Grant Visitor Center

A ranger walks with a couple of visitors along a concrete path in front of the visitor center.
Grant Visitor Center provides fire ecology information and views of Yellowstone Lake.

NPS/Diane Renkin

Fire plays an important, natural role in the ecosystems found in Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding region. Learn more about this ecological process in the exhibit hall, gather park information and trip ideas, shop for souvenirs at the park store, join a ranger program, or use the restrooms.

The visitor center and development are named for President Ulysses S. Grant, eighteenth president of the United States, who signed the bill creating Yellowstone National Park in 1872. The facility was constructed during the 1970s and, along with the entire Grant development, was a controversial Yellowstone development due to its location in prime grizzly bear habitat in an area of several major cutthroat trout spawning streams.



Visitor Services

  • Rangers who can assist with park information and guidance.
  • Exhibits on fire ecology and the 1988 fire.
  • Small theater with screenings of Experience Yellowstone and Ten Years After the Fire.
  • Book and souvenir shopping available in the Yellowstone Forever bookstore.
  • Restroom facilities and adjacent backcountry office.

Additional Grant Area Information

Visitors walking along the West Thumb Geyser Basin boardwalk.
West Thumb and Grant Hikes

Hikes in the south part of the park reward hikers with spectacular lake views.

People enjoying the views at the West Thumb Geyser Basin.
West Thumb, Grant, and the South

Watch boiling hot springs on the shore of Yellowstone Lake.

Visitors walk along a boardwalk between hydrothermal features and a lakeshore.
Accessibility in the West Thumb Area

Learn about accessibility options in the West Thumb, Grant Village, and southern part of the park.

A park ranger speaks to visitors facing an erupting geyser from a crowded boardwalk
Participate in a Ranger Program

Join a park ranger to further your understanding about this special place.

Become a junior ranger of Yellowstone National Park.
Become a Junior Ranger

Now available to download for completing at home, this is a great way to experience Yellowstone National Park for you and your family.

Visitors stopping by Fishing Bridge Visitor Center & Trailside Museum
Visitor Centers

Step inside a visitor center and explore the exhibits and interpretive offerings, or talk to a ranger.

Last updated: January 24, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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