Visiting Yellowstone

Visiting Yellowstone National Park

With our Draper Natural History Museum’s interpretation of the natural science of Yellowstone, the amazing works of art portraying Yellowstone’s features in our Whitney Western Art Museum, and much more, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West  is the perfect place to begin—or end—a trip to nearby Yellowstone National Park, just an hour west of Cody.

After viewing works like Thomas Moran’s Mammoth Hot Springs at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, it’s all the more breath-taking to see it “up close and personal” in the park.

Still a fascinating destination when visiting Yellowstone, 'Mammoth Hot Springs' by Thomas Moran. 18.71.1

Thomas Moran (1837 – 1926). Mammoth Hot Springs, 1875. Chromolithograph on paper, L. Prang & Co. Gift of Clara S. Peck. 18.71.1

Plan early for your trip to the park with this important contact information:

Important phone numbers for Yellowstone

  • 307-344-2117: Pre-recorded road and weather information
  • 307-344-7381: General park information
  • 307-344-2386: Information for the hearing impaired (TDD)
  • 307-344-7311: Lodging (Yellowstone National Park Lodges)

Important websites for Yellowstone

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Don't miss Minerva Terrace at Mammoth Hot Springs when visiting Yellowstone National Park by Jim Peaco. NPS Photo

Minerva Terrace at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, 1997. Jim Peaco for the National Park Service.