Yellowstone: West Thumb & Grant Village: Visitor's Center

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West Thumb Visitor's Center

The Grant Visitor Center is sometimes referred to as the West Thumb Visitor Center due to its proximity to the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake. Read More

The Grant Visitor Center and the surrounding facilities were not built until the 1970s. And even today their construction remains controversial as they were built in prime grizzly bear habitat. Keep your eyes open for bears while in this area!

  • Location – Can be found located on the shore of the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake one mile off of the main park road at Grant Village Junction.
  • Open – Usually late May to late September, weather permitting.
    A historic cabin structure on site now serves as the West Thumb Information Station. It has a sales outlet and also serves as a meeting place for walks and talks during the summer months. During the winter, this same structure is used as a warming hut, where visitors to this area of the Park can “warm up” and take a look at exhibits on history, various winter topics and visit with a staff person.
  • Hours – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm daily.
  • Services – Visitor information and a bookstore/gift shop. The Visitor Center offers an exhibit based on the fires of 1988 and demonstrates fire’s role in the environment. The movie entitled Ten Years after the Fire is shown on a regular schedule throughout the summer months.