There was also a small loft area with a queen sized blow up mattress. The loft area was only a little bigger than the mattress, but it did at least have a nice light in it. Overall the place was we...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 18, 2007

Medora Campground
Po Box 198
Medora, North Dakota 58645

Pitchfork Fondue

Restaurant | "Pitchfork Fondue Dinner"

Pitchfork Fondue Photo, Medora, North Dakota
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The name for the dinner comes from how they cook the steaks. The steaks are put on pitchforks and then cooked in big pots. This dinner takes place every night before the Medora Musical show. The line can get quite long before they start serving. You can avoid it to some extent if you arrive a little after they start serving. There does pretty much end up being a line the whole time they serve, though, because they do not serve for that long.The main part of the meal is the steaks. I think they also offer hot dogs for kids. For vegetarians (like me) it pretty much is a horrible place to eat. They do have a little salad area and baked potatoes, but the variety is pretty slim pickings. The meal i...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on August 18, 2007

Pitchfork Fondue
Tjaden Terrace
Medora, North Dakota 58645
(800) 633-6721

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Attraction | "Morning Drive Through T. Roosevelt National Park"

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Photo, Medora, North Dakota
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We left our cabin at the Medora Campground right outside the entrance to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park at 6am to go for a morning drive through the park. I am a morning person, so I was totally game for doing this, although I was kind of tough to do since we had done the Musical the night before. If you are not a morning person, but want to see animals then you really should force yourself to do this maybe starting at 7am instead of 6am. Even if you do not do a drive through in the morning you can see the beautiful scenery later in the day and perhaps a few animals, too.The first animals we came upon were Prairie Dogs in one of their Prairie Dog Towns. It is fun to watch these guys...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 18, 2007

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Superintendent
Medora, North Dakota 58645
(701) 842-2333

Medora Musical

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Attraction

Medora Musical Photo, Medora, North Dakota
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The Medora Musical is played out in an outdoor amphitheater as the sun is setting and night sets in. The music played and sung is pretty much exclusively country. I love country music and actually found this a tolerable show. You must understand that it being tolerable is a big thing coming from me. I really do not enjoy going to shows of any kind including concerts of my favorite musicians, but I can honestly say I'm actually glad I went to this, however I would not personally go again and I doubt there will ever be a show I want to attend more than once.One great thing about this show besides the great country music is that it tells a story as it goes. The main story line is about a woman co...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 18, 2007

Medora Musical
301 5th Street
Medora, North Dakota 58645
(800) 633-6721