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Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center

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Address: 15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801-8677
Phone Number: +1 701-572-9034
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This center tells the story of the confluence of these two rivers.

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Very good spot for history buffs

This is a very goood place to learn about the importance of river travel and trade for the Western US. You can see how far the river has moved since the docks were built. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 14, 2016
Gene S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This is a very goood place to learn about the importance of river travel and trade for the Western US. You can see how far the river has moved since the docks were built. The building has some very good displays of the areas history.

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Bonney Lake, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a worthwhile stop while touring the area. The exhibit is nicely set up and the facility is fairly new. In addition to the exhibits, there are on-site concerts held occasionally.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

A well-stocked bookshop - and the staff were very helpful in searching for the Ghosts of North Dakota books I was looking for. Nice exhibition on the importance of the confluence for culture and trade. Entry also gets you in to Fort Buford - worth doing both.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

One evening, a young boy could not find his dog. The father told the young man they would look the following day. The next day, they looked out the window and spotted the dog. This describes the Great Plains perfectly. One can look in any direction and see for miles. But in this case, the vista is where the majestic... More 

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The wild Missouri is here where the Yellowstone joins the eastward flow. We read the reviews of the center and having been disappointed a few times prior we passed. We saw a walking trail near the center but no hint of the river. Then we spotted a boat launch sign. Take the road to the left at the center for... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 bubbles 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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