Natural wonders aren’t the only attraction in the Yellowstone area. Visit a wildlife center or historic site. Mine for gems or fossils. Or learn at a visitor center or museum.
Discover the Wyoming landscapes and dinosaurs that inspired Disney-Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur on your next trip to Yellowstone National Park.
Right next to Grand Teton National Park, spend a day on the Via Ferrata experience, riding the tram, tackling the ropes or biking and hiking downhill.
Just eight miles from Yellowstone's North Entrance, these naturally hot pools feel surprisingly remote and far from the park’s crowds.
Watch your dinner get prepared at a chuckwagon. It’s one of many experiences at this Smithsonian-affiliated complex that’s home to world-class exhibits.
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.
Experience the West through firearms at Cody's premier shooting experience. First-time shooters encouraged.
At of the best dinosaur museums in the world, locate the prehistoric dinosaurs beneath Thermopolis on a Dig for a Day adventure.
All kinds of animals—including wolves, elk, bears and bison—roam throughout this outdoor playground. See them from your own car.
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.
This center was one of 10 camps in remote, isolated locations where more than 14,000 Japanese Americans were confined behind barbed wire.
Visit forts, monuments, historic buildings, and battlegrounds of the old west in Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and Idaho.
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.
Visit the Rexburg Teton Flood Museum and the Idaho Museum of Natural History.
Get a great selfie next to a giant potato and discover the stories behind this unsung hero of a vegetable including VP Dan Quayle's potato incident.
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!
The four elk antler arches guarding the corners of Town Square, have been featured in thousands of family photos over the years.
Jack Horner grew a dinosaur collection into one of the biggest in the country, but few know the story of the pioneering woman who co-founded the museum.
Fossil Basin is a 52-million-year-old graveyard that preserves an ancient underwater world of fish, turtles, crocodiles, insects, mammals, birds, and leaves
On the way to Yellowstone, encounter world-changing inventions by a Greek mathematician.
You can see wild sheep year-round at Whiskey Basin. Visit the National Bighorn Sheep Center in Dubois, located near Yellowstone Park South Entrance.
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.
Have a Native experience. From seeing Native American dances to rolling the dice, there are a number of things to do at the Wind River Hotel & Casino.
Browse the gift shop selling Shoshone-Bannock crafts, watch your favorite sports team at the lounge and score a hotel room down the road from 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.
In 1804, Lewis & Clark chose Sacajawea as their guide and interpreter. Read about her controversial life and the debate about where she is buried
Petroglyphs and pictographs - some 12,000 years old - can be viewed in the Yellowstone region. Sites are in Wyoming, Utah, and Montana.
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.
Get out of the car and learn something at these amazing museums on the way to the park. Plus... two museums inside Yellowstone.
The lure of historic prisons is irresistible to travelers, and visitors to the Yellowstone Park region won’t be disappointed.
Visit museums in Salt Lake City an Vernal for planetariums, dinosaur history, and western heritage exhibits.