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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 theater performances, and wildlife exhibits are just a few of the fun things-to-do in the Yellowstone area.


Yellowstone is the world's first national park. Since its creation in 1872, it has served as a universal symbol of wildness, mystery, and natural beauty. More than three million people from around the world visit Yellowstone each year, and experience more geysers and hot springs than the rest of the world combined. The largest concentration of free-roaming wildlife in the lower 48 states. And three of the world's top trout-fishing streams.

Visitors can view the park from the comfort of their vehicle and also take a rest at one of the many roadside picnic areas. For the active visitor, the park has thousands of miles of trails from day hikes to backcountry exploring.

Yellowstone Park (from National Park Service)
About Yellowstone Park


Visit some of our entertainment partners for things to do after your day's Yellowstone adventures.


Horse riding, quick draw, fishing.

Montana Whitewater Rafting


We proudly offer family friendly trips on the Gallatin, Yellowstone and Madison Rivers, which flow out of Yellowstone National Park. They are among the most beautiful and pristine waters in the lower 48 states. We have everything from technical Class IV rapids, to fun splashy Class II and III rapids, to scenic relaxing Class I rapids.

Yellowstone Zipline & Canopy Tours


Whether you are seeking thrills, facing your fears, or enjoying bonding with your family and friends, Yellowstone ZipLine & Canopy Tours will give you an eco-friendly way to experience the beauty and majesty of the Greater Yellowstone Area.

Yellowstone Bear World

Bear World Idaho, near Rexburg Idaho this is a drive through zoo.  Guaranteed to see bears and the only place that you can feed the bears.

Yellowstone Giant Screen


Playmill Theatre

Play mill theater - live theater. They put in fantastic plays nightly.

Yellowstone Historic Center


Yellowstone Horses at Eagle ridge Ranch


Wild West Yellowstone Rodeo


Wild West Yellowstone HORSE RIDES


Kirkwood Boat Rentals

Hebgen lake boating, See wildlife, catch nice trout

Virginia/Nevada city

old mining town

Quake Lake › detail › specialplaces

Fire-hole river swimming

Swim in the temperate mountain river that is heated to a relatively comfortable temperature in the summer. Open depending on water flow. Bring life jackets for the best experience. See this on YouTube. Search "fire hole river swimming"

Beartooth highway

This driving tour is fantastic. Bring a jacket, lunch and a camera. This drive is a full day of amazing views. All other highways may be viewed as mundane after this experience

Mesa falls

Just off highway 20 turn right at Ashton and follow the scenic byway route. You will loop back to highway 20 eventually. Stop and feed the fish at the warm water bridge. The trout are as long as your arm even if you’re 7' tall.


local small town Wild West rodeo Wednesday - Saturday June to September

River rafting

Gallatin just north of west Yellowstone


island park 9 hole /big sky many courses check their websites


Fly fishing, Jacklin's Fly Shop has free lessons each Sunday afternoon taught by their top rated guides. Their are many great guides that can teach you or guide you a day of excellent fishing on the Madison River and other rivers nearby

What is there to do or see outside of Yellowstone Park?
Follow the link below for a downloadable map for information and the primary destinations around West Yellowstone, and possible wildlife sighting locations.
West of Yellowstone Map.pdf

Visit the West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce for town activities, restaurants, and other links.

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