Yellowstone Historic Center

Housed in the 1909 Union Pacific depot, this small museum explores early stagecoach and rail travel. Look for the highly unstable-looking early snowmobile with a propeller and three skis parked outside.

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1. Eagle’s Store

0.08 MILES

Grab an old-fashioned soda at the antique 1910 fountain while stocking up on a motley collection of fishing supplies and cowboy hats at this century-old…

2. Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

0.17 MILES

This nonprofit organization offers an alternative for ‘pest’ grizzlies facing extermination and captive-born wolves that can't survive in the wild. Here…

3. Oregon Short Line Railway Car

0.22 MILES

This wonderfully preserved 1903 Pullman car, once used by railroad executives, perfectly sums up the golden age of Western travel. Decked out in velvet,…

4. Ojo Caliente Hot Spring

14.51 MILES

Just beyond the Fountain Flat Dr parking lot is this pool, which empties into the river. Just south of the bridge is the trail to Sentinel Meadows.

5. Grand Prismatic Spring

15.89 MILES

At 370ft wide and 121ft deep, Grand Prismatic Spring is the park’s largest and deepest hot spring. It’s also considered by many to be the most beautiful…

6. Fountain Paint Pot

16.34 MILES

Just past pretty Silex Spring, Fountain Paint Pot is a huge bowl of plopping goop that ranks as one of the biggest in the park. The action is sloppiest in…

7. Biscuit Basin

17.01 MILES

Two miles north of Black Sand Basin, Biscuit Basin is named for biscuit-like deposits that surrounded stunning Sapphire Pool, but these were destroyed…

8. Artist Paint Pots

17.92 MILES

The multicolored springs and fountains along a pleasant 1-mile loop hike southwest of Norris are interesting, but it's the ill-mannered belching and…