We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Norris Campground, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Phone Number:
+1 307-344-7353

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 24 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 13
  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
Excellent History

This Museum is just up the road from Norris Basin, near the campground. It is in a refurbished that has several rooms set out with various displays, including a. Ack country cabin... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Long Valley, New Jersey
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 22: English reviews
Cape Town
Level Contributor
251 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Yellowstone is one of the "must do's" in US for good reason. The natural phenomena are spectacular. However we visited in july which was summer holiday time and it was total chaos. The road runs in a circular route with stops along the way for various view sights. Unfortunately the parking at each of the sites is inadequate and we... More 

Thank cleopatraCapeTown
Long Valley, New Jersey
Level Contributor
574 reviews
286 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This Museum is just up the road from Norris Basin, near the campground. It is in a refurbished that has several rooms set out with various displays, including a. Ack country cabin and soldiers barrack. It presents a fascinating history of the NP Rangers from the army days through to today. It has a small auditorium with short films that... More 

1 Thank OziDiver
Johnson City, Tennessee
Level Contributor
330 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Norris area was closed due to be overfilled when we were going by so we went to the Museum of the National Park Ranger to take a break and visit with hopes that when we turned around and went back, Norris would be open. We spent maybe 30 minutes at the museum. We overheard a park ranger tell a... More 

1 Thank LeslieinTN
Level Contributor
331 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This is a small and nice museum dedicated to the park rangers. You can never learn to much history. The kids enjoyed it and it was time for a break. It all worked out well.

Thank Darlene H
Owensville, Indiana
Level Contributor
332 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Came about this by accident as we were driving through this area. Stopped in and was respectfully educated on the historical life of a Ranger in a replicated cabin. Video was informative also.

1 Thank Denise D
Jackson, Wyoming
Level Contributor
707 reviews
382 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

The entire National Park Service celebrates it's centennial this year. Most people know Yellowstone is older than the Park service and some appreciate the wonderful strides the United States Army did in protecting the park and educating it's visitors before there were Park Rangers. But what is even less known is that there were naturalists and interpreters in Yellowstone from... More 

3 Thank jesse o
Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
593 reviews
237 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Worth a trip to stop in. Had a wonderful ranger who spoke with us and there is a great movie about the early years of Yellowstone. The museum had a lot of memorabilia going back to the days of the calvary. There are two mocked rooms simulating the stark living quarters back in the early days. Excellent lesson in the... More 

1 Thank Peter R
Phuket, Thailand
Level Contributor
30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We actually sought this museum out because we have a friend who recently retired as a Park Ranger in DC. This little museum is great mainly because it is staffed by volunteer retired rangers! So not only did I learn about Yellowstone, I also learned about the other parks the ranger had worked at. The museum is small but packed... More 

Thank Ajarn M
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Things cost a bit but views are excellent worth seeing there are a lot of things to take in some are hard to get to in an RV take a small vehicle

Thank Tyrone P
Victoria, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

The little Park Ranger Museum is packed with neat exhibits about the National Park Ranger Service as weel as some applying only to Yellowstone. Also a 30 minutes "movie" about the history of the Park service. And a real live huge buffalo resting in the meadow just outside past the parking. What more could you ask for!

Thank Gary M

Travellers who viewed Museum of the National Park Ranger also viewed

Yellowstone National Park, WY
Yellowstone National Park, WY
Yellowstone National Park, WY

Been to Museum of the National Park Ranger? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Museum of the National Park Ranger and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Museum of the National Park Ranger staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?