Things to Do In and Near Yellowstone Park

Yellowstone National Park is a mecca for fun and culture in the outdoors. Whether you’re a science geek learning about thermal features, a photographer looking for that perfect shot, a family on vacation, or an outdoor adventurer wanting to climb mountain trails, you’ll find your bliss in Yellowstone.

Top Ten Things to Do in Yellowstone

Yellowstone’s Outdoor Recreation for the Adventurer or the Vacationer

Yellowstone is a seasonal park. In the warmer months you can hike, bike, camp, whitewater raft, horseback ride, and climb…not to mention ziplining, fishing, and backpacking. In the winter months, leave your car at Mammoth or a gateway town, and get around by snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, or even dog sledding. The surrounding area is home to ski and hot springs resorts.

Sightseeing in Yellowstone National Park

What would you like to see? Wildlife, geysers, lakes, waterfalls? Yellowstone is so vast with so many different natural wonders that you may want to take a guided tour, or at the very least, plan your trip in advance. If you just arrived in the park and need some quick guidance, check out the official map plus our overview map of Yellowstone visitor centers and facilities.

Exploring History and Old West Culture

Yellowstone is in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho – states full of the history and culture of the Old West, Native Americans, and don’t forget about the dinosaurs. If you hit some bad weather on your vacation, no worries. Just plan a day in one of the many museums in the Yellowstone area.