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Visitor Centers

We have visitor facilities in each of the areas listed below, although, not all the visitor centers are open in the winter season. There are warming huts at the areas listed below. Ranger-led programs begin in December.

Exhibits cover a wide range of natural and cultural history subjects. Visitor centers and information stations are open daily during their seasons.

 
A ranger stands in front of the temporary Mammoth Hot Springs Visitor Center.

Mammoth Hot Springs Temporary Visitor Center

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Mammoth Temporary Visitor Center

Open daily, year-round
Through 9/30 8 am–7 pm
Oct. 1 through winter 9 am–5 pm

  • Located at Mammoth Hot Springs, the historic Albright Visitor Center is undergoing renovation. During this period, visitor center operations will be in a temporary building located nearby across from the Albright Visitor Center. There you will find park information, a bookstore, and exhibits on wildlife.
  • Phone (307)-344-2263
  • Learn more online about the Mammoth area National Park Service visitor facilities.
 
A flag flies at the Canyon Visitor Education Center.

Canyon Visitor Education Center

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Canyon Visitor Education Center

Through 9/1 8 am–8 pm
9/2–9/30 8 am–6 pm
10/1–10/13 9 am–5 pm

  • Located at Canyon Village
  • Explore Yellowstone's supervolcano and other aspects of its geology through interactive exhibits
  • Kugel globe and relief map of Yellowstone
  • Phone (307) 344-2550
  • Learn more online about the Canyon area National Park Service visitor facilities.
 
Trees surround the stone walls of  the Fishing Bridge Museum.

Fishing Bridge Visitor Center

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Fishing Bridge Visitor Center

Through 9/30: 8 am–7 pm

  • Located at Fishing Bridge
  • Information, bookstore, and exhibits on birds, wildlife, and Yellowstone Lake's geology, including a relief map of the lake bottom
  • Call (307) 344-2450
  • Learn more online about the Lake, Bridge Bay & Fishing Bridge area National Park Service visitor facilities
 
A ranger and visitors walk out of the Grant Village Visitor Center

Grant Visitor Center

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Grant Visitor Center

Through 9/30: 8 am–7 pm

  • Located at Grant Village
  • Information, bookstore, exhibits, and a video on fire in Yellowstone
  • Call (307) 344-2650
  • Learn more online about the Grant Village and West Thumb area National Park Service visitor facilities
 
Visitors in front of the Madison Information Station.

Visitors at the Madison Information Station

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Junior Ranger Station (at the Madison Information Station)

Through 9/1: 9 am–6 pm

Madison Information Station

Through 9/30: 9 am–6 pm

  • located near Madison Junction
  • Information & bookstore
  • Call (307) 344-2876
  • Learn more online about the Madison area National Park Service visitor facilities.
 
The large entrance to the Norris Museum with rock walls and large timbered rafters covered with spring snow.

Norris Geyser Basin Museum and Information Station

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Museum of the National Park Ranger

Through 9/29: 9 am–5 pm

  • Located one one mile north of Norris
  • History of the park ranger profession through exhibits and videos
  • Staffed by volunteer retired rangers
  • Call (307) 344-7353

Norris Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station

Through 9/30 9 am–6 pm

  • Located at Norris Geyser Basin
  • Information, bookstore, and exhibits on the hydrothermal features of Yellowstone
  • Phone (307) 344-2812
  • Learn more online about the Norris area National Park Service visitor facilities
 
The Old Faithful Visitor Education Center

Old Faithful Visitor Education Center

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Old Faithful Visitor Education Center

Through 9/30: 8 am–8 pm
10/1–11/2: 9 am–5 pm

  • Located at Old Faithful
  • Information, exhibits, films, bookstore
  • Geyser eruption predictions are calculated during visitor center hours and shared on signs, by telephone recordings at 307-344-2751, or via @Twitter.com/GeyserNPS
  • Phone: 307-344-2751
  • Visit the Old Faithful Virtual Visitor Education Center
 
No visitor center or contact stations available at Tower but learn more online about what NPS services are available at Tower-Roosevelt.
 
Lights from the West Thumb Information Center shine through the snowy day.

West Thumb Information Center in the middle of winter.

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West Thumb Information Center

Through 9/30: 9 am–5 pm

  • Located at West Thumb
  • Information about the adjacent geyser basin on the shore of Yellowstone Lake
  • Phone 307-344-2650.
 
Staff and a visitor at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Station

West Yellowstone Visitor Information Station

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West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center
NPS Desk

Through 9/1: 8 am–8 pm
9/2–11/2: 8 am–4 pm

  • Located in West Yellowstone
  • Information and publications
  • Phone (307) 344-2876

Did You Know?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.