Museum of the YellowstoneExplore the heritage of travel to the Yellowstone at the Museum of the Yellowstone. The Museum of the Yellowstone tells the story of travel to and through Yellowstone National Park, and the Park’s influence on West Yellowstone and the Hebgen Lake Basin. The Museum is managed by the Yellowstone Historic Center, a non-profit located in West Yellowstone.
In 1908 the Union Pacific railroad introduced train service to Yellowstone National park. The town site grew up at the terminus of the U.P. rail line to the west entrance, first called Riverside in 1908 changed to Yellowstone in 1909 and finally West Yellowstone in 1920. West Yellowstone has become the most popular starting point for most visitors' trips into Yellowstone National Park.