AAA / CAA Discount

Members get 10% off* nightly room rates at the Rough Riders Hotel and Badlands Motel

Military Discount

50% off 2017 Medora Musical tickets for active military members

Overnighter Package

Medora Musical, Pitchfork Steak Fondue, Lodging, and more! This package starts at just $253.50 for two!

Medora Hot Air Balloon Rally & Badlands Kite Fest

September 9 - September 10, 2017

Don't miss this beautiful photo-taking opportunity as Hot Air Balloons fly over the North Dakota Badlands.

The 15th Annual Medora Hot Air Balloon Rally will take place Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10, 2017.

The rendezvou point for riders is the open lot, located next to the Badlands Motel. The balloons will either take off from that location, or near Theodore Roosevelt's old ranch, south of the City of Medora, depending on the weather.

Riders and photographers will be informed immediately as the launch point is determined.

The direction the balloons will fly is solely based on the direction with the wind. Whichever way it blows, the balloons will follow!

Flights take place in the mornings, pending weather. 

Balloon Schedule:

Saturday Morning 
Pilot Briefing 5:15 am
Passengers arrive 5:45 am
(in air 6:30am -- land 8:00am)

Sunday Morning:
Pilot Briefing 5:15 am
Passengers arrive 5:45 am
(in air 6:30am -- land 8:00am)


3rd Annual

Badlands Kite Fest!

Grab a lawn chair and bring the whole family for the afternoon to see all the fun kites, soaring above Medora.

You can talk to the kite pilots, get some tips, buy kites they have for sale, snap lots of pics, or even bring your own kite and fly it as part of the festival!*

The Kite Flyers will be located around the town of Medora -- just look for the beautiful kites!

Kite Schedule:
Saturday and Sunday
Kites begin setup at 10:00a.m. MDT
Kites flying from approximately 11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. MDT

*folks bringing their own kites will just have to steer clear of the kites already in the air.

Kite Fest Schedule is tentative.