Williston Tourist Attractions
Williston is a pleasant community on Lake Sakakawea. The town offers historical attractions as well as numerous recreational opportunities. Fishing, golfing, and camping are just some of the popular summer time activities in and around Williston. Of particular interest in the area is the Lewis and Clark State Park where visitors can read about the adventures of these explores as they traveled through this part of the country.
Fort Buford State Historic Site
Near Williston in the west of the North Dakota, on the border with Montana, is Fort Buford, where Sitting Bull gave himself up in 1881 after returning to the United States from Canada.Fort Buford State Historic Site has been restored and contains three of the original buildings. There is an onsite museum and nearby is the fort cemetery.The site has all the regular facilities for tourists including picnic sites.
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
A short distance from Fort Buford is the earlier Fort Union (also restored), once an important trading post and fur trappers' base, where George Catlin and John James Audubon studied and painted the landscape and its inhabitants.Fort Union Trading Post was in use between 1828 and 1867 and accessed by the Assiniboine, Crow, Cree, Ojibway, Blackfeet, and Hidatsa tribes.
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