Discover the fascinating history of travel to our nation's – and the world's – first National Park, whether you are a regular or first-time visitor to the Yellowstone area.
Welcome to the Yellowstone Historic Center
104 Yellowstone Ave - West Yellowstone, Montana 59758
Take a glimpse into our extensive collection of artifacts and documents relating to this history of travel and of West Yellowstone, the town established in 1908 for the sole purpose of serving visitors to the amazing place known as "Wonderland."
Come see our Museum in the historic Union Pacific Depot and enjoy our exhibits, which tell many stories of how people have journeyed to and through the region since the founding of Yellowstone National Park in 1872. The Museum features stagecoaches, trains, buses, planes, and snow machines that have transported tourists from around the world.
While you are here, explore the 10-acre Oregon Short Line Historic District surrounding the Depot, which includes other Union Pacific Railroad facilities built to serve park visitors. Preserving and restoring these structures is part of our vision for the future.
Experience the wonders of travel to Yellowstone through the eyes of the Yellowstone Historic Center.
We're glad you're here!
Gicleé Reproductions of Gary Carter's Painting Available
The YHC is offering high-quality reproductions of Gary Carter's painting "West Yellowstone 1916" which hangs in our Museum. Click here for more information about this opportunity to purchase one of these prints. Click here for an order form.
Visit the Museum in 2015!
The Museum will open for the 2015 season on May 16. Join us as we unveil a new exhibit on the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, Yellowstone, and the Union Pacific Railroad.