Museum of the Yellowstone, West Yellowstone

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
Yellowstone Historic Center Admissions

Adults -- $6

Seniors (60+) -- $5

Military -- $5

Students (13 yrs and up) -- $3

Children (4-12) -- $2

Children (3 and under) -- FREE

Visit the Yellowstone Historic Center Museum to relive the adventures of early travelers as they braved trains, stage coaches, buses, and planes to visit America's first National Park. View exhibits and videos about the trials and triumphs of surviving in this rugged, wild terrain. Discover the history of the little town of West Yellowstone and the wildlife, the earthquakes, and the fires all around.

The museum is located inside the 1909 Union Pacific train depot on the corner of Yellowstone Avenue and Canyon Street in West Yellowstone, Montana.

Yellowstone Historic Center


Open mid-May to mid-October

New exhibits every year
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  • If you have extra time it is worth a short visit. Some facts abut Yellowstone, and the railroad and development of the area.  more »
  • This was a quick little trip to the museum. The clerk offered a student and seniors discounts to us, which was nice. We spent about 1.5 hours here, the movies they showed were very interesting.  more »
  • Great Museum!! Great Price!! Good place to go on a cold, hot or rainy day. Has amazing exhibits on the history of travel to Yellowstone. Has a Great walking tour, and occasionally hosts Ranger talks with some really good information. You can't go wrong for the money here. I definitely give it 5 stars!
  • Great use of the old train station. Exhibits of early park travel are thorough and include lots of original artifacts including stagecoaches and a Model T touring car. Quite a collection of historic guns also on display.
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