West Yellowstone Tourist Information and Tourism

(West Yellowstone, Montana - MT, USA)

Image of the very scenic National ParkThe attractive mountain town of West Yellowstone may be relatively small, but its charm and popularity really knows no bounds. For more than 100 years, hordes of tourists have chosen to base themselves here, due to its extremely proximity to the Yellowstone National Park, with the park's western entrance being located just minutes away, to the east of the town center and next to Canyon Street.

Tourism has become the mainstay of West Yellowstone and visitors are always welcomed into the local community. There are a number of tourist information outlets within the Yellowstone National Park, with the Old Faithful Visitor Center being especially popular and just a short stroll from the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser, offering short films about the park and its many thousands of natural geothermal features.

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West Yellowstone Tourist Information and Tourism: Top Sights

Although the tourist scene is very much dominated by the wealth of sightseeing opportunities within the Yellowstone National Park, the town itself is particularly visitor-friendly, since it is used to such large numbers of people passing through. The center of West Yellowstone is home to a very comprehensive Visitors Center, which is a good place to plan your itinerary. Also on offer is the local Bear's Den Cinema, the state-of-the-art IMAX Theater and the popular Playmill Theater, where seasonal musicals are staged. Close by, day trips to Hebgen Lake and also Henry's Lake State Park come highly recommended. More information about West Yellowstone Tourist Attractions.

Picture showing crowds at the famous Old FaithfulWest Yellowstone is not a town known for its museums. However, the Yellowstone Historic Center Museum is on hand should you feel like finding out some information about the park's evolution and wildlife, and is located in the former Union Pacific Railroad Depot. Families will enjoy visiting the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, which is a successful combination of museum and zoo, successfully serving as an education center for tourists.

Picture of pool within the West Thumb Geyser BasinIf you are looking to purchase some art work as a souvenir of your vacation, then there are a handful of very good galleries situated in West Yellowstone, where paintings often exude an unmistakable American West character and feeling, depicting mountain scenery from around the National Park. More information about West Yellowstone Museums and West Yellowstone Art Galleries.

View of the nearby Grand Teton National Park (http://www.world-guides.com/north-america/usa/wyoming/)You can easily spend your whole holiday exploring the Yellowstone National Park and still have plenty left for another trip. However, since there is so much to see on your doorstep, do leave so time for day trips else where. Popular excursions from West Yellowstone include the Grand Teton National Park, Idaho Falls and the Jackson Hole area, where some of America's leading winter ski resorts await. Closer to home is the Island Park and its attractive volcanic scenery. More information about West Yellowstone Attractions Nearby.

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