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.
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Old Faithful Visitor Education Center

Open daily, April to early November. Located 16 miles south of Madison. A backcountry office issues permits.

Old Faithful Visitor Center

Canyon Visitor Education Center


3D Relief Map in the Canyon Visitor Center. Photo by Jeff Vanuga

Open daily from May to mid-October; 19 miles south of Tower-Roosevelt. Has exhibits on the park’s supervolcano.

Fishing Bridge Museum and Visitor Center

Fishing Bridge Museum

Open daily from late May to late September. Located 27 miles west of the East Entrance. Backcountry offices are nearby at Lake Area and Bridge Bay.

Grant Village Visitor Center

Open daily from late May to late September; on the shore of the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake. A backcountry office in Grant Village issues permits for camping and other activities.

Madison Information Station

Open daily, late May to late September. Located at Madison Junction, 14 miles from the West Entrance.

Albright Visitor Center at Mammoth

Albright Visitor Center by Grant Ordelheide

Albright Visitor Center

Open daily, year-round, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mammoth Hot Springs, 5 miles from the North Entrance. The Albright Visitor Center underwent renovation during 2014 and is now open with new exhibits.

Norris Area Museums

Museum of the National Park Ranger at Norris.

Museum of the National Park Ranger at Norris

The Norris Geyser Basin Museum and Museum of the National Park Ranger are open daily, late May to late September. Both are located 21 miles south of Mammoth Hot Springs.

West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center

Open daily, year-round. Located outside the park in the town of West Yellowstone.


Map Location of Yellowstone National Park

Where is Yellowstone National Park?

Yellowstone is in the United States, in the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. This huge park has five entrances and five developed visitor areas.

Roosevelt Gate: For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People.

Which Entrance to Yellowstone National Park Should I Take?

There are five Yellowstone park entrances in three states, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, allowing easy access to this vast park.

Bighorn sheep in Yellowstone. Photo by NPS Jim Peaco

National Bighorn Sheep Center South of Yellowstone

You can see wild sheep year-round at Whiskey Basin. Visit the National Bighorn Sheep Center in Dubois, located near Yellowstone Park South Entrance.

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.

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Quick Overview Map of Glacier National Park

Start here with a map showing the locations of Glacier's main visitor areas including visitor information centers, camping, lodging and roads.

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A Quick Overview Map of Yellowstone

Start here with a map showing the locations of 25 areas of Yellowstone including visitor information centers, camping, lodging, dining, and geysers.

Yellowstone visitors photographing bears

Are there any Yellowstone regulations I need to know about?

Rules and regulations for Yellowstone visitors including biking, driving, fires, boating, fishing, and viewing wildlife.

Grand Teton National Park in Winter

Winter in Grand Teton National Park

Here are Grand Teton National Park's entrances that are open in winter to how to get there.

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Official Yellowstone National Park Map PDF

This map is an essential tool to planning a vacation. Note the route of the Grand Loop Road and the attractions of the park before you decide where to stay.