Medora, ND High 51 Low 39
A French nobleman, Marquis de Mores, founded the town of Medora in 1883. He named the town after his wife, Medora von Hoffman. The Marquis wanted to ship refrigerated meat to Chicago via the railroad and built a meat packing plant there. All that is left of the plant is this smokestack. (it was foggy this morning)
Their home is named the Chateau de Mores and is a museum. We decided not to spend the money to visit it. But I’m sure it is really magnificent.
But let me tell you, this time of year Medora has rolled up its sidewalks for the winter. There are two restaurants open along with a convenience store and occasionally the bar is open on no set schedule. We had lunch at the Elkhorn Cafe and we were underwhelmed. Expensive as well as mediocre. Thought about trying the Rough Rider Hotel Dining Room but the cheapest thing on their menu was a pork chop for $27. No thanks.
This place really booms in the summertime. They have a huge outdoor amphitheater where musicals are performed. Offer a pitchfork steak fondue which is $29 for your steak and a buffet. We did that once years ago and we don’t need to do it again.
Definitely a tourist town.