Yellowstone Area Events
Yellowstone National Park is open year-round, but the events and activities in, and around the park, change with the seasons. From road openings and closings, to festivals and activities, even the hot times to photograph a baby black bear, we have your complete guide to the happenings in Yellowstone National Park, as well as in nearby gateway towns in Montana and Wyoming.
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Where is Yellowstone National Park?
Yellowstone is mostly in the state of Wyoming with small sections in Montana and Idaho.
Which entrance to Yellowstone National Park should I take?
Yellowstone’s five entrance gates make it accessible from all directions. The popular Yellowstone gateway towns of Jackson Hole and Cody in Wyoming, plus West Yellowstone, Silver Gate/Cooke City and Gardiner in Montana, are the closest towns to Yellowstone and have many hotels, resorts, and camping areas.
How should I get to Yellowstone?
Most people drive to the park. Here are some road trip ideas. There are also several airports near the park including in Cody, Jackson Hole, West Yellowstone, and Bozeman. Once you get to the park, you will need a car or tour transportation to get around because there are no shuttles.
Where should I stay on my Yellowstone vacation?
There are several campgrounds, cabins, and lodges inside the park. There are also many lodging options near Yellowstone’s entrances. Depending on the season, you will need to reserve hotels and campgrounds well in advance.
Do cell phones work in Yellowstone? Is there WiFi?
There is cell phone service in the most developed parts of the park. Wifi is available at some hotels and restaurants.
What animals will I see in Yellowstone?
Grizzly and black bears are the most popular to watch for in the park. Gray wolves and bison round out the top three. Be sure to stay a safe distance from wild animals.
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