Welcome to the Yellowstone Historic Center
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.
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!
Congratulations to Victoria Pontious
Winner of the Vacation in Yellowstone Raffle
The raffle was held at the Yellowstone Historic Center Museum on October 12th.