Yellowstone Gateway Museum
Yellowstone Gateway Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistoric SitesHistory Museums
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Yellowstone Gateway Museum is housed in the 1907 Northside School, listed on the Natl. Register of Historic Places. Exhibit themes include: Native Cultures, Expeditions, Yellowstone, Transportation (especially Railroad), Pioneers, Military. Temporary exhibits include: Megafauna: Ice Age to Our Age, and art, maps, and photos from museum collections. Outdoor exhibits include: Historic Vehicles (fire trucks, railroad caboose, stagecoaches, sheep wagons; Blacksmith Shop, One-room Schoolhouse, and more. Interpretive exhibits include stories and interactives designed to engage all ages. We change or add new exhibits annually. A research center library and archives are also available, appointment needed.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Edmund P
Houston, TX684 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
Not being to familiar with small town museums I was not really sure what to expect. When we arrived we saw an unassuming building with a train car on the front lawn. We learned that the building is an old school building which was converted into a museum that tells the story of Livingston. There is a collection of railway history, military history, and native American history. In the back of the building are living monuments of yesteryear including the old one room school house, a smith's shop, and ancient machinery including an old fire truck... definitely worth the visit
Written June 30, 2021
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Riverman
Livingston, MT26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
New exhibits, kid friendly with the dress up cloths and other items.
Nice display of veterans including a recent WWI exhibit.
Nice outdoor displays too---wagons, fire trucks, agriculture equipment.
Wow with the arrowhead display. A very creative place to visit.
Detailed display of William Clark's party passing through the area in 1806 including a dugout canoe the kids can get it...made by a direct descendant of William Clark!
Worth going many times. They have a large research library if you are looking into history or family links.
Written November 6, 2018
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Koen V
Muizen, Belgium12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018
Nice museum with a broad collection and friendly staff. They make the museum more of an experience and try everything they can to help you understand the history of Montana.
Written May 6, 2018
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Thank you, Koen, for your review. We enjoy sharing our history and making the museum interactive!
Written June 12, 2018
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Rhonda H
Bozeman, MT816 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
I can't believe that we visited Livingston several times and somehow missed this little gem. This is probably one of my favorite smaller museums. So much to see inside and out.
Written November 5, 2016
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We're so glad that you finally found the Yellowstone Gateway Museum! Please encourage your friends and family to come and enjoy all we have to offer, too!
Written February 22, 2017
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Riverman
Livingston, MT26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
Nice historic exhibits, photos of Livingston and regional history. The military exhibit has a lot of interesting stories of people from the area who served from the Civil war to the present. Nice display of old uniforms and artifacts too. They have a very visual fire history display that covers forest fires and town fires throughout the past. We liked the interactive transportation room exhibit too, which had a walk thru Vista dome train car model. Nice to see the maps and stories of all the old Indian, mountain man and Pioneer trails throughout the area. The children enjoyed trying on the period clothing such as the pioneers wore and the mountain man clothing too. The fire display had some firefighting cloths for the kids to try on too. A really nice description and map details of the Lewis & Clark Expedition's route through the area. They even had a real dugout canoe we could sit in built by a great great grandson of Capt. William Clark. Upstairs was an amazing display of all the arrowhead types and styles found in Montana. Next to that was an actual mounted bison! I didn't know they were that big! Outside the museum was a railroad caboose we could walk through. There were a lot of nice old historic vehicles such as fire trucks, wagons, stage coach, and farm equipment. The kids liked the one room school house and the blacksmith shop too. They had some really nice books about local history and other items in their gift shop. The staff was friendly and helpful with our questions about the area too. They also have a nice research library if you wanted to learn more about the history and local pioneers who settled there. A really well interpreted museum! Thanks for preserving history!
Written April 18, 2016
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hook026
Soulsbyville, CA207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Great place to learn about local history from Native Americans of the region, Lewis & Clark Expedition, the railroad, early settlers, wildlife, etc. So much to take in, two days may not be enough to view everything and see all that is available.
Written February 21, 2020
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Tom N
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
It takes about an hour to see this museum. It was not crowded. The day I went to see the museum, it was raining. So, could not do any outdoor activity. So, checked out this museum
Written November 7, 2019
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NYCTraveler03
New York City6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We didn't know what to expect of this museum as we'd read about it's low-tech approach and eclectic collection (e.g. an antique soda fountain, a letter to Lewis and Clark regarding Sacajawea's unique geographical knowledge, and current paintings from Montana artists.) I loved this place. Located in a former schoolhouse, The Yellowstone Gateway Museum offers history with a human touch. Included in this disparate collection is a wonderful exhibit about the importance of women in Montana history. A lovingly curated collection.
Written July 15, 2019
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john m
Epsom, NH10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
we had a couple of hours to explore this museum and learned quite a bit about the area . Well worth the stop .
Written June 28, 2018
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Thank you, John! We're glad you stopped by the museum and hope you can return someday!
Written October 1, 2018
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Addie P
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
We visited the museum when my in-laws were in town. They truly enjoyed the detailed information about the railroad, town history and especially the Pine Creek fire. Even the little ones will enjoy the hands on options that are available (such as the teepee, canoes, and dress-up room)
Written January 22, 2018
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Thank you, Addie, for your great review of our museum! Keep coming back.
Written June 12, 2018
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