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Make our five museums a must-see on your journey through Yellowstone and the West.

Eight Seconds: Black Cowboys in America

Today’s cowboys and cowgirls are more diverse than you might expect. An exhibit featuring the photos of Ivan McClellan. Free with admission.

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Five massive museums under one roof. Explore stories and objects of the Wild West. Explore >>


Get hands-on with authentic dining, entertainment, and outdoor fun with a western twist. Explore >>

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May 1 – Sept. 15 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sept. 16 - Oct. 31 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov. 1 - Nov.30 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Dec. 1 - Feb. 28 Thu. - Sun., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mar. 1 - Apr. 30 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed NYD, Thanksgiving, Christmas

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Adults $19.75
Kids 6-17 $13.25
Kids <5 Free
Seniors $18.75
Tour Groups Call: 307-578-4000
Members Free

What Lies Beneath:
Yellowstone Lake's Mysterious Vents

Something’s going on beneath the surface of Yellowstone Lake. Photos by Chris Linder of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Free with admission.

Stories of the West

Museum Minute: A Toy Horse and Doll

Michael Haynes (b. 1956). "The Scouts—John Potts, Richard Windsor, Hugh McNeal, and George Drouillard," 1805, 2008. Watercolor. Collection of Timothy Peterson. Image courtesy Michael Haynes. (detail)

To the Western Ocean: Paintings by Michael Haynes – Points West Online

Museum Minute: How Pop Culture Influences Firearms Collecting

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Rebecca West named Executive Director & CEO of Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Museum Minute: A Telegram Keeps A Memory Alive

Museum Minute: Ted Waddell’s “Red Lodge Horses”

Museum Minute: Spoon Exemplifies Quill Work

Thomas Mickell Burnham (1818-1866). "The Lewis and Clark Expedition," ca. 1850. Oil on canvas, 36.125 x 48.5 inches. Museum purchase. 21.78 (detail)

Collection Connections with the Corps of Discovery – Points West Online

“To connect people to the stories of the American West”
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