Williston Travel Guide

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    Trading post headquarters
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    Fort wall and entrance gate
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Williston Things to Do

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    James Memorial Art Center

    by Basaic Written Nov 17, 2015

    The James Art Center hosts many art shows in its gallery and live shows every second Sunday of the month. Art classes are taught here for kids and adults. Special programs are put on during the year. The James Art Center is located in the old James Memorial Library which was completed in 1911 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hours are 9 AM to 2 PM Monday through Thursday and 1 PM to 5 PM on Friday and Sunday. Closed on Saturday.

    James Memorial Art Center
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    • Museum Visits
    • Family Travel

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    Williston Historic District

    by Basaic Written Nov 17, 2015

    There is a lot of history in the Williston area (see also my page on Buford, North Dakota). There is a national historic site and a state historic site nearby between Buford and Williston. Williston itself has a nice historic district with several buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. There are four individual locations in Williston listed on the National Register of Historic Places; like the old post office (photo 4).

    Williston Historic District Williston Historic District Theater Old Post Office
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    • Architecture

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    Williston and Williams County

    by Basaic Written Nov 17, 2015

    Williston is a town of about 21,000 (up 67% since 2000) located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 2 and 85 and North Dakota Highway 194 in Williams County in Northwestern North Dakota near the border with Montana. The population in Williston was slowly rising until about 2009 when the oil boom started. Williston was founded in 1887 and was named by the owner of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company for his friend and board member Daniel Willis James. There are several attractions near Williston, and because of the oil business there is increasing infrastructure to support tourism. Williston is the county seat for Williams County. Williams County was established in 1891 and is the second county seat in North Dakota named Williams after a politician from Bismarck (the other one preceded it and is now gone). Williams County is the fastest growing county in the U.S. as of 2014 and in 2014 had the lowest unemployment rate (1.2%) in the country.

    Williams County Courthouse Wiliston City Hall
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Williston Hotels

  • Marquis Plaza And Suites

    very clean & a friendly staff a very good resturant next door, away from the noise & traffic

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  • Candlewood Suites Williston

    3716 6th Avenue West, Williston, North Dakota, 58801, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Airport International Inn

    3601 Second Ave. West, Williston, North Dakota, 58801, United States

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Couples

  • Williston Super 8 Motel

    2324 Second Ave W., Williston, North Dakota, 58801, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

  • Missouri Flats Inn

    213 35th St W, Williston, North Dakota, 58801, United States

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

Williston Transportation

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    A Stop for the Empire Builder

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Aug 1, 2007

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    Williston is a primary stop for one of Amtrak's most legendary trains, the Empire Builder, which crosses America's northern tier from Chicago to Seattle and Portland. Two passenger trains pass through Williston every day - one going east and the other west. Fortunately for the people of Williston, and those who want to travel there, the Williston stops are during daylight hours.

    Karen and I have taken the train through Williston twice. The stop there has given us just enough time to get out, stretch our legs a bit, and take a very hurried glimpse of the town.

    Williston, North Dakota Train Depot Stephen & Karen beside their Train in Williston
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Williston Favorites

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    Nature at it's best!

    by photochaser Updated May 29, 2007

    Favorite thing: I visited Williston, ND in December of 2006. I thought for sure I would freese to death. After all, I was coming from sunny SoCal! Boy was I pleasantly suprised. We arrived during a very mild time of that month. Had a wonderful time. Only 2 days of snow, but it was the fun fluffy kind. Just blanketed the whole area and made it more beautiful than before.
    Here is a sample of some of the pictures I was honored to experience.

    Park in Williston, ND Williston, ND Williston, ND Lake
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    • Skiing and Boarding

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