Museum of the Yellowstone

Explore the Heritage of Travel to Yellowstone The Museum of the Yellowstone is dedicated to telling the story of travel to and through Yellowstone National Park, and the Park’s influence on West Yellowstone and the Hebgen Lake Basin. The Museum is managed by the Yellowstone Historic Center, a non-profit located in West Yellowstone. Founded in 1908, the community of West Yellowstone began with the arrival of rail service to this location. Explore the stories of the growth and changes that occurred in this town as it developed into a true community.

The railroad facilities built by the Union Pacific Railroad in West Yellowstone are encompassed in the Oregon Short Line Terminus Historic District. Discover the stories of the buildings and structures in the Historic District, and see historic photos of them. The forms of transportation bringing tourists to Yellowstone National Park have changed mightily through the years – from horses and stagecoaches to modern airplanes. Learn about the evolution of travel to Yellowstone in this region with special challenges for transportation. The Museum features exhibits, films, and walking tours of the historic district.


May – Oct

Phone number 

(406) 646-1100
(406) 646-7461


104 Yellowstone Avenue
West Yellowstone,
MT 59758