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Alternate l- History of Fur Trade!

  • Enjoy delving into local history at the beautiful Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Center. Fort Buford State Historic Site is nearby & Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, with its reconstructed Bourgeois House, is only another couple miles west! (3 hours)
  • Supper and casino gambling in Trenton. (2 hours)
  • Still have more gas in the tank? Take in sunset from the middle of the Fairview Lift Bridge. (1 hour)

Alternate ll- Head South! (all day trip)

  • Visit both the north and south units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. You will come across the North Unit first, and it wouldn't be unusual to become part of a bison traffic jam! (2 hours including drive time)
  • Stop for lunch at Trapper's Kettle in Belfield (2 hours including drive time)
  • Take a drive through the South Unit of the National Park.(1 hour)
  • Enjoy the pitchfork fondue followed by the Medora Musical. Or if pizza is more your style, check out the pizza parlor in town. There is a great Cowboy Hall of Fame museum, as well, and other stops. (3 hours + 2 hour drive back to Williston if returning)

Williston Day Trips

History Alive

  • Fort Union National Historic Site - 1 hour
  • Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center - 1 hour
  • Fort Buford State Historic Site - 1 hour
  • Supper at The Williston Brewing Company or Sagas

Ladies & Gentlemen

  • Golfing (choices of Eagle Ridge, Williston Municipal or Top 100 rated Links of ND)
  • Unique shopping downtown
  • Supper at Basil Asian Fusion

For the Birds

  • Morning walk or kayak trip out of Lewis & Clark State Park (they rent out fat tire bikes, too!)
  • Lunch at Lund's Landing
  • Walk the trails at Lund's Landing or arrange for a guided fishing excursion
  • Supper at Famous Dave's

Rainy Day Family Fun Ideas

  • Strike Zone Bowling Alley and Arcade
  • Safari Trampoline
  • Williston Public Library
  • Williston Area Recreation Center
  • Grand Theatre or Main Street Cinema movies

Summer Family Fun Ideas

  • Go carts at Thunder Valley Speedway
  • Nature trails at Lewis & Clark State Park, Fort Buford State Historic Site or Fort Union National Historic Site
  • Mini golf or clay shooting at Painted Woods Sporting Complex
  • Find all the statues in Harmon Park
  • Fishing and playground time at Spring Lake Park

Queen for a Day

  • Get your custom specialty coffee from one of many independent coffee spots such as Daily Addiction, Meg-A-Latte, Caffeinated, Deja Brew, Young Bucks and others!
  • Facial and massage at Restore Wellness Spa
  • Lunch at Senor Egg
  • Shopping downtown boutiques
  • Manicure and Pedicure
  • Catch up with friends at Hops & Berries downtown