Yellowstone History & Museums: Yellowstone History: Norris Geyser Basin

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Norris Area History

Stop by the Norris Geyser Basin Museum and the Museum of the Park Ranger, before exploring the many features in the hottest geothermal area in the park.

Norris Geyser Basin Museum
This historic landmark was built in 1929 and features the distinctive parkitecture with stone and log. Exhibits feature nearby geothermal geology and features. Park rangers can answer questions and there is also a bookstore.

Museum of the Park Ranger
Housed in the Norris Soldier Station, the Museum of the National Park Ranger features the evolving profession of a park ranger. Enjoy a 25-minute movie and a few exhibits. The Norris Soldier Station was originally built in 1908 and has undergone massive remodeling. The museum is staffed by retired park rangers and employees.

Geological History
Norris Geyser Basin is home to some of the park's hottest and quickly changing thermal features. Stroll along the 2.25 mile trail through Porcelain Basin and Back Basin to see them all.

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