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

What Lies Beneath:
Yellowstone Lake's Mysterious Vents

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

Explore the Center of the West


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

Stories of the West

William Ranney (1813-1857). "The Prairie Burial," 1848. Gift of Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran. 3.97 (detail)

Forging an American Identity: The Art of William Ranney – Points West Online

From the Streets to the Academy: the Charles G. Clarke Story

Museum Minute: A Chromolithograph of The Grand Prismatic Spring

New York's Park Theatre (foreground) and environ, ca. 1830. Wikipedia.

Will the Real Frontiersman Please Stand Up? – Points West Online

Museum Minute: Dentalium Shell Dress

William R. Leigh (). "The Three Tetons," 1911. Oil on canvas. Gift of Michael Coleman (by exchange). 20.85

Margaret Murie: Sunlight Aura and Spine of Steel – Points West Online

Firearms and the West gallery, Cody Firearms Museum.

Cody Firearms Museum celebrates its collection with an anniversary this week

Avian Courtship: Let’s Get It On

“To connect people to the stories of the American West”
Masks are required for all museum visitors.Learn More
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