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Chateau de Mores State Historic Site

Medora, ND
701-623-4355
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Ranked #4 of 17 attractions in Medora
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: This 19th century, 26-room summer residence of the Marquis de Mores is now a museum displaying the family's original French - style furnishings.
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West Fargo, North Dakota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The original McMansion in western North Dakota. Well worth seeing just for the view from the house. The guides at the Chateau were very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. We were there on Saturday morning so happened to be there for the character reenactment of a German immigrant, Felix, who worked in the Medora area. A different character... More

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Springfield
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Enjoyed the historic aspect of the place. Info concerning de Mores and Teddy Roosevelt was of special interest.

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Oklahoma
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247 reviews 247 reviews
85 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I guess that I had just never thought about a French Nobleman living in this part of the country and the lengths that he would go to have the kind of life that he was accustomed to. The grounds were lovely the house was very interesting and the guides were knowledgeable. Well worth the visit..

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Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

It was worth the money, the staff at the Chateau de Mores go out of there way to show and explain things to you. There was a special program put on while we were there protraying a character from that time. They do different presentations, it was excellent!!!!

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Upstate New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

While I'm not sure that the Marquis de Mores was that great a guy, nor was he that historically important, he was important relative to the town of Medora (and thus Teddy Roosevelt). The house is so well preserved, and so historically pristine you have to love it! Even his still full bottles of wine. While I wouldn't recommend going... More

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Horse Patch, Wyoming
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Part of the era when european royalty became interested in the western 'cattle' business, you tour a 'hunting' lodge built and used by the Marquis De Mores (frenchman) in 1883. Medora North Dakota is named for his wife. Don't miss this!

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Alexandria,Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The stage coach ride is not listed to review but it was worth the money to take the time and ride this authentic buggy. The cowboys that worked on this attraction were almost from the old west. The buildings are very old but well kept up. Enjoy!

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I cannot give a full review as we did not go inside. However, we did ride up to the chateau and found it to be maintained well. We were not interested in going inside, because we had just finished riding through the beautiful Theodore Roosevelt Park. For those who have never seen 1800s furniture before, I recommend you go inside... More

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Vermilion, Canada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
82 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We started at the bottom of the hill in the information place. There were videos to watch and an extensive gallery to look through. The center was very clean and inviting. We paid here to go and see the house up the hill. The house was very well done. We were able to roam from room to room and enjoy... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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229 reviews 229 reviews
65 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Spent a couple of hours at the information center and house. Nice that so many of the items in the house are from the family. Interesting family and their North Dakota story.

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