Introduction to Williston, North Dakota
Williston was founded in 1887. The city was named in honor of Daniel Willis James, a board memeber of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. The area was named by his friend James J. Hill, the owner of the railroad.
Williston and nearby Attractions
- Lewis and Clark State Park
- Sheridan County Museum
- Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
- Brand Bar Museum
- Fort Buford State Historic Site
- Culbertson State Museum
Things To Do In Williston
East Lawn Park and Harmon Park offer various facilities for recreation. One can also visit museums like the Pioneers Pride Museum, Culbertson Museum, Sheridan County Museum and Brand Bar Museum from Williston. The town also hosts several festivals, including the Fort Union Rendezvous every June, the Band Day Festival every May, the Moon of the Changing Colors Pow-Wow every October and the Fort Union Living History Weekend every September.
Air transportation is available fom Sloulin Field International Airport.
Williston Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at Williston State College, Minot State University, the University of Mary, Chadron State College and Bismarck State College.