A couple hours away in the town of Medora, North Dakota, you will find an absolutely adorable little tourist town. One of the major attractions is the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, but there are many other attractions as well. You can find everything from museums to trail rides through the park, a water park for the kids (parents are free!) and golf for the adults. As a matter of fact, the town is so cute that its motto is “Explore It. Adore It. Medora.”
One of the biggest attractions of the town is the Medora Musical. This year they are celebrating their 50th year, so they have been around for a very long time. We had heard great things about it, so a few weeks ago, we decided we had to check it out. We are very glad we did! (Kids are free on Sunday and Wednesday!)
One of the coolest things about the show is that it is outside. There was no chance of rain noted when we bought our tickets, but they changed the forecast the day before the show, so we were hoping the rain would hold off. It did. 🙂
We had wonderful seats right up front on the right side of the stage. The kids thought it was neat that you could see the performers in the house windows when they were preparing for the next set.
There was great singing, great dancing, live music, even horses! It was one of those cute little shows where you find yourself smiling from the time it starts until well after it is over.
The night we went, the featured act was a juggling group from China. These boys were good. Really, really good! Their acrobatics were incredible. I guess each featured act of the summer performs for a few weeks, then another group comes in. I am sure all of the acts were great, but these boys were amazing!
After the show, the whole hillside was lit up with changing lights. I wish I were better at night photography, because it was such a beautiful sight. We talked about the show for a good bit of the drive home, which was a good thing, because we did not get home until almost 2am, and both Rob and I had to get up for work in the morning. It was more than worth it, though. Makes me smile just thinking about it… 🙂