Top things to do

Top Choice Animal Sanctuary in West Yellowstone

Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

This non-profit organization offers an alternative for ‘pest’ grizzlies facing extermination and captive-born wolves who can't survive in the wild. Here they are used for education and product testing (check out the…
Breakfast in West Yellowstone

Running Bear Pancake House

Widely regarded as the best breakfast in West Yellowstone, and we see no reason to argue. If the short and tall stacks of buckwheat or buttermilk pancakes, eggs and sausage links don't do it for you, try the banana-…
Modern American in West Yellowstone

Serenity Bistro

An island of modern upscale cuisine in a sea of chicken-fried steak and gravy, sophisticated Serenity is the place to turn to for a pear-and-walnut salad or orange Thai curry. The dining area is small and intimate s…
Historic Site in West Yellowstone

Oregon Short Line Railway Car

This wonderfully preserved 1903 Pullman car, once used by railroad executives, perfectly sums up the golden age of Western travel. Decked out in velvet, gas lamps and even stained glass, it sits beside the Branch re…
Museum in West Yellowstone

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. It closes ea…
Modern American in West Yellowstone

Madison Crossing Lounge

West Yellowstone's 1918 school building houses this classy restaurant and bar. Standout dishes include the bison steak salad and blueberry white chocolate pudding, alongside the standard trout and burgers.
Sandwiches in West Yellowstone

Ernie’s

An unpretentious sandwich maker on the highway between Geyser and Hayden Sts, Ernie’s is a popular local stalwart that does good breakfasts, though things get busy at rush hour.
American in West Yellowstone

Old Town Cafe

Grab a counter stool or a booth at this laid-back local diner-bar and feast on authentic down-home beef and trout dinners, or a breakfast of hot cakes, bacon and syrup.
Historic Building in West Yellowstone

Eagle’s Store

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 stalwart.
Bar in West Yellowstone

Wild West Saloon

Live honky-tonk rock packs this divey but fun place on summer weekends, plus you can order in the best pies in town ($14) from the attached pizzeria.