Historic View of the Union Pacific Train Depot. Now houses the Museum of the Yellowstone. A Town Filled With History As most of you know, West Yellowstone is a town full of history. All you have to do is take a little time and do a little research and you might just be amazed at
When the trains carrying tourists began to arrive in West Yellowstone it quickly became apparent to the Union Pacific officials that there needed to be a place close to the depot where the arriving guests could relax and grab a bite to eat either before touring Yellowstone or after their return. In 1908 the first
We all know that Yellowstone National Park is an amazing, one of a kind, place to spend time. If your vacation time permits, and if you want a break from geysers, hot pools and bison you might consider taking a day trip 38 miles north of West Yellowstone in the general direction of Ennis, Montana
In September of 2010 Roosevelt Lodge in Yellowstone National Park celebrated it’s 90th anniversary and in 2020 this historic lodge will be a hundred years old. It is located in the scenic northern region of the park and is the smallest of the nine park lodges. It has 80 cabins, some of which date back
Did you know that the so-called American buffalo is, in fact, a bison? Surprising, right? While there are only two true buffalo species – the Water Buffalo residing in Asia and the Cape Buffalo in Africa – our furry friend here has been wrongly dubbed for centuries. History reveals that the early settlers mistakenly christened
As we all know, Yellowstone National Park owns the distinction of being the “First” National Park in our nation. In my research I discovered that the airport constructed in West Yellowstone was the first airport to service a National Park. This is a state owned public use airport just north of town. It covers 735
Bison herd with calves in Lamar Valley; Neal Herbert/Yellowstone National Park The Lamar Valley in Yellowstone is home to the Lamar Buffalo Ranch. The ranch was established in 1907 when 28 bison were moved there from Fort Yellowstone. The purpose was to help preserve one of the last free-roaming bison herds in the United States.
West Yellowstone, Montana, the small community situated at the west entrance to America’s first national park, changes drastically through the four seasons. While summer heralds the arrival of a large number of travelers, drawn by the lure of the Big Sky and Yellowstone’s wonders, spring and fall bring the relative quiet lull of lessened tourist
Photo courtesy of PhotoMixLtd. Home to abundant wildlife, spectacular peaks, and over 500 active geysers, Yellowstone National Park is one of the most inspiring and captivating natural locations in the world. Along with happy memories, taking a collection of beautiful photos is the best souvenir you can bring back from your visit. In fact, in the face
Did you know that one of the strongest recorded earthquakes in North America occurred just a few miles north of West Yellowstone? On your next scenic drive around West Yellowstone, stop in at the Earthquake Lake Visitor Center to find out more about the 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake and the “night of terror” that ensued.