Visitor Centers

Historical photo of U.S. Army on horseback in front of Albright Visitor Center.

Army soldiers play a game on horseback on the parade grounds in front of what is now the Albright Visitor Center (it was the Bachelor Officers' Quarters at the time). The visitor center has been renovated and will reopen spring 2015.

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This spring, the newly renovated Albright Visitor Center in Mammoth Hot Springs will reopen to the public. This historic structure was built by the United States Army in 1909 as bachelor officers' quarters for the cavalry troops who protected the park before the creation of the National Park Service.

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Named to honor the legacy of Horace Albright, the first Superintendent of Yellowstone and the second Director of the National Park Service, the building served as a museum, an archive, and even post office, before becoming the Albright Visitor Center in 1979. As the National Park Service looks toward our second century of service we are committed to connecting with and encouraging the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates. Since construction in 1909 this building has served the visitors and resources of Yellowstone National Park and we are excited to share this next incarnation with you.

Over the last two years, the building has been retrofit to withstand seismic activity and for improved accessibility. Albright will feature all new exhibits on park history, leading up to the birth of the National Park Service. The diverse and abundant wildlife of the park's northern range will be on display in exhibits that explore their natural history. An orientation area with interactive displays will offer enhanced trip planning information.

 
Albright Visitor Center

Albrigh Visitor Center

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Mammoth Visitor Center

Open daily, all year
Through 5/22: 9 am–5 pm
5/23–9/30: 8 am–7 pm
Oct. 1 through winter: 9 am–5 pm

  • Park information, a bookstore, trip planning, and ranger programs.
  • Learn more online about the Mammoth area National Park Service visitor facilities.
  • Phone (307)-344-2263
 
A flag flies at the Canyon Visitor Education Center.

Canyon Visitor Education Center

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Canyon Visitor Education Center

4/17–5/22: 9 am–5 pm
5/23–9/7: 8 am–8 pm
9/8–9/30: 8 am–6 pm
10/1–10/12: 9 am–5 pm

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

Fishing Bridge Visitor Center

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Fishing Bridge Visitor Center

5/23–9/30: 8 am–7 pm

  • Exhibits about the park's birds and other wildlife, and Yellowstone Lake's geology, including a relief map of the lake bottom.
  • Learn more online about the Lake, Bridge Bay & Fishing Bridge area National Park Service visitor facilities.
  • Phone (307) 344-2450.
 
A ranger and visitors walk out of the Grant Village Visitor Center

Grant Visitor Center

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Grant Visitor Center

5/23–9/30: 8 am–7 pm

  • Exhibits describe the park's historic fires of 1988
  • Learn more online about the Grant Village and West Thumb area National Park Service visitor facilities.
  • Phone (307) 344-2650
 
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)

5/23–9/7: 9 am–6 pm

Madison Information Station

5/23–9/30: 9 am–6 pm

  • Information & bookstore
  • Learn more online about the Madison area National Park Service visitor facilities.
  • Phone (307) 344-2876
 
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

5/23–9/27: 9 am–5 pm

  • History of the park ranger profession through exhibits and videos. Staffed by volunteer retired rangers.
  • Phone (307) 344-7353

Norris Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station

5/23–9/30: 9 am–6 pm

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

Old Faithful Visitor Education Center

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Old Faithful Visitor Education Center

4/17–5/22: 9 am–6 pm
5/23–9/30: 8 am–8 pm
10/1–11/1: 9 am–5 pm

  • Yellowstone's newest visitor center offers dynamic exhibits about hydrothermal features.
  • 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

5/23–9/30: 9 am–5 pm

  • Offers 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

Daily 5/1–5/21: 8 am–6 pm
Daily 5/22–9/30: 8 am–8 pm
Weekdays 10/1–4/30: 8 am–5 pm

  • Inside the West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce
  • Information and publications
  • Phone (307) 344-2876

NPS Desk

Open daily
4/17–5/22: 8 am–4 pm
5/23–9/7: 8 am–8 pm
9/8–11/1: 8 am–4 pm

Phone (307)-344-2876

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