Museum of the National Park Ranger

Two bison graze in front of a log structure.
Two bison graze on the grass in front of a log structure.

NPS/Jim Peaco

An earlier structure was built in 1886, replaced after fire in 1897, and modified in 1908. After the Army years, the building was used as a Ranger Station and residence until the 1959 earthquake caused structural damage. The building was restored in 1991. This building was one of the original soldier stations, built in 1908, as an outlying station for soldiers on patrol. The building has been completely rebuilt, using original materials where possible and staying true to the original floorplan. The original building was taken down on site and rebuilt.



Visitor Services

  • Retired National Park Service rangers who can assist with basic park information and guidance.
  • Exhibits on the history of the National Park Service and the ranger profession.
  • A selection of videos that pertain to the Norris Soldier Station, Norris Geyser Basin, and other park topics.

Additional Norris Area Information

A person enjoys a sunset in the Norris Geyser Basin.
Norris Geyser Basin

Explore Yellowstone's hottest geyser basin and nearby destinations.

Multi-colored ground dotted with milky blue pools and rising steam.
Norris Geyser Basin

Take a virtual trip around the hottest geyser basin in the park, then plan a visit in person.

A boardwalk winds through a forested area, providing views on a stark, gray, steaming landscape.
Accessibility in the Norris Area

Learn about accessibility options in the Norris Geyser Basin area.

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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Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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