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.
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.