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Chateau de Mores

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Address: 3448 Chateau Road, Medora, ND 58645
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

This 19th century, 26-room hunting cabin constructed in 1883 by the Marquis...

This 19th century, 26-room hunting cabin constructed in 1883 by the Marquis de Morès, is now a museum displaying the family's original furnishings.

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A HOME With Real History

When visiting Medora, a visit to this Chateau is well worth the time. The Marquis de Mores built this hunting lodge to summer and entertain. The Marquis has a fascinating... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2015
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San Antonio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

When visiting Medora, a visit to this Chateau is well worth the time. The Marquis de Mores built this hunting lodge to summer and entertain. The Marquis has a fascinating history and the Home is well preserved with good historical value. In addition to the Chateau there is an interpretive center.

Thank PsychSanAntonio
Colbert, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

While in Medora, you learn the Marquis de Mores was a contemporary of Rosevelt and founded the town in an attempt to send beef back east in cold rail cars. His home (and the adjacent visitor center) are run by the state historic society and worth the visit. The home, which was a luxurious showpiece in the 1880s, remained in... More 

Thank John B
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

The Chateau is full of delightful surprises and details. The contrast between the formal and frontier parts of the house is extraordinary, and perfectly understandable in the historical context. We had a very knowledgeable and friendly guide for our small group – I regret that I don’t recall his name – and we toured the house at a leisurely pace.... More 

Thank Citallwic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

I don’t usually take tours of houses as most don’t interest me but Medora isn’t that big and after doing the south unit of TRNP in the morning I was looking for something to do before sunset. As you first turn off the main road, there is a building to the left, somewhat of a visitor center, where you have... More 

Thank HazelEyesFromTN
Moorhead, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Excellent portrayal of the Marquis the day we were there. We learned a lot about him and Medora. There is no air conditioning in the home, so it was hot that day. We have been there before, so we didn't spend a lot of time inside. The interpretive center was nice, too.

Thank C1503GKrobertm
Stillwater, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

A fascinating young aristocratic French couple built Chateau de Mores in the 1880s as a rustic summer home and hunting lodge for entertaining friends. They lived there only 3 years but left behind amazing stories of their love for Dakota Territory, their dreams of building a successful beef packing operation and their ultimate business failures in Medora. Take a tour... More 

Thank MNDoodles
Crookston, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

The staff were very informed about the family and took time to visit with us. Most of the furnishings are from the family and was very interesting.

Thank Crookrock
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

A great visit with the family and the caretakers there were very nice and answered all our questions. A little gem in North Dakota.

Thank Gloria A
Central, ND
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

You must go to the Chateau if you want to see how they lived back in the day. We have been to it over 30 times and enjoy it just as much as we did the very first time. Very good tours and you are free to ask as many questions as you like. Take you time and enjoy it!

Thank John S
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

The interpretive center was very interesting and worth the time. The staff was very helpful and the displays were interesting and informative. The tour of the separate house was disappointing. There were three people in the house to explain their portion. The first was fairly interesting. The next two offered nothing unless specifically asked. We were there in the morning... More 

Thank Larry S

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