Exploring West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone offers numerous activities and attractions. Conveniently, Yellowstone Holiday offers West Yellowstone campgrounds, Yellowstone RV camping and is directly located on the famous fishing shores of Hebgen Lake.

West Yellowstone features several community attractions, making it an excellent area for visitors and tourists to stay and explore.

  • Oregon Short Line 1903 Railroad Car – This restored railroad car was once the home to the Vice President of the Union Pacific Railroad. Train experts and historians have acclaimed this railroad car is among of the best-preserved railroad cars in the world.
  • West Yellowstone Historic Walking Tour – A popular informative self-guided tour, this allows visitors to relieve the early days of West Yellowstone. It starts at the Bear Paw Trail and features more than 21 site locations.
  • Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center – A great experience for all ages, visitors can see wolves, bears and other native wildlife in their natural habitats. As an interactive museum, the museum also offers glimpses into bear myths, history, art and folklore as dissected by outdoorsmen, researchers and scientists.
  • Yellowstone IMAX(R) Theatre – This theater offers three shows, including their famous “Yellowstone” video, which offers a historical rendition of the ancient Native American roots of this vast geothermal land.
  • Madison Canyon Earthquake Lake Visitors Center – Overlooking Earthquake Lake, the center features interpretive programs about the tragic 1959 earthquake, which is one of the largest earthquakes recorded in North America. The result of this earthquake was that a mountain slid into Madison River Canyon, ultimately creating a natural dam and Quake Lake. The center included a DVD presentation and displays about geology, wildlife, earthquakes and the Yellowstone area.
  • Pine Cone Playhouse – Playing old-fashioned melodramas, visitors can take a step back in time with these fun plays.
  • Playmill Theater – Thespians present family-fun Broadway musicals.
  • Yellowstone Historic Center – This center highlights the history of the first national park, Yellowstone. The museum includes railroad companies’ histories, a stagecoach, wildlife and detailed information about the Fires of 1988.
  • Yellowstone Big Gun Fun – Featuring gun rental packages based on movie themes, visitors can shoot gun selections in a safe environment. This includes pistols, rifles, revolvers, fully automatic machine guns and shotguns.
  • Fishing – Montana fishing is some of the best in the U.S. Many fly shops and fishing outfitters offer licenses, equipment and state fishing regulations.
  • Boundary Trails – The U.S. Forest Service offers numerous trails surrounding Yellowstone National Park, mainly Gallatin National Forest.



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