With a wide variety of landscape, scenery, and wildlife, Yellowstone is one of the most visited National Parks in the United States. The geysers, natural hot pools and thousands of species that populate this land guarantee that you will leave seeing something you never have before. But with all there is to do, it is hard to know where to begin. West Yellowstone is the most populated entrance of the park and has many attractions that might make you consider spending a few extra vacation days there. From the western architecture to the numerous gift shops, there is plenty to explore.
Like any good vacation, food is a staple piece of West Yellowstone. With many amazing options of food, dessert, and other cuisines, it is difficult to decide what restaurants to fit into your meal plan. There is a wide selection and guaranteed to be something you and your travel buddies will enjoy. The most popular restaurants include The Buffalo Bar, Firehole BBQ CO, and Running Bear Pancake House. Each offers an exclusive experience, introducing you to the Western feeling of West Yellowstone and some delicacies you may have never tried before, such as buffalo. From the Buffalo Chilli to amazing burgers - along with plenty of vegan options - you are sure to leave feeling satisfied.
Along with the food comes plenty of entertainment. No matter what time of year it is, West Yellowstone has shows, tours, and events to accompany it. Some of the most popular events include The Playmill Theatre, the yearly rodeo, and many tours that can be taken during any season. The Playmill is a theatre that features live performances by local actors and actresses. These shows are family-friendly and entertaining for all ages. Some of their most popular performances include Newsies, The Little Mermaid, and other classics your kids are sure to know and enjoy. The atmosphere of the Playmill Theater will offer something you’ve never experienced before and introduce you to a whole new kind of fun!
West Yellowstone is also known for its Fishing and Lakes. Just a quick 10-minute drive from Downtown West Yellowstone is Hebgen Lake, one of the best fishing spots around. Many fish populate this lake making it one of the best in the area to take a shot at. From boating, catching a rainbow trout, or just spending time on the shore, this spot offers a great day in the beautiful surroundings that West Yellowstone has to offer. You don’t have to be a fisherman to enjoy the amazing scenery and calm water!
Yellowstone also offers good old Western traditions such as their yearly rodeo. This annual rodeo involves impressive feats performed by the area's favorite Cowboys. Barrel racing, bull riding, and mutton busting are all some of the daring stunts you will be watching, so grab your favorite pair of cowboy boots and join in this fun tradition!
No matter your reason for visiting Yellowstone, make sure to save time to visit one of the best attractions at the park. West Yellowstone is filled with beauty and fun that is impossible to find anywhere else. So, while you're heading out to see Old Faithful or the great Yellowstone Lake, make sure to stop by West Yellowstone, where fun is guaranteed.
There are many other fun things to do around Yellowstone National Park! One of the most popular is Yellowstone Bear World, learn more about it here. So stay with us at Yellowstone RV Park at Macks Inn and then travel to these fun locations.