Welcome to Yellowstone Summit participants (and anyone else who landed here.)! Here you will find links to the myriad of things to do near Yellowstone National Park and information about the towns around Yellowstone to stay and play. 

The video of my talk from the 2023 Yellowstone Summit is below.

Woman posing in front of a mural of ballets in Livingston, Montana

When you get outside the park, you are likely to encounter fewer people and more wilderness. Additionally, there are things you can’t do inside Yellowstone’s boundaries (whitewater rafting, for example) that are easy to do near Yellowstone.

As wonderful as Yellowstone is – and it is wonderful! – there is so much more to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. I encourage you to explore the world’s first national park and then explore beyond its boundaries, too!

First, a map of the towns near Yellowstone. 

map of towns around Yellowstone National Park

Things to Do Near the North Entrance to Yellowstone

Tourists walking across the bridge in Gardiner Montana towards Yellowstone National park and the area with restaurants

Things to Do Near the Northeast Entrance to Yellowstone 

flowers and umbrellas in front of a restaurant in Cooke City Montana

Things to Do Near the East Entrance to Yellowstone 

CODY, WYOMING - Sheridan Avenue in Cody, Wyoming. The street is the main business and tourist route in the famous western town.

Things to Do Near the South Entrance to Yellowstone 

antler arch in jackson wyoming - best instagram spots in Jackson

Things to Do Near the West Entrance to Yellowstone

wooden western buildings in West Yellowstone, Montana

Planning A Trip To Yellowstone 

Yellowstone's grand prismatic spring