West Yellowstone, MT

West Yellowstone (West) is a small town located in the southern part of Montana and is just outside of Yellowstone National Park. West is a great family friendly area with lots to do. It’s a great place to stay of you want to stay just outside Yellowstone and still easily get into the park daily. West has a main strip with loads of places to eat and so many fun less expensive touristy shops. Our family loved popping by the touristy shops for all the fun things.

You’ll find adorable motels a plenty…which are especially nice since lodging in Yellowstone can be more expensive. West makes traveling affordable and still close.

Plenty of cute shops…

So many fun trinkets, shirts and hats!

Bears Oh MY!

The cutest little soda shop.

They even have a place where you can rent cameras and equipment which is great because it’s oh so expensive.

This amazing bakery…

You’ll find a wide variety of local eateries and chain restaurants, which of course is perfect for us since we have a McDonald’s fan in the house. West Yellowstone also has shopping, a cinema, and a museum. You can find souvenirs and supplies. We popped by in the middle of our stay at Yellowstone National Park and it was a nice break from being away from “civilization”. If you’re trying to save some money it’s a great spot to grab souvenirs.

Need help planning your trip to Yellowstone National Park? You can find me on Facebook at Callie at Wanderkeep Travel or you can email me at callie@wanderkeep.com

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