Things To Do in West Yellowstone

Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

Watch grizzlies engage in an array of activities in their spectacular bear habitat at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. The bears enjoy playing in a cascading waterfall, fishing in their very own rainbow trout stocked ponds and interact in an environment that offers ever-changing enrichment opportunities.

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Museum of the Yellowstone

Explore 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.

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Wild West Yellowstone Rodeo

Lillian Rodeo Company is proud to present the Wild West Yellowstone Rodeo. Starting the summer of 1999, it has out grown the town of West Yellowstone. The rodeo events it features is Bareback Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Team Roping, Breakaway Roping, Jr. Steer Riding and Saddle Bronc Riding. 

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Flyfishing

Kelly Inn in West Yellowstone, A Hub for Anglers and Outdoor Enthusiasts
Welcome to Kelly Inn in West Yellowstone, Montana, your perfect home base for thrilling outdoor escapades. Let's dive into the world of fly fishing and adventure.
Picture yourself waking up to the quiet charm of West Yellowstone, surrounded by the allure of legendary fishing spots like the Madison, Firehole, and Gibbon Rivers, all within easy reach from Kelly Inn.
Before heading out to your favorite fishing hole, enjoy our hearty complimentary breakfast and hot coffee. You can also a few to go when you are in a hurry, or you want to leave before anyone else.
After a day of casting lines and exploring Yellowstone's wonders, return to Kelly Inn for some well-deserved rest. Take a dip in our indoor pool, relax in the hot tub, or gather around the fire pit for some camaraderie under the stars. We are also an easy short walk to many of the town’s best restaurants, shops, and bars.
Behind The Kelly Inn lies the newly renovated Bob Jacklin casting pond—a perfect spot to practice your casting skills in a serene setting before hitting the rivers, or learn to cast for the first time.
Don't miss out on the expertise and gear available at West Yellowstone's fly shops. Swing by Blue Ribbon Flies, a local favorite known for its wide selection and friendly staff. Another excellent option is Big Sky Anglers, offering everything from flies to rental gear and guided trips for all levels of fly fishermen.
Ready to dive into Yellowstone's wilderness? Book your stay at Kelly Inn today and get ready for unforgettable outdoor experiences.
As the sun sets on another day of adventure, join us at  The Kelly Inn for a comfortable stay and easy access to Yellowstone's wonders. Pack your gear, visit the local fly shops, and let's make some memories in the great outdoors.
 

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Horseback Riding

Get a taste of the old west and discover West Yellowstone in style with a day or afternoon on horseback with any number of excellent ranch outfits nearby! Explore the Gallatin National Forest, high mountain meadows or the top of 10,000′ peaks. See the Sunken Forest and a wildlife like elk, deer, bears, eagles, coyotes, and wolves all from horseback. Rides generally begin and end at the ranch and the staff will help you get situated and comfortable on your horse. 


 

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Whitewater Rafting

Explore Yellowstone from  a raft with an experienced guide on the Gallatin, Yellowstone or Madison river. These rivers are thought to be the most beautiful and pristine waters in the lower 48 states, and throughout the season they showcase everything from technical class IV rapids, to scenic relaxing class I rapids appropriate for the whole family. 

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Cross country Skiing in West Yellowstone

Cross country skiing abounds in West Yellowstone, drawing Nordic ski enthusiasts from all over the world. Participate in one of the many festivals or just get out by yourself to enjoy the peace and quiet of the trails. Within walking (or gliding) distance to both Rendezvous Ski Trails and Yellowstone National Park Nordic ski trails, and driving distance of Harriman State Park, the Kelly Inn West Yellowstone, is a great home base for Nordic ski expeditions. 

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Snow Coach Tours in Yellowstone

Ride a snowcoach in Yellowstone National Park to see the park covered in a blanket of white snow! Most roads in the park close in early November, but re-open to "oversnow" adventures when there's enough snow on the ground. 

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Snowmobile West Yellowstone

Explore hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails across Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming from a base camp at the Kelly Inn West Yellowstone. With a wide range of trails like steady beginner cruises up to steep and deep powder for the experienced riders there's something for everyone in the region. 

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Earthquake Lake Visitor Center

Learn a bit of local history at the Earthquake Lake Visitor Center which gives visitors a panoramic view of the mountain that fell and the lake that was formed in a 1959 earthquake. 
 

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4th of July

My esteemed countrymen, I would be remiss not to include the splendid West Gate Hotel among the exemplary lodges from which you can immerse yourselves in the full splendor of West Yellowstone's Fourth of July celebrations. Much like its brethren, the ClubHouse Inn and Kelly Inn, the West Gate Hotel offers unparalleled convenience that allows you to revel in the patriotic pageantry while basking in utmost comfort.

But this town's prime location offers more than just accessibility to its festive Independence Day observances. Lest we forget, West Yellowstone stands as the gateway to one of our nation's most cherished natural wonders - Yellowstone National Park, the first and oldest of America's national parks.

Can you imagine a more fitting locale to commemorate our hard-won liberties than amidst the awe-inspiring vistas, prismatic hot springs, and majestic wildlife that abound in this vast wilderness expanse? As you explore Yellowstone's trails and geysers, let the sublimity of its unspoiled landscapes imbue you with a profound appreciation for the freedoms we celebrate.

The ClubHouse Inn, Kelly Inn, and West Gate Hotel do not merely provide respite from your adventures – they serve as elegant gateways to this natural sanctuary. After immersing yourselves in Yellowstone's grandeur by day, you can return to these exceptional lodgings and seamlessly transition into the evening's patriotic festivities without ever leaving West Yellowstone's charming environs.

From the vantage point of your accommodations, gaze out upon the wilderness panorama as the night's dazzling fireworks display unfurls across the starry skies. Let this juxtaposition of nature's timeless masterpieces and man's celebratory artistry etch itself into your memories – a uniquely American experience that pays homage to both our independence and our bountiful landscapes.

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