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Chateau de Mores

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Address: 3448 Chateau Road, Medora, ND 58645
Phone Number: (701) 623-4355
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

This 19th century, 26-room hunting cabin constructed in 1883 by the Marquis...

This 19th century, 26-room hunting cabin constructed in 1883 by the Marquis de Morès, is now a museum displaying the family's original furnishings.

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Medora stage exciting and fun.

The Medora stage is a fun little ride into to pages of history. The drivers are friendly and safe. The ride is full of dips and winds its way along the cool river bottom. I would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
Jayson J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

The Medora stage is a fun little ride into to pages of history. The drivers are friendly and safe. The ride is full of dips and winds its way along the cool river bottom. I would recommend to anyone wanting a short ride back in time

Thank Jayson J
San Antonio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

When visiting Medora, a visit to this Chateau is well worth the time. The Marquis de Mores built this hunting lodge to summer and entertain. The Marquis has a fascinating history and the Home is well preserved with good historical value. In addition to the Chateau there is an interpretive center.

Thank PsychSanAntonio
Colbert, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

While in Medora, you learn the Marquis de Mores was a contemporary of Rosevelt and founded the town in an attempt to send beef back east in cold rail cars. His home (and the adjacent visitor center) are run by the state historic society and worth the visit. The home, which was a luxurious showpiece in the 1880s, remained in... More 

Thank John B
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The Chateau is full of delightful surprises and details. The contrast between the formal and frontier parts of the house is extraordinary, and perfectly understandable in the historical context. We had a very knowledgeable and friendly guide for our small group – I regret that I don’t recall his name – and we toured the house at a leisurely pace.... More 

Thank Citallwic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I don’t usually take tours of houses as most don’t interest me but Medora isn’t that big and after doing the south unit of TRNP in the morning I was looking for something to do before sunset. As you first turn off the main road, there is a building to the left, somewhat of a visitor center, where you have... More 

Thank HazelEyesFromTN
Moorhead, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Excellent portrayal of the Marquis the day we were there. We learned a lot about him and Medora. There is no air conditioning in the home, so it was hot that day. We have been there before, so we didn't spend a lot of time inside. The interpretive center was nice, too.

Thank C1503GKrobertm
Stillwater, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

A fascinating young aristocratic French couple built Chateau de Mores in the 1880s as a rustic summer home and hunting lodge for entertaining friends. They lived there only 3 years but left behind amazing stories of their love for Dakota Territory, their dreams of building a successful beef packing operation and their ultimate business failures in Medora. Take a tour... More 

Thank MNDoodles
Crookston, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The staff were very informed about the family and took time to visit with us. Most of the furnishings are from the family and was very interesting.

Thank Crookrock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

A great visit with the family and the caretakers there were very nice and answered all our questions. A little gem in North Dakota.

Thank Gloria A
Central, ND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

You must go to the Chateau if you want to see how they lived back in the day. We have been to it over 30 times and enjoy it just as much as we did the very first time. Very good tours and you are free to ask as many questions as you like. Take you time and enjoy it!

Thank Brokenbackjack

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