Attractions

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.

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.

Gun in Yellowstone

Cody Firearms Experience

Experience the West through firearms at Cody's premier shooting experience. First-time shooters encouraged.

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.

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.

Idaho Museum of Natural History

Idaho Museums

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

Outter space viewing the moon and the earth

Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls

Stop in Idaho Falls, Idaho, en route to Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, to explore space and see the solar eclipse.

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.

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.

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.

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.