Advertisement Photo courtesy of Chad Ziemendorf Photo courtesy of North Dakota Tourism Photo courtesy of North Dakota Tourism Visit North Dakota’s Wild West *Cowboy Boots Optional Watford City is located in the heart of western North Dakota’s Badlands. Fill the day exploring unmatched history, scenery, and culture. At the end of the day, unwind at one of our stunning new hotels, plus fine dining, cozy cafes, busy cocktail bars, all in an energetic downtown. Some “can’t miss” sites in the area include: Photo courtesy of Diane Defoe Take an Expedition: The Lewis & Clark Trail The Lewis and Clark Expedition travelled this area in 1804 and again in 1806. The confluence of Missouri and Yellowstone rivers is home to Fort Union Trading Post, a national historic site, and an important stop for the Native American tribes, traders and trappers. Fort Union, Fort Buford, and the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Center are an easy 50 mile drive west of Watford City. Celebrate Native Nations: Three Affiliated Tribes Earthlodge Village Just 45 miles east of Watford City, experience Native American culture, an earthlodge village and explore museums featuring authentic artwork, crafts and artifacts of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation. Get outside: Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP) TRNP’s North Unit is located 15 miles south of Watford City and features an abundance of watchable wildlife species like bison, elk, prairie dogs, white tail deer, and golden eagles to name a few. Put some miles on your hiking boots, bring your mountain bike, or take a scenic drive through this preserved section of the Badlands.