Exploring the Cultural Side of Yellowstone

Yellowstone Holiday offers excellent ideas for visitors that are eager to learn more about the culture surrounding Yellowstone National Park.

Museums are a superb way for families and individuals to receive a well-rounded education about the Yellowstone area, including the geographic history of how this miraculous geothermal region was created thousands of years ago.

When visiting Yellowstone National Park, staying outside the park is an affordable alternative to expensive areas within the park’s boundaries. Yellowstone Holiday is centrally located to several different historical societies and museums. Additionally, Yellowstone Holiday offers RV parks West Yellowstone, Hebgen Lake cabins and West Yellowstone camping.

While many of these museums are day trips, they make great outings to explore the nearby areas, including Idaho, Montana and Wyoming wildlife in their natural habitats.

  • Museum of the Yellowstone – Located within West Yellowstone, Montana, this museum highlights local geology, park wildlife, transportation and much more.
  • Gallatin County Historical Society and Pioneer Museum – In Bozeman, Montana, this museum features Native American artifacts, including the historic “Big Horn Gun.” It also features a detail model of Fort Ellis, hanging gallows and a display of the old-Hollywood movie actor that graduated from the area, Gary Cooper.
  • Museum of the Rockies – Located in Bozeman, Montana, this museum is near Montana State University and displays stunning exhibits of local geology, paleontology, Native American exhibits and western history. Their dinosaur exhibitions are renowned worldwide and they often feature a variety of worldwide traveling exhibits.
  • Livingston Depot Center – Open late May through late September, this depot-style museum features exhibits that are dedicated to the Pacific Northwest railroad and feature video displays, special exhibits, art fairs, special passenger train visits, historic lectures, concerts and holiday events.
  • National Museum of Wildlife Art – Located in beautiful Jackson, Wyoming, this museum features one of the world’s premiere collections of wildlife art. Highlighting a stunning view of the National Elk Refuge and the Gros Ventre Mountain Range, the museum houses more than 4,000 pieces and also hosts several rotating and permanent exhibits. Their exhibits include paintings, photography and sculptures.
  • Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum – This museum captures the spirit of the old west, featuring a glimpse into the old culture that was once alive in Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole. Their exhibits include American Indian artifacts, firearms, fur trade tools, ranching settlement artifacts and much more.



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