Created in the early 1900s, the Courthouse was the first Courthouse in Billings County.
“The promise of vast fortunes brought the Marquis de Morès to the fledgling settlement of Little Missouri, but murder and mayhem marked his arrival. In just six months he built a 26-room hunting cabin, founded the town of Medora (named for his wife), constructed an abattoir, and was charged with murder. Join us just a few paces SW of Medora to discover more about the town’s most controversial figure! At the Chateau you can…
-Trace the Marquis steps through the ruins of his abattoir at Chimney Park and enjoy a picnic in the shade of the cottonwood grove.
-Take in the statue and landscaped gardens of DeMorès Park in downtown.
-Wander among the 26 rooms of the romantic hunting cabin he built for his wife, Medora.
-Explore hundreds of items that belonged to the family.
-Uncover the origins of the town and the Marquis’ determination to build a cattle empire.
A visit to the Chateau is perfect for the historian in all of us.”
The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, with its center of western heritage and cultures, exists to preserve the history and promote the culture of North Dakota’s Native American, Ranching, and Rodeo communities by informing and educating people of all nations and cultures about the states rich and colorful western heritage. New exhibits added seasonally.
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation strives to connect people to Medora for positive life-changing experiences. We operate 30+ businesses around Medora, focusing on history, education, and entertainment – including the Medora Musical, Pitchfork Steak Fondue, Bully Pulpit Golf Course, a TR Salute to Medora show, the Historic Rough Riders Hotel and more! We invite you to come explore it and adore it!