Western North Dakota hosts one of the finest outdoor sites designed for summer fun for the entire family. The Medora Musical has been a tradition since 1965, and it will be preparing to open up another summer season of fast-paced dancing, singing, and comedy.
The town of Medora hosts this annual rite of summer. Medora and its approximately 132 inhabitants are located right along Interstate 94 in the middle of the North Dakota Badlands.
The musical runs nightly from June 1 through the first week of September. The show’s venue is the Burning Hills Amphitheater, which is a short, easy drive just outside of Medora. Shows start promptly at 7:30 p.m. and end around 10:00 p.m. The outdoor amphitheater is modern and easily accessible by senior citizens, small children, and anyone needing some extra assistance.
Built around a musical theme, the family-friendly Medora Musical features the Burning Hills Singers, who entertain with their exceptional singing and energized dancing. Featuring a patriotic finale each night, the show is dedicated to America’s 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt. Additional entertainment is featured each night from a variety of acts from around the country.
Visiting the Medora Musical offers much more than just experiencing the top-notch music and entertainment. Experience the Old West by walking in the steps of Theodore Roosevelt, who spent some of his life in the Badlands during the 1880s. Located next door to Medora, Theodore Roosevelt National Park offers visitors an opportunity to see the Badlands and all of its natural beauty. Various lodging accommodations and unique restaurants and gift shops wait for all who arrive in Medora.
Any visitor to Medora should set aside time to check out the local attractions and events. A delicious Pitchfork Steak Fondue is prepared near the amphitheater prior to each night’s show. The Old Town Hall Theater hosts daytime shows, and the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame is found just down the street. For the more adventurous, horseback riding is nearby, and the Bully Pulpit Golf Course stands ready to challenge even the most-seasoned golfer.
Theodore Roosevelt fell in love with the Badlands, and the experience changed his life. He summed up his time around Medora, “I never would have been President if it had not been for my experiences in North Dakota.”
Medora is a small place with first-class entertainment that can fill anyone’s appetite, and the time spent will definitely bring one back again and again.
For more information about Medora and its musical, visit Medora Musical.
I love dance and music, take it with me next time:)
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Thanks for sharing a thought Ilona. Yes, you would enjoy this musical show outdoors on a summer night in the Badlands of North Dakota. I hope to go again in the next summer or two.
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