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Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center

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Address: 15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801-8677
Phone Number: 701-572-9034
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This center tells the story of the confluence of these two rivers.

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Good views plus informative exhibits

I really enjoyed the walk outside by the river; there were great views of the river plus a series of informative signs about the local history and ecology of the confluence. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Wanderlust777
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed the walk outside by the river; there were great views of the river plus a series of informative signs about the local history and ecology of the confluence. You can see all this for free. For five dollars you can also view the exhibit inside the center, which does a nice job of covering all of the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't have much time here, so we just walked the short paved path to view the confluence of the rivers. There are a few interpretative signs to explain the area's significance.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was close to Fort Union so we stopped in. The museum cost and the fee included Fort Buford. There were 2 exhibit rooms and a 23 minute movie. You could walk the grounds if time allowed. Lots of staff around for questions. But not much for teens or children to do.

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Claremont, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Historically this is a major site, the confluence/trading post/fort that affected the entire upper Missouri, the tribes, natural resources including gold, exploration route to the Pacific. The museum is rather small but filled with interesting history. Fort Buford 2 minutes away.

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Duncannon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We arrived bright and early July 5th. The place was deserted. I often wonder if the locals know what magnificent gems they have in their own backyards. We took the wAlk around the confluence, take the time to read about the area, it really adds to the experience. We saw muskrats working, many types of birds, ducks and geese. The... More 

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Hartford, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Very nice museum. Peaceful, paved walking path along river. We bought the combo ticket that also got us into Fort Buford.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

There is so much in the way of History where these two great rivers come together and form! The museum has artifacts you wouldn't be able to see or imagine without visiting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We got there just in time for a guided tour!! Very glad we did, super friendly, ask questions, no rushing threw. Call ahead and you won't be disappointed!!

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

If you plan to go to this site be sure to check the hours that the Interpretive Center is Open. It closed at 4:00 p.m. and I arrived at 4:15 p.m. However, all was not lost because the signage along the river was is so good and detailed. I'm sure the center would have been equally good.

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

The center and Fort Buford are offered as a pair for $5. The fact that the actual room where Sitting Bull surrendered makes it worthwhile. The lady at the fort was right on with explanations providing little or lots of info as the visitor wishes.

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