Albright Visitor Center

Brown wooden sign that reads "Visitor Center" stands in front of the two-story stone building.
Explore Yellowstone’s history, learn about wildlife at home on the northern range, and get park orientation information.

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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.

Exhibits help orient you to Yellowstone’s natural and cultural treasures, and provide information for a safe and enjoyable visit by visitors of all abilities.


  • Orientation area with interactive displays offers enhanced trip planning information.
  • Exhibits illustrate the relationships of Yellowstone wildlife to each other and their home in this mountain landscape.
  • Park rangers give educational talks and tours throughout the year.
  • Backcountry camping, boating, and fishing permits are available downstairs in the Mammoth Backcountry Office.
  • Yellowstone Forever operates a bookstore in the visitor center.
Visitors on a boardwalk gaze out at orange and white colored travertine terraces.

Mammoth Hot Springs

Virtually wander around Mammoth Hot Springs, where the underlying limestone allow large terraces to form above ground.

A person enjoys the sunrise at Mammoth Hot Springs

Exploring the Mammoth Hot Springs Area

Learn about all the different things and ways to explore in the Mammoth Hot Springs Area.

Historic photograph of Fort Yellowstone showing the red-roofed buildings of Officer's Row.

Fort Yellowstone

Explore this historic US Army post built during the park's early years.

Photo of people watching wildlife in Lamar Valley

Things To Do

No matter how you like to spend your day, we’ve got you covered.

Someone using a cell phone by Yellowstone Lake.

Goods & Services

From cell phone service to RV repair, see what's offered in the park.

Photo of crowds at Old Faithful


General information about accessibility in Yellowstone's major areas.

Last updated: June 12, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168


(307) 344-7381

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