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The Yellowstone Gateway Museum is on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Visit us and receive a special cancellation stamp for your National Park Service passport book. Click on logo above for more info about the Trail.

For more than 11,000 years, towering mountain ranges and lush river valleys with abundant wildlife have drawn residents and visitors to this area. The wonders of Yellowstone National Park are nearby. Park county’s people are friendly. And our communities are charming. We invite you to become a part of our history.

New in 2020 are online exhibits. These include Exploring Yellowstone Through ART, a 2015 exhibit, which showcases twenty-five local artists and their inspirational stories; Glimmers of History, weekly social media posts that highlight photos and stories in our collections; and Honoring Park County Veterans: A Military History, personal stories from local veterans and more. 

Explore permanent exhibits that interpret the area’s native cultures; early expeditions, including the Corps of Discovery and Lewis and Clark; the railway’s role in bringing visitors to Yellowstone National Park and other transportation themes; and the stories and artifacts of early-day communities. Outdoor exhibits include a one-room schoolhouse; blacksmith shop; a fleet of transportation vehicles, including a caboose.

Current temporary exhibits include: Pull Up a Chair: Tales from the Seats of History; On Fire: Structural and Wildland Firefighting; A Military History of Park County; Communication:  A Changing Conversation; and One Hundred Years Ago in Park County. Upcoming exhibits include: Ice Age Mammals and an outdoor Agriculture (Farming and Ranching) exhibit.

The museum is housed in the 1906 North Side School, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. We look forward to a time when it's safe to re-introduce interactive children’s activities designed to engage families, throughout the museum. 

Dig a little deeper and visit our Research Center.

Attend a program.


Mission statement:

To preserve and interpret the cultural and natural history of Park County, Montana and its relationship to Yellowstone National Park for the education of everyone.


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