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“Very Interesting”

Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Williston
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Owner description: This center tells the story of the confluence of these two rivers.
Reviewed 9 December 2012

I usually do not like history theme sites however as my colleagues were going fishing I decided to join them. I found the Interpretive Center to have lots of great displays and very interesting history of the area.

1  Thank David F
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

It is across the road from Fort Buford and included on the same ticket. They are close to Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site. If you like history all three are worth seeing if you're in the area. We had to fight the oil traffic getting there. We went through Watford City and avoided Williston. The local people in other parts of ND warned us to beware of the criminals who've been attracted to the oil area. We enjoyed the Interpretive Center. It had an art museum and a history/geology museum. There was a good view of the rivers out back. I wouldn't drive out of my way to go to this part of the state right now. The oil trucks are everywhere and they've caused big ruts in the roads. Bring your own picnic. There's no place to eat because of the crowded conditions. Buy gas before you get there.

5  Thank molly30087
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

I have visited here mulitple times to concerts or simply to photograph the confluence.. great gift shop and helpful staff

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Reviewed 17 June 2012

Visited here last month during our vacation touring through North Dakota. This was our third stop after visiting Fort Union (a short drive away) and Fort Buford (1/2 mile away). The building is beautiful inside, has a large rotunda with tall glass windows looking out toward the meeting of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers. There are two exhibit rooms. One room features history of the area including the Lewis and Clark exhibition that visited the confluence, history of the fur trade, transportation on the rivers, settlement of the area, etc. Another room featured the art work of Einar Olstad who painted scenes of the American West and farming/ranching life in North Dakota. The paintings were very nice to view. There are chaps that were supposed to have been worn by Teddy Roosevelt as well as other artifacts in the room. There is a small gift shop and an information/visitor center. The day we visited the center was staffed by several volunteer ladies who were friendly and helpful. The cost for the center is $5.00 and includes Fort Buford. You can pay either at the Center or the Fort for the admission. We enjoyed walking down to the path near the river. The scenery is lovely.

4  Thank MSWMom50
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

We got to go thru the museum here and there was a lot of good information about the area and it was very well staffed.

Thank cindy k
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