New Frontiers: Getaway in North Dakota's Badlands
Medora getaway guide: Where to play
To plan your trip, contact the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. (800) 633-6721; medora.com. You'll find most destinations on the site. Most attractions run seasonally.
Cedar Canyon Spa This full-service spa across the street from the Rough Rider Hotel offers plenty of pampering for women, men—even horses! (701) 623-1772; cedarcanyonspa.com
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site (pictured) Tour the 26 rooms of the Medora founder's 1880s home. (701) 623-4355
Dakota Cyclery Jen Morlock will tailor a ride to your comfort level. (888) 321-1218; dakotacyclery.com
Theodore Roosevelt National Park Some 70,000 acres of painted canyons and grassy hiking trails border Interstate-94 and the Little Missouri River. (701) 623-4466; nps.gov/thro
Western Edge Books, Artwork and Music Even if you've never read a lick of Western lore, the amazing array of titles in this sprawling shop will pique your curiosity. (701) 623-4345; westernedgebooks.com