West Yellowstone, Montana
West Yellowstone, Montana is a very popular tourist location where people from all over the world visit during their stay in Island Park, Idaho. Restaurants, gift shops, entertainment, and even an IMAX theater are run by many of the friendly residents in and around the Island Park area. Here are a few things we recommend to you as fun things to do, see and eat in this very famous city. (When spending time in West Yellowstone, always be sure to call ahead as some facilities are open seasonally.)
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center is an AZA Accredited, Not-for-Profit Wildlife Park and Educational Facility open year round. Its main purpose is to help visitors gain knowledge about grizzlies and wolves through educational programs. Visitors can spend their time watching these fascinating animals interact in their outdoor habitats. The Center offers a variety of different programs and activities for the whole family. (For more information, visit www.grizzlydiscoveryctr.org)
The Playmill Theatre has been around for 50 years and has a history of providing fun, family entertainment for those looking for live performances. They are a popular go to place in West Yellowstone performing plays and musicals starting in May and ending in August. Every season they switch up their cast, comprised of promising young artists, as well as their shows offering different choices for those that enjoy coming back year after year. (For information about performances and ticket prices, visit www.playmill.com.)
Pine Cone Playhouse
The Pinecone Playhouse is a live dinner theater featuring professional actors and musicians performing comedy and musical theater. Each summer season, the Pinecone features a hilarious comedy, a wonderful musical, live music, a bluegrass festival, and our own brand of Western flavored entertainment. A year-round community arts-center, their stage is warmed during the winter months with arts education courses that provide fun and learning for young and the young at heart. Join them for some wonderful memories with your friends and family while dining and watching a wonderful show. (For more information about performances, ticket prices, and their arts education courses, visit www.pineconeplayhouse.com)
Located at the west entrance of the Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone Imax Theatre is a “must see” on your travel itinerary. Far more than just a theatre, the Yellowstone IMAX Theatre offers a rare educational opportunity. Through the stunning IMAX film “Yellowstone” as well as displays located in the lobby, visitors can see the true yellowstone as it is today and as it was a hundred and 100,000 years ago. They also offer yummy concessions and have an excellent gift shop. Learn about Yellowstone’s fascinating history and geological wonders at the Yellowstone IMAX Theatre. (For more information about show times and ticket pricing, visit www.yellowstoneimax.com.)
Restaurants and Dining
Here is a list of tasty restaurants and eateries located in West Yellowstone. Upon arriving to your desired place to eat, you will see that West Yellowstone is full of excellent choices and varieties, too many of which are able to be listed here!
Union Pacific Museum
Come see the Museum in the historic Union Pacific Depot and enjoy the exhibits, which tell many stories of how people have journeyed to and through the region since the founding of Yellowstone National Park in 1872. The Museum features stagecoaches, trains, buses, planes, and snow machines that have transported tourists from around the world. (For more information on the Museum, visit www.yellowstonehistoriccenter.org)
West Yellowstone Grocers
Food Roundup Supermarket
The Food Roundup Supermarket is a great place to stop by and replenish those items you may have used up during your stay at the Southview Lodge.
Phone: (406) 646-7501
Hours: Call in advance for store hours
Address: 107 Dunraven St West Yellowstone, MT 59758
The Market Place is another great option for your grocery needs located right in West Yellowstone.
Phone: (406) 646-9600
Hours: Call in advance for store hours
Address: 22 Madison Ave West Yellowstone, MT 59758