Life of Riley Lodge
Yellowstone's Finest Luxury Waterfront Log Cabin
Although you will find ample exhibits within Yellowstone National Park, there are a few outstanding museums outside the gates as well. We highly recommend taking some time to enjoy them!
Museum of the Rockies
600 West Kagy Blvd, Bozeman, Montana 59717
Highlights: A Smithsonian Affiliate, it is renowned for displaying an extensive collection of dinosaur fossils, including a T. rex skeleton! MOR delights visitors with changing exhibits from around the world, permanent indoor and outdoor regional history exhibits, planetarium shows, educational programs, insightful lectures, benefit events, and a museum store. A MUST FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN WHO LOVE DINOSAURS!! If you are arriving via Bozeman, you will have a prime opportunity to see this wonder.
Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
201 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Highlights: This sanctuary right outside the gates of Yellowstone is a treasure. You stand eye to eye with wolves, bears, birds of prey, prairie dogs, and otters. This wildlife center is not a zoo, but rather a sanctuary for animals too injured or pesky to be placed back into the wild. Kids can sign up to hide food in the bear enclosure with a ranger and then watch the bears find what they hid! Adults and children adore this place!
Historic Virginia City & Nevada City
300 West Wallace Street, Virginia City, MT 59755
Highlights: A nearly perfectly preserved 1860's gold mining town that you can wander through, enjoy the restaurants and fun candy shop, see interesting exhibits, ride a train to nearby Nevada City, learn how to pan for gold, ride on an historic fire truck, take a guided tour on a massive M923 six-wheel-drive truck up to Alder Gulch Summit along the most concentrated gold strike in history.
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