Located on the only road that remains open during the winter months, the Albright Visitor Center and Museum at Mammoth Hot Springs is the only visitor center in National Park that is open year-round.
Mammoth Hot Springs was once “Fort Yellowstone”, the army post that was dedicated to protecting the National Park. In fact, the current Visitor Center was once a bachelor officer’s quarters. In addition to housing the information center, the structure includes a museum.
- Location – Located at Mammoth Hot Springs, 5 miles inside the North Entrance and at the northwest corner of the upper loop of the Grand Loop Road
- Open – Year round with possible closings on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
- Hours – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm daily during the summer. Winter hours may be shorter.
- Services – Visitor information and a bookstore/gift shop. The Museum offers exhibits primarily of the history and the exploration of Yellowstone and some exhibits with a predator-prey theme. Park Rangers show film and video presentations every half hour in the summer and on request in the winter.
The Park Service operates a backcountry office inside the visitor center during the summer months. Here you can obtain backcountry camping permits, boating permits, fishing permits, and general information.