Yellowstone Park Wildlife Guide

History & Culture

Yellowstone National Park is rich in culture and history. Enjoy western and ghost towns, visit historical trails and gold mining sites, explore Native American history or important archaeological sites.

More Culture and History

Learn about Yellowstone culture and history, including local national monuments, historical figures, and more. Read More...

Museums

Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana have many Old West and Historic Museums to visit. Read More...

Native Americans of the Yellowstone Region

Yellowstone's Native American Indian traditions can be observed throughout the park, most notably at one of several Indian reservations, where you can watch powwows and learn about local legend and history. Read More...

Yellowstone and The Old West

Travel back in time to the wild wild Old West by tracing the footsteps of pioneers, ranchers, and cowboys who made Yellowstone home. Read More...

Yellowstone Archeology

Yellowstone National Park is an obvious choice for those interested in natural history, but the area offers even more than meets the eye. Your first stop should be one of Yellowstone's many paleontological sites - from dinosaur and fossil museums to petroglyphs and pictographs on rock walls. Read More...

Yellowstone Mining & Gold Rush

Go underground to uncover Wyoming, Montana and Idaho’s gold and silver rush history with a visit to a historic mine. Or roll up your sleeves and get your feet wet panning for gold yourself at any number of active gold panning sites in the Yellowstone region. Read More...

Yellowstone National Park History

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Top Ten Things to do in Yellowstone

1. Take a Hike

To explore Yellowstone’s wild side, get off the beaten path and onto the park’s 1,300-mile trail system. Read More...

2. Watch Geysers Erupt

Yellowstone is the largest active geyser field in the world. Read More...

3. Go Rafting

Looking for an escape from the summer heat? Can’t beat a whitewater rafting adventure! Read More...

4. Experience the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone is breathtaking! Read More...

5. Attend a Powwow

Powwows serve to preserve the rich heritage of Native American culture and allow tribal members to participate in traditional rituals. Read More...

6. Ride a Horse

No other activity fulfills the Western dream for families visiting this region like a horseback ride. Read More...

7. Go Camping

One of the best ways to experience the Yellowstone region is by spending a night or more under the stars. Read More...

8. Catch a Fish

Fishing in Yellowstone is an experience that compares with few other places on earth. Read More...

9. Watch a Rodeo

Every town in Yellowstone country has a rodeo. Try Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cody Nite Rodeo, Rock Springs’ Red Desert Rodeo or Lander’s Pioneer Days Rodeo. Read More...

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