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Fort Buford State Historic Site

Address: 15349 39th Lane NW, Williston, ND 58801
Phone Number: (701) 572-9034
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Williston
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sabin, Minnesota, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Not sure if it was because the time of year but there was nothing happening here. There a few buildings (none were open) and some signs explaining where other buildings would be. Lots of work needs to be done and I hope they find the funding to do it.

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Jackson, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great place for history buffs. Was cool to be in the room where Sitting Bull surrendered. And the center was full of information with very knowledgeable personnel.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I wandered around the Fort and the Confluence center bored and was almost ready to move on when a very friendly man with a name tag that read Arty walked up and introduced himself. The next few hours saw the group grow and each person who arrived became just as mesmerized as I was as Arty brought the bones of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

The Confluence Interpretive Center hosts concerts every month. We always have fun listening to the music and viewing the museum galleries and the best small gift shop.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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260 reviews 260 reviews
69 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Buy your tickets at the Confluence Center for Ft. Buford. Admission is for both the Confluence Center and Ft Buford. If you're not interested in the 1800's you're probably not going to like Ft. Buford. But, we thought it was fascinating! The house/museum is original and the room telling about Sitting Bull is the room in which he surrendered. The... More 

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Maple Park, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We toured George Armstrong Custer's home at the Fort & found this terribly interesting. The employees dressed in period Army attire, and informed us that once we stepped into the home, he would be relating to us as a mid-19th century serviceman, and would not understand any questions about modern-day American conveniences. Pleasant, helpful gift shop employees.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
76 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Both sites are on the same ticket. We were entertained by the two rangers at the park. They were knowledgable about Custer and Sitting Bull. With the oil drillling I wouldn't travel out of my way to go to these attractions, but we did enjoy them.

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Corporal9, Manager at Fort Buford State Historic Site, responded to this review

Sorry it is not worth your time to come back out here. One thing I would like to clarify here, however is: This is Fort Buford State Historic Site, Not Fort Union National Park, we never have a rendezvous at this site. More 

Grand Island, Nebraska
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413 reviews 413 reviews
79 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Makes for a nice drive out of town but not much appealing enough to make for return trips. The location is scenic and rural and the surrounding grassy plains make for a nice walk or run. I went to the Rendezvous thinking there would be more demonstrations and activities but there was just one person creating stone flints and lots... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Well I have been here multiple times. Always interesting, Do not forget to visit the cemetary as well

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Modesto, California
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451 reviews 451 reviews
196 attraction reviews
458 helpful votes 458 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Visited here while traveling through North Dakota on vacation. This was our second stop of our first day after seeing Fort Union. The fort was built in 1866 at the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers and was a major supply depot. There are only two buildings remaining to tour; the officer's quarters which is now a museum and... More 

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