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Yellowstone Historic Center

104 Yellowstone Ave., West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7461
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Housed in the original 1909 Union Pacific Railroad Depot, the Yellowstone Historic Center Museum features permanent and temporary collections telling the story of travel to Yellowstone and the town of West Yellowstone. Free walking tours of the historic center are available in the evenings during summer.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
104 Yellowstone Ave., West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7461
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Very informative, and a nice way to spend a rainy afternoon. Historical information about the Union Pacific railways, and Yellowstone.

Thank Elizabeth V
Reviewed 10 June 2017

My wife went shopping, again. I went to the museum. Very small but interesting. This small town has a total of 3 stoplights. Town is known for its entrance into Yellowstone National Park and the amount of snow that falls on its grounds yearly. Museum...More

Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Interesting information and good to do on a day of rest between hikes! The information on Earthquake Lake and the fire of 1988 was especially interesting . . and helped us understand the differences in forest growth on our different hikes. It is not a...More

Thank PurpleChip
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Interesting museum that covers the history of traveling to Yellowstone over the past 100+ years. Workers at the facility were friendly and knowledgeable. One of them gave us a private tour of the gorgeous dining hall, which was not open yet for public tours. Special...More

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This place is great for a history lesson for Yellowstone National Park and the town of West Yellowstone. There is a great collection of artifacts, particularly with regard to transportation (railroad and stagecoach). We saw three very interesting films: (!) concerning the 1959 earthquake, (2)...More

Thank urbanguy
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Small museum with exhibits describing the history of early tourists to the area. In the early days travel to Yellowstone was by train as there were no roads. Modest fee to view the exhibits. Films of the big fire in Yellowstone were shown.

Thank Carol29209
Reviewed 28 September 2016

bought souveniers just because and not really anything great people are told to keep their pets only in certain areas and of course we obey the rules but not every one does

Thank chiquitaprado
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had a one hour talk from a Ranger about Yellowstone volcano. Very interesting and informative. The museum is also a fun place with all type of artifacts.

Thank Lucieob
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have stayed at West Yellowstone numerous times since I was a child, and never stopped to visit this museum since our main focus was Yellowstone. This weekend we decided to spend more time in W. Yellowstone and visited the museum. What a great find!...More

Thank D H
Reviewed 20 September 2016

My trip to Yellowstone was just leisurely, so I spent around one hour here. This museum is informative in old trains, history of how the railway was build to connect YS to other places. Also, I attended a seminar talking about the geology and volcano...More

Thank Yifei L
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