Places To Go

Yellowstone National Park is a big place—over 2.2 million acres (nearly 900,000 hectares) big! Within the park boundaries are some of the world's most amazing hydrothermal features, dramatic waterfalls, and the heart of one of the most intact temperate ecosystems left in the world.

To help you explore Yellowstone, there are five entrance stations, ten visitor centers, eight developed areas with lodges, restaurants, and stores.

Peruse the map to discover where these different places are located, or skip to a region of choice to learn what places of interest can be found there.

 
 
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.

Two girls stand in front of a large Yellowstone National Park sign while their dad photographs them

Plan Your Visit

Yellowstone is seasonal. Plan your visit by learning about current conditions, seasons, road conditions, services, activities, and more.

 
 

Some of the highlights of the Canyon area include:

  • Drives
    Dunraven Pass, North Rim Drive, and South Rim Drive
  • Hydrothermal Features
    Mud Volcano
  • Other Natural Features
    Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, Hayden Valley, and Mount Washburn
  • Visitor Services
    Canyon Campground, Canyon Lodge, Canyon General Store, and Canyon Visitor Education Center
  • Waterfalls
    Lower Falls, Silver Cord Cascades, and Upper Falls
 
 

Some of the highlights of Fishing Bridge, Lake Village, Bridge Bay, and the East include:

  • Drives
    Gull Point Drive and Lake Butte Scenic Drive
  • Hydrothermal Features
    Mud Volcano and Steamboat Point
  • Other Natural Features
    Mary Bay, Natural Bridge, Sedge Bay, Storm Point, Sylvan Pass, and Yellowstone Lake
  • Visitor Services
    Bridge Bay Campground, Bridge Bay Marina, Fishing Bridge General Store, Fishing Bridge Visitor Center, Fishing Bridge RV Park, Lake General Store, Lake Hotel and Cabins, and Lake Lodge Cabins
 
 

Some of the highlights of the Madison area include:

  • Drives
    Firehole Canyon Drive and Firehole Lake Drive
  • Hydrothermal Features
    Fountain Paint Pot, Grand Prismatic Spring, Great Fountain Geyser, Midway Geyser Basin, Terrace Springs, and White Dome Geyser
  • Other Natural Features
    Firehole Canyon, National Park Mountain, Madison River, and Purple Mountain
  • Visitor Services
    Madison Campground, Madison Information Station, and West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center
  • Waterfalls
    Fairy Falls and Firehole Falls
 
 

Some of the highlights of the Mammoth Hot Springs area include:

  • Drives
    Blacktail Plateau Drive and Upper Terrace Drive
  • Historic Areas
    Apollinaris Spring, Fort Yellowstone (historic US Army headquarters, now park headquarters), and Obsidian Cliff
  • Hydrothermal Features
    Boiling River, Canary Springs, and Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Other Natural Features
    Bunsen Peak, Moun Everts, Sheepeater Cliffs, and Swan Lake Flat
  • Visitor Services
    Albright Visitor Center, Indian Creek Campground, Mammoth Campground, Mammoth General Store, and Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins
  • Waterfalls
    Rustic Falls, Undine Falls, and Wraith Falls
 
 

Some of the highlights of the Norris area include:

  • Drives
    Virginia Cascade Drive
  • Historic Areas
    Museum of the National Park Ranger
  • Hydrothermal Features
    Artists' Paintpot, Beryl Spring, Monument Geyser Basin, Norris Geyser Basin, Porcelain Springs, Roaring Mountain, and Steamboat Geyser
  • Other Natural Features
    Caldera Boundary (at Gibbon Falls) and Gibbon Meadows
  • Visitor Services
    Museum of the National Park Ranger, Norris Campground, and Norris Geyser Basin Museum
  • Waterfalls
    Gibbon Falls and Virginia Cascade
 
 

Some of the highlights of the Old Faithful area include:

  • Historic Areas
    Old Faithful Historic District
  • Hydrothermal Features
    Aurum Geyser, Biscuit Basin, Black Sand Basin, Castle Geyser, Crested Pool, Daisy Geyser, Ear Spring, Geyser Hill, Giant Geyser, Grand Geyser, Grotto Geyser, Morning Glory Pool, Old Faithful Geyser, Riverside Geyser, Sapphire Pool, and Solitary Geyser
  • Other Natural Features
    Continental Divide
  • Visitor Services
    Old Faithful General Stores (2), Old Faithful Inn, Old Faithful Lodge, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, and Old Faithful Visitor Education Center
  • Waterfalls
    Kepler Cascades and Mystic Falls
 
 

Some of the highlights of Lamar Valley, the Northeast, Tower Fall, and Tower–Roosevelt include:

  • Historic Areas
    Northeast Entrance
  • Hydrothermal Features
    Calcite Springs and Soda Butte
  • Other Natural Features
    Lamar Canyon, Lamar Valley, Pleasant Valley, and Specimen Ridge
  • Visitor Services
    Pebble Creek Campground, Roosevelt Lodge, Slough Creek Campground, Tower Fall Campground, and Tower Fall General Store
  • Waterfalls
    Tower Fall
 
 

Some of the highlights of West Thumb, Grant Village, and the South include:

  • Hydrothermal Features
    Abyss Pool, Fishing Cone, and West Thumb Geyser Basin
  • Other Natural Features
    Lewis Lake and West Thumb
  • Visitor Services
    Grant Village Campground, Grant Village General Store, Grant Village Lodge, Grant Village Marina, Grant Visitor Center, and West Thumb Information Station
  • Waterfalls
    Lewis Falls

Last updated: June 27, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

307-344-7381

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