Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Center

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.


Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

Fort Union is renowned as a center of peaceful economic and social exchange between Plains Indians and white cultures. Here, the Assiniboine and six other Northern Plains Indian Tribes exchanged buffalo robes and smaller furs for goods from around the world.


Fort Buford State Historical Site

This well-preserved site preserves remnants of a vital frontier plains military post. Built in 1866 near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers, it became a major supply depot for military field operations.


Earth Lodge Village, Three Tribes Museum, Interpretive Center

The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara, known collectively as the MHA Nation or Three Affiliated Tribes, welcome visitors to experience their vibrant culture. The tribes believe their presence in North America is from the beginning of time. On the shores of Lake Sakakawea, just 45 miles east of Watford City, you can walk in the steps of indigenous people inside an earthlodge at the Earthlodge Village. The Three Affiliated Tribes Museum features artwork, crafts, artifacts and historical pieces. Journey through time at the MHA Interpretive center. Stimulate your senses at one of MHA Nations summer powwows and events.


McKenzie County Heritage Park & ND Oil Museum

Take a “step back in time”. Every building in this park was at one time located somewhere in McKenzie County. Come and explore our six acres and learn about the great “Island Empire” the last and largest county in the state of North Dakota to be settled! Did you know that it is FREE to visit the McKenzie County Heritage Park?


Poker Jim Historic Cemetery

This large rock atop a lonely Badlands butte marks the final resting place of Poker Jim. Although he was virtually unknown during his lifetime, Poker Jim’s name can still be found throughout present-day McKenzie County lore.


Lewis & Clark Trail Museum of Alexander

The Lewis & Clark Trail Museum of Alexander is organized thematically into distinct rooms such as an old general store, schoolroom, saddle room plus a room dedicated to the life and career of US Congressman and Governor Art Link.


Grassy Butte Historic Post Office Museum

Built in 1912 of logs and sod, this structure housed the Grassy Butte Post Office from 1914 to 1963. The structure is significant as one of the last known examples of Ukrainian-type log and clay plaster construction in North Dakota.


Walter Chaloner Memorial

The Walter Chaloner Memorial is located just outside the Theodore Roosevelt Park North Unit entrance. This memorial is in memory of a young cowboy who was killed in an accident on his horse near the site of the memorial.


Veteran's Memorial Foyer

While in Watford City, step into the Veteran's Memorial Foyer of the Veteran’s Memorial Building to view the beautiful, moving tribute to McKenzie County veterans that is housed there.


McKenzie County Veterans Park

Honoring past and present veterans of McKenzie County.