Learn more about the culture of the American West.
North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame captivates the historic heritage of Indigenous Native Americans, rodeos, ranchers, and horse folk, inspiring cowboys and cowgirls of the future. Visitors of all ages, nations, and cultures can enjoy the Cowboy Hall of Fame. This hall of fame's main goal is to educate, inspire, and honor those of Western heritage. The idea of the Hall was inspired by Evely Nevens, Goldie Nutter, and Phil Bulard. These three individuals were very active in the western, rodeo culture. As they were leaving an event one day driving along Highway 83, they realized the need to preserve the state's rich rodeo history and facts. Failure to preserve this cultural heritage would result in a lack of understanding by each generation. The trio worked together and found funding, support, interests, and site location and gathered Native American history and a selection of facts, honoraries, stories, and more. Together they created the North Dakota Cowboys Hall of Fame.
The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame is located on Mainstreet in Medora, North Dakota. It is a seasonal location open only in the spring and summer months. Admission is reasonable and accommodating. Kids under the age of 18 are free on Wednesdays and Sundays. Guests are also encouraged to seek out group admission rates. The gift shop is a great place to find souvenirs, plus rodeo and other gear. Come and see what the Cowboy Hall of Fame in North Dakota is all about!