Attractions

As the population of Watford City grew during the state’s energy boom, new residents and visitors alike had the chance to see what makes our town special!

During your time in Watford, we’re sure you’ll notice the welcoming and hospitable atmosphere of the area. Explore downtown, where you can pop into boutiques, stroll through parks, and visit excellent local restaurants, breweries, and bars. Families can spend a day splashing around at Wild West Water Park while anyone wanting to hit the links will love our proximity to Fox Hills Golf Course. The Rough Rider Center is a state-of-the-art facility with space for concerts, meetings, sporting events, and more, and guests at Inn at Hunters Run will love being a five-minute drive from this modern facility.

A day trip from Watford can include a visit to the scenic Theodore Roosevelt National Park or an excursion on the Maah Daah Hey Trail. Choose Inn at Hunters Run for your Watford City hotel and be in the heart of all that our bustling town has to offer!

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Located just 1.5 hours from Watford City, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a can’t miss for anyone seeking outdoor adventure and scenic beauty. The sprawling national park has three units: the North Unit, Elkhorn Ranch Unit, and the most-visited South Unit. A great way to take in the natural beauty is via a scenic drive across the stunning badlands, while hiking trails range from short walks to daylong backcountry treks. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like bison, elk, bald eagles, and more!

Rough Rider Center

The world-class facilities of the Rough Rider Center are located less than two miles from Inn at Hunters Run. The Rough Rider Center is host to concerts, expos, sporting events, and more. They offer a variety of meeting facilities, including a convention hall, for anyone looking for space for their wedding, conference, business event, or social gathering. If you’re visiting the area and looking for something fun to do, they also have an aquatic center with everything from lap pools to lazy rivers to enjoy!

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Long X Visitor Center

Stop in and say hi to the friendly staff at the Long X Visitor Center when you get to town. You'll find information on what to do in the area and historical and cultural information about the region. This is also the home of the Pioneer Museum and the oldest petrified tree stump in North Dakota (spoiler alert: it’s 60 million years old!). The visitors center also has an ice cream shop and has a small gift shop where you can pick up a souvenir from your time in Watford City!

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Long X Visitor Center

Stop in and say hi to the friendly staff at the Long X Visitor Center when you get to town. You'll find information on what to do in the area and historical and cultural information about the region. This is also the home of the Pioneer Museum and the oldest petrified tree stump in North Dakota (spoiler alert: it’s 60 million years old!). The visitors center also has an ice cream shop and has a small gift shop where you can pick up a souvenir from your time in Watford City!

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Things to Do

Fox Hills Golf & Country Club 0.7 mi
Rough Rider Center 1.7 mi
Watford City Municipal Airport 2.2 mi
Six Shooters Showhall and Cafe 2.9 mi
Wild West Water Park 3.0 mi
Pioneer Museum 3.1 mi
Long X Visitor Center 3.1 mi
Doc Nelson Dog Park 3.7 mi
Maah Daah Hey Trail 30 mi
Theodore Roosevelt National Park 84.9 mi

 

Restaurants

Stonehome Brewing Company 1.0 mi
Outlaws Steakhouse 2.9 mi
JL Beers 3.0 mi
Tomate Mexican Grill 3.1 mi
American Smoke Wagon BBQ 3.2 mi
Little Missouri Grill 3.6 mi
Pizza Pie on the Fly 3.7 mi
Smiling Moose Deli 3.8 mi
Outsider’s Bar and Grill 4.0 mi
Los Saguaros Mexican Restaurant 5.8 mi

Shopping

Family Dollar 0.1 mi
Bakken Thrift Store 2.0 mi
Door 204 2.9 mi
Barrett Pharmacy 3.0 mi
Cashwise Foods Grocery Store 3.3 mi