A Weekend Getaway in Medora, North Dakota

Medora, North Dakota, is an off the beaten path, seasonal town.

Often North Dakota remains the last state visited by those earning the “Visited All 50 States” badge, as North Dakota is the least-visited state in the union. But a second look reveals Medora, North Dakota, as a hidden treasure for history buffs, outdoor lovers, and photographers.

Here’s how I fondly remember my Medora weekend getaway.

Unwind at Medora Uncork’d

We kicked off the weekend at Medora Uncork’d with a glass of Aronia Berry wine from Wolf Creek Winery in Cole Harbor, North Dakota.

Grab Breakfast at Farmhouse Café

They offer traditional breakfasts like the hearty farmhouse breakfast with two eggs, hash browns, breakfast meat, and starch choice.

You’ll find exhibits on North Dakota’s deep-rooted rodeo history, North Dakota ranchers, and indigenous Native Americans.

Explore the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame

Visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Several hiking trails and scenic overlooks branched off the 36-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

Have Dinner at the Pitchfork Steak Fondue

Chefs dressed in cowboy hats and red bandanas skewered steaks five-deep on a pitchfork and then fondued them in huge vats of boiling oil while we watched.

Enjoy Some Live Music at the Medora Musical

The musical features live on-stage, the Coal Diggers band, and the Burning Hills Singers.

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