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Fort Buford State Historic Site

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Address: 15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801-8677
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Very good tour

While most of the fort is gone the remaining buildings give you a small peak into what life was like for soldiers living in a fort. There are some real interesting items in the... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Gene S
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the Friday before Memorial Day, and the site formally opens on Memorial Day. I was the only visitor. The grounds and buildings were well preserved. If you go there take the walk to the cemetery as I thought it was the most interesting part of the site.

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Thank Ronald A T
TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So they only have the buildings open in the summer, but the outside DIY tour is pretty awesome in itself. Most of the original complex is gone, however a few buildings still remain. There's a new recreation building of the barracks you can look in the windows and enjoy. There's public bathrooms on site. The cemetery is neat, a bit... More 

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Thank redneckITengineer
Wilton, North Dakota
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The site is well cared for and easily accessed. It's a good place to relax, picnic or even camp. The cemetery is the biggest story.

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Thank fxerider78
Culbertson, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

If you do nothing else, stop by the cemetery. The headstones are unique and identify the causes of death...which are interesting from a historical standpoint and also socially. The rebuilt barracks are awesome also

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Thank 2chipper
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

While most of the fort is gone the remaining buildings give you a small peak into what life was like for soldiers living in a fort. There are some real interesting items in the buildings and the folks giving the tour point these out and give the complete history. It's just a shame that so much of this place has... More 

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Thank Gene S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We thought there would be more there. Had to travel a distance to find 3 buildings. No one was around to even let us know what was there. Very small location.

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Thank janelle h
Oxford, England
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The flip side to Fort Union - based on the military rather than commerce. Loved choosing the bugle calls from the display. And you can stand where Sitting Bull surrendered

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Thank headingtonroadrunner
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104 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

By itself, unless you are a historian, Fort Buford is a two star to a three star visit. But given its close proximity to Fort Union (less than two miles) and the Confluence Center (just two blocks away), a combined visit becomes a triptych of 20th century history indulgence.

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Thank Raymond N
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We weren't sure to go when we arrived at the fort. We went to the main house which was where the staff were. We got a guided tour and the young man was very good. The fort has a a lot of history and worth the stop.

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Thank StringsMama
Claremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Not much is left of the original buildings but is full of history. The staff was well versed in the history and other local/time period information. Close to fort Union and Yellowstone confluence and easy to view. Can't imagine being there in 1870's or arriving via paddle boat.

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Thank Michael A

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