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Yellowstone Historic Center

104 Yellowstone Ave., West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7461
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Housed in the original 1909 Union Pacific Railroad Depot, the Yellowstone Historic Center Museum features permanent and temporary collections telling the story of travel to Yellowstone and the town of West Yellowstone. Free walking tours of the historic center are available in the evenings during summer.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
104 Yellowstone Ave., West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7461
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a history buff and love things from yesteryear. I can envision in my mind what this place was back in the 1940's. I can see the travelers moving about. I can see where the train would pull into the station and watch people...More

Thank 106Sparky110
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isn't a "must-see" compared to most of Yellowstone, but we really enjoyed picking up bits of history on the early years of the park. Good discussion of trains, stage-coaches, and the old cars/buses. Not as many historic pieces as I was expecting, but the...More

Thank Runningonadream
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The transportation items areespecially interesting. Get a n historic overview of the Yellowstone area. Costs litle to get in and pas is god for two days. Although it takes only an hour or so to see everything and take good photos. There are occasional walking...More

1  Thank Edward J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This center / museum is an easy read-and-wander location with multiple displays and artifacts. We especially enjoyed the fly-fishing exhibit as well as the movies. The history of the early Yellowstone days made for easy reading. The visitor log had wonderful letters from train passengers...More

1  Thank johnnyandcate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was not worth the time or money. Went through it in 10 minutes. Unless you really enjoy old stagecoaches...pass this up.

Thank jtwmi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum in the old Train Depot building provide a nice background on the history of the tourism at Yellowstone, which since 1870s was based out of this town. It also has information about the great Quake of 1959, and the massive Forest Fire of...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 22 June 2017

A walk back in time. The history of the town and Yellowstone Park was amazing. It was an eye opener, I am not sure todays generation would be so dedicated to preserving the history of this WONDERFUL place.

1  Thank Carol1650
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a very nicely displayed museum. Lots of interesting things to see. Definitely worth a stop. Helpful staff, movies to watch.

Thank MoodyBluesFan
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Lots of information on the early days of Yellowstone and how it evolved. Great movie of a way to see Yellowstone from above and a interesting movie on a early earthquake. Great place to check out while in West Yellowstone.

Thank Loreen P
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is a great activity for adults and children. Especially good if anyone in your family is a railroad buff. This center is filled with Union Pacific railroad memorabilia, as well as a history of the town. There are also some interesting displays on the...More

1  Thank Jamie C
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