Cultural Attractions


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At the north entrance, the Roosevelt Arch was laid down by Theodore Roosevelt in 1903. The cornerstone covers a time capsule that contains a Bible and some local newspapers.

Each year, thousands enjoy Yellowstone and are enriched by the learning of its rich history.

Even outside of Yellowstone Park, attractions are plentiful. Just steps from Park Gate Lodges, guests will find the largest IMAX venue in the world. The Yellowstone IMAX® Theatre features a six-story screen and an award-winning film about the national park. Or they can head down the street to the Grizzly Wolf Discovery Center, a fun and educational destination for the whole family, where you can see live grizzly bears and gray wolves in a natural environment.

Afterward, catch dinner at The Branch and a play at West Yellowstone's Playmill Theatre, and check out the engaging Yellowstone Historic Center, created to protect, preserve, and display the rich travel history of Yellowstone National Park.

In Cody, across from Yellowstone National Park, attractions like the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and its Whitney Gallery of Western Art exhibit a stunning collection of masterpieces by an A-list of the West's "rock star" artists: Remington, Russell, Dixon, Bierstadt, Proctor, Paxson, and Wyeth, among others.

Right next door, the Plains Indian Museum showcases cultural treasure from the Sioux, Cheyenne, Blackfeet, Crow, and Shoshone peoples. And the Draper Museum of Natural History, opened in 2002 to critical acclaim, features state-of-the-art exhibits on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

The Yellowstone Heritage & Research Center (HRC), located in historic Gardiner, Montana, is a state-of-the-art facility that is home to Yellowstone National Park's museum collection, archives, research library, historian, archeology lab, and herbarium.

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