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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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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
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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

"Fishing Cone." What Lies Beneath: Exploring Yellowstone Lake’s Mysterious Vents / Photographs by Chris Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Exhibition: What Lies Beneath

Charles Fritz painting at Traveler’s Rest, just west of Lolo, Montana, one of the camping sites of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery. Photo courtesy Charles Fritz. (detail)

Charles Fritz: A Present-Day Artist on the Trail of Lewis and Clark – Points West Online

Lithograph, 1899: "Charge of the 24th and 25th Colored Infantry and Rescue of Rough Riders at San Juan Hill," July 2, 1898. Copyrighted 1899 by Kunz & Allison, 267-269 Wabash Ave., Chicago. 1.69.5750

Blacks in Army Blue – Points West Online

Mel Stonehouse: Story of a Horse Wreck

Museum Minute: Winchester Archives

Portrait of a cougar, mountain lion, puma, Winter mountains

Seldom Seen: Elusive Predators of Yellowstone Country – Points West Online

Harold McCracken on the schooner Morrissey, ca. 1928. MS 305 Harold McCracken Photograph Collection, McCracken Research Library. N198#F1253V (detail)

Alaska Man, Part 2 – Points West Online

Everything You Need to Know About Will James

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