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OUTDOOR RECREATION

The Historic Madison is a convenient hub for all of the things to do in the Yellowstone area. Guided Yellowstone National Park tours, white water rafting, hiking day trips, bicycling, live local theatre performances, and wildlife exhibits are just a few of the fun things-to-do in the Yellowstone area.

Beartooth Highway

Welcome to the Beartooth Highway – a National Scenic Byways All-American Road. This 68 mile byway winds its way through southwest Montana and northwest Wyoming and leads into Yellowstone National Park at its Northeast Entrance. Since opening to automobile travel in 1937 the Beartooth Highway has welcomed visitors from around the world – introducing them to one of the most diverse ecosystems accessible by auto in the United States.

Eagle Ride Ranch

Ride Horses on the Eagle Ridge Ranch as well as its surrounding mountains near the Continental Divide. The ranch is the largest privately owned cattle ranch in Eastern Idaho or Southwestern Montana and just a short, beautiful drive from Yellowstone National Park. For an unsurpassed horseback riding experience for the entire family, book your ride with Yellowstone Horses Outfitters-Eagle Ridge Ranch.

Firehole Swimming

The swimming hole in Firehole Canyon is one of two swimming areas inside Yellowstone National Park. The other area on the Boiling River has no facilities and is only open in late fall through winter because of water levels.

Island Park Golfing

We are a 9-hole Golf Course with full amenities in beautiful Island Park Idaho, just 20 miles from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The course is open 7:30am to 8:00pm seven days a week, May-October. (weather permitting)

Jacklin's Fly Shop

West Yellowstone is surrounded by literally hundreds of miles of blue ribbon trout water within an hour’s drive any direction. If you are looking for a place to fish where you can have multiple types of water to work during your stay, there is no better place in North America. Montana’s wild trout fisheries, the Henry’s Fork, and the waters of Yellowstone National Park are all at your doorstep. Jacklin’s Fly Shop can take care of all your fishing needs, as we offer a complete tackle shop, guide service, flyfishing school, and up to date fishing reports on all the major waters in the area.

Kirkwood Boat Rentals

Planning a Yellowstone National Park vacation or Hebgen Lake fishing trip? Our West Yellowstone area lodging on Hebgen Lake provides everything you need for a simple casual getaway at Kirkwood Resort and Marina. We feature family-friendly cabins. Our convenience store and gas pumps provide everything you need.

Mesa Falls

Upper Mesa Falls is a fee area ($5) that brings you face to face with the power and beauty of the last undisturbed waterfall on the Snake River. The walkways allow visitors to get close to the falls and experience the rushing water over a 116 foot drop. A rainbow is visible most mornings, as are the resident osprey, moose, and other wildlife. The visitor center has videos, historic displays, a museum of skins and skulls of local mammals and a trout aquarium. There is a gift shop in the visitor center. There are picnic areas and restrooms available. The fee is also your entry to Harriman State Park and Henry's Lake state park, both on the way to Yellowstone.

Montana Whitewater Rafting

Montana Whitewater provides high-quality adventure activities near Yellowstone National Park. We specialize in whitewater rafting, zipline, fishing and tubing trips great for families, first-timers, and thrill-seekers. We operate from late spring through early fall over three different river locations. Our high water season is in June and drops to perfect tubing flows as the summer passes. With a bazillion package options to choose from your Montana adventure is waiting.

Playmill Theatre

Who would have thought that when the Playmill Theatre opened its doors for the firrst time on June 24th, 1964 that over 50 years later we would still be providing quality family entertainment today. Those that began this journey certainly were hoping that would be the case!

The Diamond P Ranch

We have been hosting horseback rides into the beautiful mountains near West Yellowstone since 1953.

Virginia/Nevada City

All of Montana has the deepest pride and affection for Virginia City. No more colorful pioneer mining camp ever existed. Dramatic tales of the early days in this vicinity are legion. Rich placer diggings were discovered in Alder Gulch in the spring of 1863 and the stampede of gold seekers and their parasites was on! Sluices soon lined the gulch and various “cities” blossomed forth as trading and amusement centers for free-handed miners..

Wild West Yellowstone Rodeo

Pull your hat down tight - this web site will get you ready to rodeo whether you are a first time spectator or a seasoned veteran competitor.

Yellowstone Bear World

No vacation to the Yellowstone National Park or Grand Teton National Park region is complete without an adventure into the wild at Yellowstone Bear World, a drive-thru wildlife park. During your visit you will be surrounded by the free-roaming wildlife of North America as you drive your personal vehicle through the park. Wildlife you will see includes Rocky Mountain Elk, Bison, White-tail Deer, Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Goats, Moose, and of course American Black Bear and Grizzly Bear. Located 5 miles south of Rexburg, Idaho on US HWY 20 we are easily accessible from both Jackson Hole, Wyoming and West Yellowstone, Montana. (see map) When you visit this beautiful region don’t miss Idaho’s #1 wildlife attraction, Yellowstone Bear World.

Yellowstone Giant Screen

Located at the west entrance of the Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone Giant Screen Theatre is a “must see” on your travel itinerary. At six stories tall, our 60′ x 80′ screen is the only certified Giant Screen Theatre in a twelve state area. The six track sound system and 4k digital projector guarantee a theatre experience you’ll never forget.

Yellowstone Historic Center

The Yellowstone Historic Center is dedicated to telling the story of travel to and through Yellowstone National Park, and the Park’s influence on West Yellowstone and the Hebgen Lake Basin.

Yellowstone National Park

Visit Yellowstone and experience the world's first national park. Marvel at a volcano’s hidden power rising up in colorful hot springs, mudpots, and geysers. Explore mountains, forests, and lakes to watch wildlife and witness the drama of the natural world unfold. Discover the history that led to the conservation of our national treasures “for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.”

Yellowstone ZipLine and Canopy Tours

ellowstone ZipLine & Canopy Tours is in our 9th season, offering tours at two spectacular locations. Our Gardiner, Montana zip tours, at the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, will have you SOARING THROUGH A HISTORIC MOUNTAIN RANCH. You'll learn all about the local ecology and end the tour with a greater understanding of the Yellowstone area. The Gallatin Canyon location, between Bozeman and Big Sky, will take you FLYING ACROSS THE BEAUTIFUL GALLATIN RIVER while you learn some local history. Both options offer a unique experience that will enhance your connection to this amazing place and the diverse geography that makes the Yellowstone Ecosystem so rare.
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