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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 >>


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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 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

Dentalium Shell Dress, Lakota (Sioux), Northern Plains, ca. 1890. Wool, dentalium shells, and ribbon. Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection. NA.202.1229 (detail)

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

Avian Courtship: Let’s Get It On

J.P. Beck, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Kentucky long rifle, ca. 1800, .55 cal. Beck was one of the most renowned makers of Kentucky rifles during the so-called “Golden Age,” working between 1785 and 1811. Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection. 1988.8.1044

Favorite Firearms – Points West Online

Museum Minute: Dude Ranches in the Big Horn Mountains

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