Williston ND (KEYZ) - For the thousands of baseball fans set to flock to Williston for the 2022 Babe Ruth World Series, visitors, or locals who are looking to get out and experience more of the area. 

These 10 destinations, in no particular order, will give you lasting memories or at the very least help get through the dog days of summer. 

  1. Fort Union - Distance from Williston 25 miles
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

Throughout the mid-1800’s, Fort Union was the most important fur trade post on the Upper Missouri River. Native American tribes exchanged furs for goods from around the world, including cloth, guns, blankets, and beads. The post annually traded over 25,000 buffalo robes and $100,000 in merchandise.  The parking lot of Fort Union actually resides in Montana, allowing you to momentarily venture into the Treasure State on your journey. 

  1. Fort Buford - Distance from Williston 24 miles 
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The site preserves remnants of a vital frontier plains military post. Fort Buford was built in 1866 near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers, and became a major supply depot for military field operations. Original features still existing on the site include a stone powder magazine, the post cemetery site, and a large officers' quarters building which now houses a museum.  Fort Buford is located less than a mile from Fort Union.

  1. Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center - Distance from Williston 24 miles

The Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center tells the story of the confluence of these two mighty rivers, as well as provides the same magnificent view that Lewis and Clark Expedition members enjoyed when they visited in 1805 and 1806. The rotunda area includes three large murals featuring quotes from the Lewis and Clark Journals.  Located one half mile from Fort Buford, making it a great opportunity to hit a three for one on visiting historic sites. 

  1. Links of North Dakota - Distance from Williston 28 miles

The #1 Golf course in North Dakota rated by Golfweek and Golf Digest and the 2nd most affordable golf course on the Top 100 list.  Nationally recognized The Links of North Dakota presents golfers with an authentic links style golfing experience on the bluffs overlooking Lake Sakakawea.   Bent Grass greens, fairways and tee boxes which allow a true “Links” ground game experience! Water doesn’t come into play on this par-72 championship course but 85+ sand bunkers will. Wind will almost always factor into your round at The Links.  Lodging, club and cart rental, and a full club-house are available. 

  1. Lunds Landing - Distance from Williston 25 miles
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Lunds landing really has it all when it comes to outdoor amenities: Beautiful country setting, genuine hospitality,. Full-service restaurant that features delicious homemade food including Juneberry pie and pan-fried walleye.  Rentals include cabins, kayaks, canoes, and boats for all of your camping, tipi camping, fishing, and hiking along the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Trail  Located just 6 miles from the Links of North Dakota is a dream come true for anyone who wants to experience North Dakota’s great outdoors. 

  1. Spring Lake Park - On the outskirts of Williston
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Experience all the park has to offer including the Spring Lake, an 18 hole frisbee golf course, dog park, picnic area. For those looking to get some light exercise, the 1.2 mile walking path around the park takes an average of 24 min to complete. This trail is great for birding, road biking, and trail running, and it's unlikely you'll encounter many other people while exploring.

  1. Williston Area Recreation Center - In Williston
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The Williston ARC is a premier recreation facility in the nation.  With a multitude of activities it is a destination for the whole family.  Amenities at the ARC include: Waterpark, Flow Rider, Long, 4 Indoor Tennis Courts, Indoor Mondo Turf Field, 200 Meter Competition Track, 4 Basketball Courts, Golf Simulator, Racquetball Courts, Elevated Walking Track, Cardio Floor and Free Weight Room, Indoor Playground, and much much more. 

  1. Safari Trampoline Park - In Williston

Safari Trampoline is a place to gather with friends and family to play together. Along with the trampoline park itself which is used for free play, dodge ball and su much more, inside the facility are a foam pit, bumper cars, arcade, and a toddler area.  It’s a great way to beat the heat but still stay active in Williston. 

  1. Grand Theaters - In Williston
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With two locations in downtown Williston, there is no better way to spend some time than to enjoy the latest and greatest on the silver screen.  Grand Theaters have been mainstays in Williston for decades, and have a full slate of showings throughout the day to accommodate any schedules. Don’t forget to grab the big bucket of popcorn on your way in. 

  1. Davidson Park - In Williston

Featuring the crown jewel of the 2022 Babe Ruth World Series in Ardeen Aafedt Stadium which includes an all natural grass field, shaded grandstands behind home plate, and plenty of concessions.  That’s not all that this part of town has to offer as there is so much going on without having to lose sight of the ballpark, with the Williston Splash Pad, massive playground, open park, and picnic area.  Even if baseball isn’t in your wheelhouse, Davidson Park has plenty to offer for the whole family. 

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