North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora

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The 15,000 square feet of facility space tell the exciting story of the plains horse culture, a way of life unique to the world. It is interpreted through the horse culture with stops along the Native American, Ranching and Rodeo trail and is alive with presentations.

The centerpiece of the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame is the Hall of Honorees, honoring the men, women, animals and events that have made extraordinary contributions to the horse culture and western lifestyle of North Dakota and the Great Plains. The inductees are selected annually by the Trustees of the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Honorees is comprised of Inductees in the rotating categories of: Leaders of Rodeo and Ranching; Pre-1940s Rodeo; Modern-Day Rodeo; Pre-1940s Ranching; Modern-Day Ranching; Ranch; Western Arts & Entertainment; Great Westerner; Cowboy Long Rider; Rodeo Producer and Livestock; Special Achievement; and, Legacy divisions. Nominees must be at least 50 years old or deceased.

The 5,000 square foot patio is perfect for summer weddings, meetings, reunions, dinners and dances. Catering is also available for the upstairs meeting rooms, which hold up to 100 for a meeting, banquet or seminar. As you will see, the conference rooms have the most beautiful view in North Dakota.
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  • There are some interesting things to see and learn in this small museum. Probably more interesting for area cowboys than random tourists.  more »
  • Nice small museum with two introductory films. Admission is $10 per adult, $7 seniors and less for children. I enjoyed the Western cattle trail info and the rodeo section. There are great Native...  more »
  • Museum is full of wonderful artifacts and information. Young children were not as interested in everything as much as the small children's area, which included a cute "campfire".  more »
  • One of the nicest cultural history sites around. Ranching, rodeo, agriculture, Native history all preserved in context. Interesting. The staff is wonderful. Absolutely worth your visit.
  • Have always been a cowboy at heart. Had a horse farm in Kentucky. Always wanted to see the cowboy hall of fame and Teddy Roosevelt National Park. Makes a perfect vacation to visit Medora to do both.
  • Not many artifacts. Lots of reading plaques. I think it should be combined with a history of Medora and the state of North Dakota. Cowboys might be part of your history but to most are not that interesting unless your into that sort of thing. Very nice lady at the front desk.
  • Incredible history of the original men and women who, against all odds made North Dakota world famous for rodeo, and hard work paying off; making the state and country great!
  • Fantastic museum in excellent shape. Not huge in size but big on content. Worth the money.

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