Are you even sure where it is on the map?
North Dakota is the third least populated state. And it’s located (surprise!) north of… SOUTH Dakota, somewhere in the middle of the US, along the Canadian border.
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Don’t let the population numbers slow you down.
Consider traveling to the Williston, ND area (located in the north western part of the state) here are several local suggestions perfect for a family travel adventure!
- About 25 miles southwest of Williston is the Fort Buford State Historic Park
Fort Buford was a vital military post. And is most well known for being the site where Sitting Bull surrendered.
- An absolute favorite among the younger set is the New Park: Brigham Playground
Located inside Davidson Park in the center of Williston. It is set up mirroring the importance of agriculture and energy to the town! And the splash pad is great in summer.
- Another local historical and natural museum sits on the Confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers
You have to look at this area and imagine Lewis and Clark first looking down on the two majestic rivers. Learn about the history of the rivers, walk around on the trails and plan to bring a picnic.
- Golfing at The Links of North Dakota
No water in these links, but sand bunkers and wind will test your skill! About 28 miles outside of Williston, ND.
- List of Dining in Williston, ND
From fast food to family friendly sit down most chains are here and a few mom & pop local gems too.
- List of Family Friendly Things to do in Williston
Including Fisbee Golf, And Indoor WaterSlide and a Children’s Theater!
- Camping and Hotel Accomodations in Williston
A lot of camping choices to choose from and a few hotels Best Western, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express and a bunch of smaller options.
I’ve never been to North Dakota, please go see this area for yourself and let me know what you think. I DO have a sister-in-law who lives there and several of these suggestions come straight from the local herself. I hope she has a couch so I can sleep somewhere when I come to visit North Dakota!