Medora and Theodore Roosevelt National Park

En route to our home base in South Dakota, we stopped for a few days to enjoy the beauty of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP) in North Dakota. Since the south entrance to the park is in the town of Medora, this seemed a convenient place to camp and led to us discovering a few other treasures as well as the north and south units of this fabulous National Park.

Medora and the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation are dedicated to creating an enjoyable atmosphere for happy visitors. Many employees and volunteers come from around the world to work here in the summers, including a man who is dedicated to accurately and appropriately impersonating Theodore Roosevelt; at a daily Town Hall meeting held throughout the summer season and various other venues.

Joe Wiegand, as Theodore Roosevelt (www.teddyrooseveltshow.com), was incredibly realistic

Joe Wiegand, as Theodore Roosevelt (www.teddyrooseveltshow.com), was incredibly realistic

Teddy Roosevelt taking questions.

As so many others have done before us (this was the 50th anniversary) we spent a glorious evening dining al fresco on local cuisine – “the Cowboy BBQ” – roast bison, pork and chicken followed by “Medora, The Musical”, a high quality musical production in an impressive outdoor theatre that we descended to by escalator.

A great view of the setting sun while dining.

Bet they didn't have this escalator for the audiences 50 years ago.

Bet they didn’t have this escalator for the audiences 50 years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open air dining near Medora

 

The western set.

The western stage set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wonderfully talented cast from many parts of the US

Wonderfully talented cast from many parts of the US

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Gospel

Gospel

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Returning from war.

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The Red, White and Blue.

Projections onto the hillside behind the stage

Projections onto the hillside behind the stage

Teddy Roosevelt descends the hills on a white charger.

Teddy Roosevelt descends the hills on a white charger.

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2 Responses to Medora and Theodore Roosevelt National Park

  1. Fred Schwering says:

    Looks like it was a wonderful show

  2. Judy Kelley says:

    Howdy cowboy and cowgirl. Looks like a very entertaining evening. Wishing you continued surprises around the next corner.
    Judy.

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