Visitor Centers

Yellowstone has several National Park Service operated visitor facilities throughout the park. Exhibits cover a wide range of natural and cultural history subjects. Select a link below to find out about facilities associated with that park area and their functions. Albright Visitor Center & Museum The Albright Visitor Center and Museum—open seven days a week—was built… Read More »

Buildings

In addition to the roads in a National Park, the buildings are the most visible manifestation of humans and their impact on the surroundings.  In Yellowstone, that is not any different.  As of January, 2010, there are 1,931 +/- buildings in the park.  That includes everything from the old log Mail Carrier’s Cabin across from… Read More »

Backcountry Patrol Cabins

The U.S. Army constructed backcountry cabins and snowshoe cabins to provide facilities for troops patrolling for poachers. Typically these were about 16 miles apart-a day’s travel. The four backcountry cabins surviving from this period are still used by the National Park Service for backcountry patrols (visitor safety, law enforcement, poaching), to temporarily house researchers, and… Read More »

Dormitories employee support buildings

Concession Employee Housing The vast majority of people who work for concessionaires in the park are housed in dorms (some bring their own RV and stay in one of the employee RV areas).  The following is a listing of many of the major employee housing and support facilities throughout the park.  Most are shown on… Read More »