Williston Vacation Packages & Travel Deals
A city in and the county seat of William County in North Dakota, Williston is the sixth largest city in the state. The city is small in size and big on attractions. These attractions in Williston satisfy an array of tastes and preferences. Exploring historic sites is among the ultimate things to do in the city vacations and there are plethoras of ways to enjoy the great outdoors as well. The city is perched on the northern banks of the Missouri River, and to the east, Lake Sakakawea attracts those who are in quest for recreational activities.
Places of Interest in Williston
Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center (MYCIC)
Telling the story of the confluence of Missouri and Yellowstone rivers, Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center is located one-half miles east of Fort Buford. The rotunda area of the center includes three large murals boasting quotes from the journals of Lewis and Clark Expedition, whose members visited here in 1805 and 1806. The center also features paintings of the Missouri River landscape by Colonel Philippe Regis de Trobriand, who was the commanding officer of Fort Stevenson near present-day Garrison.
Located in the heart of the city, Frontier Museum makes visitors experience life in the past. The museum includes a rural church, a depot taxi, two story house, country school, restored Great Northern depot, and exhibits from the 20s through the 50s.
Fort Buford State Historic Site
Preserving relics of a prominent plains military post, Fort Buford was built in 1866 near the confluence of Yellowstone and Missouri rivers. The original features of the fort still exist on the site including the post cemetery site, a stone powder magazine, and large officers' quarters that now house a museum.