Virtual-reality arcade is under construction in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. - You will soon be able to tour worlds you might never get to experience right from Williston.

Construction for the VRkade is on schedule for their opening date on December 2. The new business will have 13 top-of-the-line virtual reality stations with more than 200 experiences, where you can do things like explore the bottom of the ocean or defeat aliens from your spacecraft.

There are more serious experiences like touring a homeless camp, or for kids, participating in STEM learning activities.

After visiting a VR arcade in Spokane, Washington, the owners thought the Williston-area needed one.

“We realized that there wasn’t one around here for 300 miles. The nearest one is in Billing, Montana, so we decided to start one up here. There’s winter six months out of the year, so it’s something fun to do for the family," said Heath Crawford, co-owner of VRkade.

They say not only is it for families, but people of all ages. They will have special date-night events, as well as student and group pricing.

“We’re trying to make this a full social and community event, where people can show up with their friends, and we’re trying to build some event pricing and party pricing, where if you bring your friends in, it’s more cost-effective," said Landon Eskew, co-owner of VRkade.

VRkade is located in the Harvest Hills area next to Meg-a-Latte. You can visit their Facebook page VRkade Williston for more information.