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Breathe deeply the cleanest air in America, travel off the beaten path and enjoy scenic byways, backways and legends of the Old West.There is mysterious beauty and adventure only found in these wide open rolling hills of legendary Western North Dakota! 

Medora is a sweet small town, just a few blocks by a few blocks, so we often times walk to our venue/meal locations. Enjoy “lighter” mornings in which our activities start later allowing a relaxing morning.

 

Day 1 – Home to Medora, ND 

We will travel west today, gradually leaving the lakes and trees of Minnesota behind, making our way into the open vistas of the prairies of North Dakota. We’ll stop at the Painted Canyon Visitors Center and take in the beautiful scenery! Our “home on the range” for the next 4 days is the Rough Riders Hotel in the heart of historic Medora, providing luxury accommodations with the feel of the old west! Medora is the number one destination for visitors to North Dakota. Dinner is served right at the hotel this evening as we anticipate all that is in store for us the next few days. 

Included Meals: Dinner 

Hotel: Rough Riders Hotel (4 Nights) 

 

Day 2 – Medora 

After a great breakfast buffet we set out to explore Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Find out why Teddy Roosevelt loved this region and helped to create a national park to preserve it. The vast North Dakota prairies, rivers, and badlands are home to a wide variety of native wildlife such as herds of bison, elk, bighorn sheep, bald and golden eagles, meadowlarks, burrowing owls, prairie dogs, and several bands of wild horses. During the summer months, bands of Mustangs may be seen grazing on the upland plateaus in the park, where they can enjoy the cooling winds and lush grasses. Today, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is one of the few areas in the West where free-roaming horses may be readily observed. There is nothing quite like the site of a stallion silhouetted high on a ridge protecting its herd! After lunch on your own, we explore “Chateau de Mores” and learn about the founding and history of Medora. A one hour performance of the “Teddy Roosevelt Show” provides entertaining insight into Medora’s colorful history. Theodore Roosevelt comes to life in this vivid presentation. Learn about him as President, husband, father, soldier, and hunter. Much of this show also focuses on Teddy’s time right here in the North Dakota Badlands. And now for the main event: The nationally acclaimed Pitchfork Steak Fondue is an absolute delight. Every evening chefs load steaks onto pitchforks and fondue them western style right before your eyes. Savor your steak as you overlook the picturesque Badlands from atop a bluff at the Tjaden Terrace. Your steak comes with all of the fixin’s. Plus, you’ll be serenaded with western melodies performed live by members of The Coal Diggers from the Medora Musical. Following dinner is the Medora Musical. Enjoy family entertainment while in the outdoor splendor of the North Dakota Badlands in the 2,852 seat Burning Hills Amphitheater. This professionally produced, high energy, western style musical is proudly dedicated to the legacy of America’s 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, and the time he spent here in North Dakota’s Badlands. Each show pays tribute to American patriotism and the Old West. Audiences are treated to an exciting array of songs performed by the Burning Hills Singers and accompanied by the on-stage band, the Coal Diggers. The Medora Musical also features nationally known variety acts, live horses on stage and a gospel tribute. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 3 – Medora 

Another hearty breakfast buffet prepares us for our adventures today. Just a short drive west of Medora is Father Cassedy’s ranch for needy boys and girls, the nationally acclaimed Home on the Range. In a truly authentic setting we have the privilege of witnessing the ranch’s 66th annual Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Rodeo. An exclusive orientation tour of the ranch, lunch in the Home on the Range kitchen, and special reserved seating for the rodeo has all been arranged for our group. This will truly be an unequaled experience you will want to share with family and friends when you return. We return to Medora this afternoon to just relax before we have dinner on the Schaefer Center Patio. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 4 – Medora 

This morning get ready for some good ole toe-tappin’, gospel music! We start with a fantastic array of brunch favorites, followed up with one heck of a gospel show with a full band, gospel quartet, and an inspiring message. The Medora Gospel Brunch will be the perfect way to start our day! Later, we are treated to some afternoon entertainment. And how about rounding out the day with a visit to the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame! What a great day. Enjoy a pizza party & our last evening in this special town. 

Included Meals: Brunch, Pizza Party 

 

Day 5 – Medora to Home 

One more breakfast before we journey back home with fond memories of our Home on the Range. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

 

 “Home, home on the Range 

Where the deer and the antelope play 

Where seldom is heard, 

a discouraging word 

For what can an antelope say…” 

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,599
Single: $2,039
Triple: $1,479
Quad: $1,389

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $116
Single: $149

Travel Bucks

$30 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Tour Pace

Light to Moderate Walking

Price Includes

9 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 83°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
47°
Minneapolis, Mn
43°
Home on the Range
Motorcoach Departure Date:
08/04/2022
Motorcoach Return Date:
08/08/2022

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Tour Highlights

Painted Canyon & ND Badlands
Western Town of Medora
Catered Dinner at the Schaefer Center Patio
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Free Roaming Wild Horses & Bison
Pitchfork Fondue & The Medora Musical
Home on the Range Visit
Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Rodeo
4 Nights at Historic Rough Riders Hotel in Medora
Gospel Show with Brunch
Conversation with the Roosevelts
North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
47°
Minneapolis, Mn
43°
Home on the Range
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 83°
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