Explore Yellowstone History


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Old Faithful Geyser erupts approximately every 45 to 90 minutes, depending on the duration of the last eruption.

Yellowstone offers some of the most unforgettable historic landmarks.

Although Yellowstone Park landmarks are thrilling, just outside the park there are also exciting areas to explore. In fact, just beyond the park’s gates, the legacy of the American West is still very much alive. Due east from West Yellowstone (and down the road from the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone) is the town of Cody and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. The center deserves a day or even two with such landmark attractions as the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Whitney Gallery of Western Art, the Plains Indian Museum, the Cody Firearms Museum, and the Draper Museum of Natural History.

Buffalo Bill, for all his gun-slinging ways, was smart enough to recognize that the rights and way of life of Native Americans were run over roughshod during America’s westward expansion. There are 26 associated American Indian tribes at Yellowstone and some 1,000 archeological sites.

History buffs will also hit pay dirt among the 900 historic buildings and 24 sites, districts, and Yellowstone landmarks on the National Register of Historic Places.  Holy Roosevelt!

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