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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]

By Plane[edit]

Delta (Skywest) [1] fly to West Yellowstone three times a day during the summer.

Get around[edit]

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

See[edit][add listing]

  • Yellowstone Museum, (in the old Union Pacific Station Building). Shows a history of Yellowstone National Park and the tourist train service to West Yellowstone. Includes a collection of historic railway china. $5.  edit

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Buy[edit][add listing]

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

  • Seldom Seen Knives and Gifts, 115 Yellowstone Ave (on street that goes into Yellowstone National Park across from the museum.), 406-646-4116. handcrafted gifts. Montana Made unique and useable. www.seldomseenknives.com  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

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

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

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

  • American West Motel.  edit
  • Best Western Crosswinds Motor Inn, 201 Firehole Avenue, +1 406 646-9557 (fax: +1 406 646-9592), [2].  edit
  • Best Western Desert Inn, US 20, 191 & 287, +1 406 646-7376 (toll free: +1-800-574-7054, fax: +1 406 646-7759), [3].  edit
  • Best Western Weston Inn, 103 Gibbon Street, +1 406 646-7373 (toll free: +1-800-599-9982, fax: +1 406 646-7572), [4].  edit
  • Dude and Roundup Motel.  edit
  • Faithful Street Inn, 120 N. Faithful Street, 866-646-4329, [5]. checkin: 4PM; checkout: 10AM. Unique cabin lodging for couples, families and large groups. Cabins include wireless internet, ample parking, mountain views and modern rustic charm.  edit
  • Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort, 315 Yellowstone Avenue, +1 406 646-7365, [6].  edit
  • Kirkwood Resort & Marina, 11505 Hebgan Lake Rd, +1 406 646-7200, [7]. 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.  edit
  • Madison Hotel, Motel, and Hostel, 139 Yellowstone Ave (at Dunraven St), [8]. Hostel dormitory rates start at $30, hotel/motel rates start at $59.  edit
  • Travelers Lodge.  edit
  • Yellowstone Country Inn.  edit
  • Yellowstone Park Inn & Suites.  edit

Camping[edit]

  • Yellowstone RV Park and Cabins, 210 S. Electric St, +1 406 646-4466 (), [9]. Less than a mile from west entrance to Yellowstone NP. Very clean; 50 amp service and full hookups. Can walk to downtown and shops.  edit

Get out[edit]

Routes through West Yellowstone
Idaho FallsIsland Park  W noframe E  Yellowstone N.P.Casper
BozemanBig Sky  N noframe S  Yellowstone N.P.Grand Teton N.P.
HelenaThree Forks  N noframe S  Yellowstone N.P.Grand Teton N.P.


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