The legacy of the American West comes to life.


The Center of Western Heritage & Cultures features a theater that tells the story of the men and women who developed the plains horse culture as well as those who still live the lifestyle, today. Galleries filled with artifacts and memorabilia are combined with interactive exhibits of Native Americans, the homesteaders, the creation of the ranching industry, and the development of the sport of rodeo.

The centerpiece is the Hall of Honorees, celebrating the men, women, events and livestock that made extraordinary contributions to the history and lifestyle of North Dakota.

From the beautiful second-floor windows, glimpse historic Medora, the Chateau deMores and the entrance to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Excellent museum that pays tribute to the early leaders of the early North Dakota ranching industry. There is also an excellent display of artifacts that speaks to the 1st Nation’s (Sioux) presence in this region. A must see!- Dale

    • Location:
      250 Main St, Medora, ND 58645
      CALL (701) 623-2000
    • Summer Hours:

      The NDCHF business office will be open during regular business hours Monday through Friday.
      Call 701-623-2000 for additional information or to make an appointment.

      The NDCHF Museum and Gift Shop is open 7 days a week (Sunday through Saturday), from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Mountain Time.
      Fall hours will begin on October 1, 2023.

    • Admission:
      Adults - $9 Seniors - $7
      Students - $6
    • Kids 17 and under, visiting with adult guardian, are free every Wednesday and Sunday!
    • Inquire about group rates for field trips, groups and bus tours.