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West Yellowstone

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West Yellowstone, Montana, is a rustic mountain town nestled between National Forest lands and is the gateway to Yellowstone National Park. It is only a mile from the park entrance, and the town's airport is the closest to the park, and to attractions like Old Faithful.

Get in[edit]

Welcome sign West Yellowstone, Montana

By plane[edit]

Yellowstone Airport is one mile north of the CBD. Delta (SkyWest) flies from Salt Lake City (SLC IATA) two or three times a day from June to September.

Get around[edit]

West Yellowstone town center, including the museum, shops and restaurants, is small enough to easily walk around.


  • Yellowstone Museum, 104 Yellowstone Ave (in the old Union Pacific Station Building). Mid-May to mid-Oct. Shows a history of Yellowstone National Park and the tourist train service to West Yellowstone. Includes a collection of historic railway china. $6.



There is a large variety of local souvenirs available from the many shops in West Yellowstone.


  • Running Bear Pancake House, 538 Madison Ave. Excellent breakfast place. Known for their pancakes, but other items are delicious also.



West Yellowstone is very much a tourist gateway to Yellowstone National Park and a large variety of accommodation options are available.

  • American West Motel.
  • Dude and Roundup Motel, 3 Madison Ave.
  • Faithful Street Inn, 120 N. Faithful St, toll-free: +1-866-646-4329. Check-in: 4PM, check-out: 10AM. Unique cabin lodging for couples, families and large groups. Cabins include wireless internet, ample parking, mountain views and modern rustic charm.
  • Kirkwood Resort & Marina, 11505 Hebgan Lake Rd, +1 406 646-7200. Offers well cared for cabin rentals (some with full kitchens), RV spaces, and tent sites. The property includes a boat launch, fuel station, and boat, equipment rentals and park with horseshoe throw, volleyball net, BBQ grills, and picnic tables. The Kirkwood Roadhouse Grill restaurant is onsite.
  • Travelers Lodge, 225 West Yellowstone Ave.
  • Yellowstone Country Inn, 234 Firehole Ave.
  • Yellowstone Park Inn & Suites, 236 Dunraven.


Go next[edit]

Routes through West Yellowstone
Idaho FallsIsland Park  W US 20.svg E  Yellowstone N.P.Casper
BozemanBig Sky  N US 191.svg S  Yellowstone N.P.Grand Teton N.P.
HelenaThree Forks  N US 287.svg S  Yellowstone N.P.Grand Teton N.P.

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