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Yellowstone Gateway Museum of Park County


  • Yellowstone
  • Museum
Discover the history of Park County and its connection to Yellowstone!

As a crossroads of culture, Park County, Montana has served as temporary or permanent home for many: native peoples from as long as 11,000 years ago; fur trappers and explorers, homesteaders, and today's residents. Livingston became a major entrance to Yellowstone National Park in 1883 when the Burlington Northern Railway arrived and established a spur line south toward the park.

The museum is housed in a three-story 1906 schoolhouse that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Four large exhibit roomsNative Cultures, Expeditions, Pioneer, and Transportationlandings, and courtyard also interpret archaeology, modern-day flint knapping, Lewis and Clark, Yellowstone National Park (including historic vehicles), railroad, veterans' history, women, and more. Museum Explorer's Journal guides families through the museum; new children's exhibits.
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Street Address
118 West Chinook
Livingston, MT 59047
Mailing Address
118 West Chinook
Livingston, MT 59047
All Year
Summer Daily: 10:00am - 5:00pm Winter: Thursday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm Groups by appointment
Payment Methods
Cash, Master Card, Personal Check (In State), Personal Check (Out Of State), Travelers Checks, Visa
Group Reservations Required, Reservations Accepted, Walk-Ins Welcome
AAA Discount, Child Discount, Group Discount, Senior Citizens
Special direction map

Special Directions

From I-90 take Exit 333 to Livingston. Turn right (north) onto Park Street. Stay on Park Street to the stoplight on 5th Street. Turn left (north). Go across the railroad tracks and 1 block to Chinook. Turn right (east) on Chinook and go three blocks. The museum is a three story, sculptured, gray block building with a red caboose out front.