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

      The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Museum and Gift Shop

      Summer Hours:

      Summer hours begin on the first Friday of May. The hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily (except for Mondays when the museum and Gift Shop are closed) until the last Friday in May (Memorial Day weekend). That weekend, until the first Sunday in October, the hours change to 9:00 am to 6:00 daily (Sunday through Saturday) until the first Sunday in October.

      Fall Hours:

      The first Sunday in October is the beginning of fall visiting hours. They are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily, except for Mondays when the museum and gift shop are closed. These hours remain in effect until Medora's Old Fashioned Cowboy Christmas celebration held annually the weekend closest to December 7th.

      Winter Hours:

      The Museum and Gift Shop are closed daily from the Sunday of the Medora's Old Fashioned Cowboy Christmas celebration until the first Friday in May. During the winter months, contact the NDCHF business office to make special arrangements to view the museum.

      The NDCHF business office will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm throughout the entire year. Call 701-623-2000 for additional information or to make an appointment.

    • 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.