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Yellowstone Gateway Museum

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Wonderful Museum of the railway station

This railway station/museum is perfectly maintained with displays that are exceptional in the story... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seasoned L
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Sawyer, Michigan
Gateway to the Past

Located in a former schoolhouse, the Yellowstone Gateway Museum does a fantastic job connecting the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
backpacker31
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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118 W Chinook St, Livingston, MT 59047-2011
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This railway station/museum is perfectly maintained with displays that are exceptional in the story they tell of the short time when it was the nearest gateway to Yelostone around the turn of the century. Beuatiful station and grounds, and llovely staff.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in a former schoolhouse, the Yellowstone Gateway Museum does a fantastic job connecting the history in/around the area to present day. There is a treasure trove of items on display - furniture, clothing, vehicles, tools, art, etc. I quite enjoyed learning about the fire...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an excellent collection of material that would give anyone a real sense of the past. It’s a very creative use of the material which clearly has been given a lot of thought. I thought the WW1 exhibition was excellent. Read the letters! Just...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019

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....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

we had a couple of hours to explore this museum and learned quite a bit about the area . Well worth the stop .

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank john m
KarenR2444, Registrar/Curator at Yellowstone Gateway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thank you, John! We're glad you stopped by the museum and hope you can return someday!

Reviewed May 6, 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank koen179
Karen R, Museum Registrar/Curator at Yellowstone Gateway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thank you, Koen, for your review. We enjoy sharing our history and making the museum interactive!

Reviewed January 22, 2018

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,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Addie P
Karen R, Museum Registrar/Curator at Yellowstone Gateway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thank you, Addie, for your great review of our museum! Keep coming back.

Reviewed December 30, 2017

We have been to a lot of museums and I would consider this one of the best. From the train outside, to all the rooms full of history and out to the back with the old buildings and equipment. It was a wonderful place to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank ttravers
Karen R, Museum Registrar/Curator at Yellowstone Gateway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thank you very much for your high praise, Tina! We hope you return often as our exhibits change frequently.

Reviewed September 28, 2017

For only a 4 or 5 dollar entrance fee, this is a great little museum. It offers displays on Transportation, Native Peoples, Expedition, WWII, and temporary exhibits on Firefighting and Communications among others. There is also an outdoor part of the museum which includes old...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Management response:Responded October 3, 2017

Thank you for the great review of our museum; we're glad you visited!

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