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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.



Visitor Services

  • 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.

Suggested Activities in the Mammoth Hot Springs Area

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

Mammoth Hot Springs

Hot springs, history, and hiking.

Park ranger discussing park resources with visitors at West Thumb Geyser Basin

Ranger Programs

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

Become a junior ranger of Yellowstone National Park.

Junior Ranger

Becoming a junior ranger is a great way to experience Yellowstone National Park for you and your family.

A terraced hot spring

Mammoth Hot Spring Accessiblity

Wheel chair access, designated parking spots, etc.


Mammoth Hot Springs Area Knowledge

Gray, columnar cliff standing above the surrounding forest and meadow.

Obsidian Cliff

Obsidian was first quarried from this cliff for toolmaking more than 11,000 years ago and gradually spread along trade routes.

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.

A historical photo of Calvary officers practicing with a canyon.

Historic Mammoth

Learn about Mammoth Hot Springs' historical district including the Roosevelt Arch.

Pools of water at various depths held in tan terraces.

Mammoth Hot Springs FAQs

Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about park resources in the Mammoth Hot Springs area.



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: July 5, 2018

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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