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Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center

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Address: 15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801-8677
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+1 701-572-9034

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

Reviewed 14 October 2016
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Wilton, North Dakota
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Very well maintained. Museum is surprisingly rich with history. Bookstore is well-stocked. The walking trail along the riverbank with storyboards gives visitors a good chance to get some fresh air and exercise while learning why this exact location was critical to settlers and explorers.

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is a great place to visit in an area with not a lot of attractions worth visiting. It has beautiful scenic views and a nice, flat paved walking trail. A good place for a picnic.

Thank xfildchild
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Reviewed 14 October 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.

Thank Gene S
Bonney Lake, Washington
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168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 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.

Thank Sandra S
Oxford, England
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Reviewed 14 September 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.

Thank headingtonroadrunner
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Reviewed 12 September 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 

Thank Raymond N
Powder Springs, Georgia
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Reviewed 9 September 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 

Thank Cathy L
Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 27 August 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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Reviewed 6 August 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.

1 Thank Perthenia
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 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.

1 Thank StringsMama

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