Attractions

Natural wonders aren’t the only attraction at Yellowstone. Visit a wildlife center, or historic site. Mine for gems or fossils. Or learn at a visitor center or museum.

Illustration of an apatosaurus dinosaur like the ones that lived in Wyoming.

5 Top Places to See Dinosaurs in Wyoming

Discover the Wyoming landscapes and dinosaurs that inspired Disney-Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur on your next trip to Yellowstone National Park. Read More...

Bighorn Medicine Wheel

Bighorn Medicine Wheel

While traveling in Wyoming, plan a stop at the Bighorn Medicine Wheel. Read More...

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Center of the West – Five Museums

Learn legendary tales of Buffalo Bill Cody, see “artists of the American West” and the firearm museum. Explore the Greater Yellowstone Area in the natural history museum. This site has 5 museums, a library, a store and an eatery–in one location. Read More...

The Buffalo Bill Dam near Cody, Wyoming

Buffalo Bill Dam near Cody, Wyoming

During dam construction, workers had staged Wyoming’s first labor strike. The project also had a role in relocating persons of Japanese ancestry during WWII. Read More...

Entrance to Yellowstone Bear World. Photo by Flickr Julien THEfunkyman

Drive Through Yellowstone Bear World Near Rexburg, ID

All kinds of animals—including wolves, elk, deer, mountain goats, bears and bison—roam throughout this outdoor playground, which you can see from the comfort of your own car. Read More...

Shoshone-Bannock Hotel in Fort Hall, Idaho. Courtesy photo

Fort Hall, ID | Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Fort Hall Casino

Located on I-15, just north of Pocatello and south of Idaho Falls, Fort Hall Casino is your place to find friendly service and gaming excitement. Read More...

West Yellowstone Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center. Photo by John Williams.

Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

Complete your vacation to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks by visiting the not-for-profit Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana. Observe live bears and wolves in naturalistic habitats. Read More...

A typical Nisei family, Bill, Alice and Young Mike Hosokawa. Bill is editor of the Heart Mountain Sentinel. Photo courtesy Heart Mountain Relocation Center newspaper.

Heart Mountain Relocation Center

The Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming was one of 10 camps in remote, isolated locations where more than 14,000 Japanese Americans were confined behind barbed wire. Read More...

Old Bedlam at Fort Laramie National Historic Site, where bachelor officers lived. Photo by Jim Bowen via Flickr

Historic Sites in the Greater Yellowstone Area

Visit forts, monuments, historic buildings, and battlegrounds of the old west in Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and Idaho. Read More...

Sifting through rock in search of Montana sapphires.

Hunt for Sapphires in Montana

Montana’s many colored sapphires, mined since 1892, are found in the famous placer gravels near Philipsburg. You can mine your own at several locations on your Yellowstone vacation. Read More...

Idaho Museum of Natural History

Idaho Museums

Visit the Rexburg Teton Flood Museum and the Idaho Museum of Natural History. Read More...

Photo for illustrative purposes only. Forrest Fenn's treasure box measures 10x10 and is hidden above ground.

Is Fenn’s Treasure Hidden in Yellowstone?

Please don’t dig or bring a metal detector into the national park. It’s illegal and Fenn says it’s above ground. Happy hunting! Read More...

Dinosaur at the Museum of the Rockies. Courtesy photo

Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman

See dinosaur bones up close, explore dynamic exhibits, and tour a living history farm. New Exhibit: Welcome to Yellowstone. Trace the ways in which visitors traveled to and from the park. Read More...

Art from the National Museum of Wildlife Art. in Jackson Hole. Courtesy photo

National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson

Perched above the Elk Refuge and two miles from Grand Teton National Park, the National Museum of Wildlife Art features more than 5,000 items of animal art. Read More...

Yellowstone-Pan-for-gold

Pan for Gold in Montana and Wyoming Near Yellowstone

Don’t miss Gold Rush Days and hunting for treasures in the historic gold and sapphire mining towns of Wyoming and Montana when you travel to Yellowstone. Read More...

The Sacajawea gravesite flanked by the graves of her two sons, Bazil and Jean Baptiste.

Sacajawea’s Gravesite is Off-The-Beaten-Path

In 1804, Lewis & Clark chose Sacajawea as their guide and interpreter for their expedition. Read about her controversial life and the debate about where she is buried Read More...

Hunt Scene petroglyph along Nine-Mile Canyon National Backcountry Byway, near Price, Utah. By Scott Catron

See Ancient Rock Art Petroglyphs Near Yellowstone

Petroglyphs and pictographs – some 12,000 years old – can be viewed in the Yellowstone region. Sites are in Wyoming, Utah, and Montana. Read More...

St. Stephens Mission Church

St. Stephens Mission on the Wind River Reservation

In the mid-1800s, the U.S. Peace Policy called for religious men to teach Christianity to native tribes. Visit the still-active St. Stephens Church decorated with Native American art on the Wind River Reservation. Read More...

Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Courtesy photo

Top Museums – 6 On the Way Plus 2 Inside Yellowstone

Get out of the car and learn something at these amazing museums on the way to the park. Plus… two museums inside Yellowstone. Read More...

Wyoming Territorial Penitentiary Prison

Tour an Old Wyoming Prison

The lure of historic prisons is irresistible to travelers, and visitors to the Yellowstone Park region won’t be disappointed. Read More...

Utah Field House Dinosaur Garden in Vernal. Photo by InSapphoWeTrust

Utah Museums

Visit museums in Salt Lake City an Vernal for planetariums, dinosaur history, and western heritage exhibits. Read More...

Virginia City, Montana. Photo by Donnie Sexton

Visit a Ghost Town in Montana, Wyoming or Idaho

Visit the Yellowstone Park area for quaint ghost towns with empty streets, weathered buildings, tumbling tumbleweeds and abandoned mines. Read More...

Wyoming's Fossil Butte National Monument in the vicinity of the Historic Quarry Trail. The trail leads to the site of a fossil quarry in the Green River formation.

Visit a Paleontological Site in Wyoming near Yellowstone

Wyoming’s southwestern region is known as fossil country. Read More...

Carissa Mine in South Pass City by m01229

Visit an old Mine near Yellowstone

Go underground to uncover Wyoming, Montana and Idaho’s gold and silver rush history with a visit to a historic mine. Read More...

Old Faithful Visitor Center

Visitor Centers & Museums in Yellowstone National Park

There are eight main visitor centers, seven of which are inside Yellowstone. The eighth is in West Yellowstone, Montana near the West Entrance. Read More...

Pow wow on the Wind River Reservation. Photo courtesy of Wind River Hotel and Casino

Wind River, WY | Wind River Hotel & Casino

Visit the largest and closest casino to Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Jackson Hole. Enjoy activities from seeing Native American dances to rolling the dice. Read More...

Dinosaur skeletons at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis. Courtesy photo

Wyoming Dinosaur Center – Unearth Your Inner Paleontologist

At of the best dinosaur museums in the world, locate the prehistoric dinosaurs beneath Thermopolis on a Dig for a Day adventure. Read More...

Trail End State Historic Site, Sheridan, Wyomin

Wyoming Museums

Great museums to visit on your Yellowstone vacation from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center to the Teton Flood Museum and everything in between. Wyoming museums in Casper, Meeteetse, Cheyenne, Gillette, Evanston, Dubois, and Jackson Hole. Read More...

Fossil Digging in Wyoming

Wyoming’s Fossil Basin – Be a Paleontologist for a Day

Fossil Basin is a 52-million-year-old graveyard that preserves an ancient underwater world of fish, turtles, crocodiles, insects, mammals, birds, and leaves Read More...

Yellowstone's Million Dollar Room - the office of Charles Ashworth Hamilton. Photo courtesy of NPS Link Lauer Thomas Family Papers

Yellowstone’s Million-Dollar Room

Inside Yellowstone’s Hamilton Store is Charles A. Hamilton’s old office. Nearly $2 million in canceled checks covers the walls. Read More...