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Williston ARC named ND Tourist Attraction of the Year

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williston Area Recreation Center (ARC) has been honored with a Governor’s Travel and Tourism Award as North Dakota’s Tourist Attraction of the Year. The award was presented as part of the 2015 North Dakota Travel and Tourism Conference in Minot.

Since the state-of-the-art ARC facility opened in March 2014, it has hosted more than 330,000 guests. While Williston resident members have been active users of the ARC, more than 78,000 non-members have also used the facility through day passes and special events. The ARC has enhanced the Williston community’s ability to provide year-round recreational activities including swim meets, basketball tournaments, community fundraising events, training sessions and even wedding receptions.

The ARC will continue to grow its offerings by hosting volleyball tournaments and track meets in 2015.  While the facility has received a lot of local attention, it has also earned broader attention being featured in print, radio, video and social media stories including in the National Recreation Parks Association magazine and website. The ARC has also earned North Dakota Recreation and Parks Association Golden Egg Award, the Williston Economic Development Award as Project of the Year, and the North Dakota Ready-Mix and Concrete Products Association Gold Award for Government Projects.

Source: North Dakota Department of Commerce Press Release

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