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Fort Buford State Historic Site

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Address: 15349 39th Lane NW, Williston, ND 58801
Phone Number: (701) 572-9034
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Find Arty and listen

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2014
Randall S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

What an awesome piece of history tucked in the hills near Williston, North Dakota. Some of the original buildings still exist although they are empty, it still gives you the feeling of a time in the past where Cowboys and Indians existed. This is the location of the surrender of the great Indian chief, Sitting Bull. That in itself is... More 

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Estelline, South Dakota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

In the visitor's center, I really appreciated the emphasis on including the stories and experiences of women and children who lived at the fort -- so many museums focus only on the soldiers. There are also a couple of places where the contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers and other African-Americans who lived at the fort are highlighted -- also nice... More 

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Culbertson, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Fort Buford is a little known treasure. The museum is wonderfully done with lots of daily items to look at and ponder. The new barracks that are rebuilt are very interesting. But my favorite after lots and lots of visits remains the cemetery where you find the cause of death --- "inebriation", "Killed by Indians" and other treasures that leave... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

What I did like were the 3 information large standing posters giving more info about Sitting Bull which were located within the house where he surrendered. Young college kid was sitting inside the entrance of that building to get your 5 bucks to gain entrance. I think you could get a tour from him for one or 2 of the... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

There are a few re-constructed buildings with a board walk in between them. The plaques show the layout of the original fort but not much is visible. The cemetery has a handful of original headstones but they are all from the later days of the fort. The guided tour is $5 and also gets you admission to the confluence museum.... More 

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Sabin, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

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

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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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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