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More than I anticipated

I probably wouldn't have visited this site except for the fact that my tour group arranged a... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
LOTS of cowboy

If you like saddles and cowboys and horses, and boots and local history, this is for you. Very... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Astoria, Oregon
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250 Main Street, Medora, ND 58645
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

I probably wouldn't have visited this site except for the fact that my tour group arranged a special evening program during our fall visit. Most of Medora was closed for the season so I decided I would make the most of this visit and was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

While this facility offers information on local natural history, most of the exhibits fete rodeo winners and riding traditions. Visited to hear cowboy poet Rodney Nelson (wonderful) and local songwriter Jessie Veeder (sad, but compelling sons).

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

If you like saddles and cowboys and horses, and boots and local history, this is for you. Very nice people and well done displays

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rdgtchr
Reviewed September 16, 2018

The actual cowboy hall of fame was not particularly interesting, but the museum was quite comprehensive and had informative displays about Native culture and life as well as about the white settlers' experiences.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank iris423
Reviewed August 31, 2018

This museum captures some of the history of North Dakota and the origins of rodeo on single ranches. I was pleasantly surprised. I would put this on a par with the Cheyenne Old West Frontier Days Museum.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cindy P
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Hard to believe what people did in early times, many items donated and fun to look it . its a part of history and very well worth your time - people have donated belt buckles, saddles trophies -

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DakotaDixie1
Reviewed August 16, 2018

This museum is adjacent to the entrance to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora, ND. I would have given it a higher rating if I was a real rodeo fan, because the museum is very well done and is worth a visit of 1-2 hours....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chuck B
Reviewed July 24, 2018

We stopped here one morning when it was storming and we couldn't start hiking yet. The front desk staff was informative and was kind enough to let us know that kids were free on Wednesday if we would be in town then. The exhibits were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jayneg635
Reviewed July 16, 2018

I had anticipated this museum being on the order of the museum in Cody, WY, or he Cowboy Museum in OKC. While the museum was neat and well organized, it was lacking in issues about pioneer life that I expected. It did have some good...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank OkieRazorback
Reviewed July 6, 2018

In addition to lots of photos of cowboys bronc riding, barrel racing, etc., there were many beautiful hand-tooled saddles and some beautiful metal sculptures of both cowboys and Indians. There were also displays of huge belt buckles of winners, and a great trophy case of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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