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Williston, ND

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About WillistonWilliston began as a railroad town, although the establishment of the Fort Union Trading Post made this area a trading center long before the coming of the railroad. Like nearby Watford City, Williston lies within the oil-rich Bakken formation, and oil exploration and production is a recent—as well as productive—economic venture.

Lewis and Clark State Park (), 16 miles east of the city via SR 1804, is a popular recreation area on Lake Sakakawea that features an 18-hole golf course, a campground and picnicking areas. Williston also is the northern gateway to a scenic portion of US 85, a stretch of highway extending south 71 miles through the western North Dakota badlands to Grassy Butte.

Visitor Centers Williston Convention and Visitors Bureau 212 Airport Rd. Williston, ND 58801. Phone:(701)774-9041 or (800)615-9041

Things to Do Fort Buford State Historic Site

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site see place listing.

Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center

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Williston, ND

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4201 4th Ave W. Williston, ND 58801

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Four Points by Sheraton Williston

7115 2nd Ave W. Williston, ND 58801

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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton

1515 14th St W. Williston, ND 58801

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Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Williston

3820 4th Ave W. Williston, ND 58801

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