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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! 


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 3 days is the Roughrider 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: Roughrider Hotel (3 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 “Salute to Medora” provides entertaining insight into Medora’s colorful history. Theodore Roosevelt comes to life in this vivid new presentation. Learn about him as President, husband, father, soldier, and hunter. Much of this new 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 all new 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 64th 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 dinner, and enjoy time reflecting on our time in Medora. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 4 – Medora to Bismarck 

After our last breakfast in Medora, we check out of our hotel and begin our journey east. Our first stop is On-A-Slant Village in the Abraham Lincoln State Park. The Village is a recreation of a 400-year-old Mandan Village. We’ll learn the history of the native Mandan who lived in the area for some 200 years before they were virtually wiped out by smallpox. In the afternoon, we’ll tour the North Dakota State Railroad Museum, featuring historic railroad cars, model displays, and railroad photos. We’ll then check into our hotel for the night and freshen up a bit before we take an evening cruise aboard the Lewis & Clark Riverboat on the Missouri River. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Country Suites by Radisson 


Day 5 – Bismarck to Home 

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

Included Meals: Breakfast  

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,449
Single: $1,839
Triple: $1,349
Quad: $1,269

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $85
Single: $116

Travel Bucks

$25 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


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 86°
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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
3 Nights at Historic Rough Riders Hotel in Medora
Oh-A-Slant Village
North Dakota State Railroad Museum
Lewis & Clark Riverboat Cruise

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
Home on the Range
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 86°
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