Attractions

Natural Feature in Yellowstone National Park

Pocket Basin

Pocket Basin is one of the least-known and little-visited thermal basins in the valley. It's actually a miniature caldera, originally created by a hydrothermal explosion that must have been roughly on the scale of a…
Museum in Yellowstone National Park

Canyon Visitor Center

This modern visitor center is well worth a visit for its innovative and interactive displays on Yellowstone’s geology. The highlight is a room-sized relief model of the park, on which you can visualize the terrain o…
Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park

Morning Glory Pool

A steamy favorite that’s well worth the walk, beautiful Morning Glory Pool is named after its flower shape. Unfortunately, the pool is slowly changing temperature and, therefore, color, due to the tons of trash thro…
Museum in Yellowstone National Park

Museum of the National Park Ranger

The historic log Norris Soldier Station (1908), one of only three left from the era of the park's army control, now houses this small museum, often staffed by chatty retired NPS employees. The exhibits detail the ev…
Museum in Yellowstone National Park

Albright Visitor Center

Mammoth's recently revamped visitor center features displays on the park’s early visitors, alongside lots of stuffed animals. Don’t miss the fine photographs of former superintendent Norris in his trademark buckskin…
Museum in Yellowstone National Park

Fishing Bridge Visitor Center

This visitor center was originally built in 1931 as an information station for the first automobile tourists. The center contains displays on local birdlife (look for the great skulls on the candelabra), alongside a…
Canyon in Yellowstone National Park

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

This is one of the park's true blockbuster sights. After its placid meanderings north from Yellowstone Lake, the Yellowstone River suddenly plummets over Upper Falls and then the much larger Lower Falls, before ragi…
Visitor Center in Yellowstone National Park

Old Faithful Visitor Center

This new, improved and environmentally friendly center offers a bookstore and information booth and shows films 30 minutes before and 15 minutes after an eruption of Old Faithful. Kids will enjoy the hands-on Young …
Visitor Center in Yellowstone National Park

Grant Village Visitor Center

The Grant Village Visitor Center offers an exhibit on fire and an hourly 20-minute video entitled Ten Years After the Fire, as well as wildlife talks in the morning and afternoon and junior ranger presentation at 11…
Historic Building in Yellowstone National Park

Old Faithful Haynes Photo Shop

This historic building was constructed in 1927 as one of the original Haynes photo shops. The Haynes family operated 13 photo shops in Yellowstone and produced 55 million postcards and the park's earliest guidebooks…