Fort Union Trading Post

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It was the most important trading post on the Upper Missouri River between 1828 and 1867 where Northern Plains Indian Tribes traded their bison and beaver furs for European goods such as cloth, blankets, and guns. The fort today is a partial reconstruction of what it might have looked like in the 19th century. It offers plenty of events and activities for the whole family, historical reenactments, a Junior Ranger program, and a working blacksmith shop. Knowledgeable guides detail the history of the fort and the people who would have made their way through here. To get there take Hwy 2 and go south on 153rd Ave NW. Make a right on 143rd Ave NW. About 2 miles up you'll see a small road to turn left on. After turning follow the road to the parking lot. There is no fee for entry or parking!