Albright Visitor Center

Brown wooden sign that reads "Visitor Center" stands in front of the two-story stone building.
Explore Yellowstone’s history, learn about wildlife at home on the northern range, and get park orientation information.

NPS/Jim Peaco


This historic structure was built by the United States Army in 1909 as bachelor officers' quarters for the cavalry troops who protected the park before the creation of the National Park Service.

Exhibits help orient you to Yellowstone’s natural and cultural treasures, and provide information for a safe and enjoyable visit by visitors of all abilities.



Visitor Services

  • Orientation area with interactive displays offers enhanced trip planning information.
  • Exhibits illustrate the relationships of Yellowstone wildlife to each other and their home in this mountain landscape.
  • Park rangers give educational talks and tours throughout the year.
  • Backcountry camping, boating, and fishing permits are available downstairs in the Mammoth Backcountry Office.
  • Yellowstone Forever operates a bookstore in the visitor center.

Additional Mammoth Hot Springs Area Information

A person enjoys the sunrise at Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs

Discover what the Mammoth Hot Springs region has to offer—from history to hot springs.

Visitors stopping by Fishing Bridge Visitor Center & Trailside Museum
Visitor Centers

Step inside a visitor center and explore the exhibits and interpretive offerings, or talk to a ranger.

Photo of Grotto Geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin
Places To Go

Learn more about the amazing variety of destinations in Yellowstone.

Become a junior ranger of Yellowstone National Park.
Become a Junior Ranger

Now available to download for completing at home, this is a great way to experience Yellowstone National Park for you and your family.

A park ranger speaks to visitors facing an erupting geyser from a crowded boardwalk
Participate in a Ranger Program

Join a park ranger to further your understanding about this special place.

A terraced hot spring of whites, yellows, and oranges with steam rising from it.
Accessibility around Mammoth Hot Springs

Learn about the accessibility options in the Mammoth Hot Springs area.

View of sagebrush-covered valley with snow-capped peaks beyond.
Mammoth Hot Springs Hikes

The trails around Mammoth Hot Springs have a full range of difficultly and environments to explore.

Skiers crossing a snowy field with mountains in the background.
Northern Skiing and Snowshoeing

Discover the skiing and snowshoeing opportunities around Mammoth Hot Springs.


Mammoth Hot Springs Area Knowledge

Gray, columnar cliff standing above the surrounding forest and meadow.
Obsidian Cliff

Obsidian was first quarried from this cliff for toolmaking more than 11,000 years ago and gradually spread along trade routes.

Historic photograph of Fort Yellowstone showing the red-roofed buildings of Officer's Row.
Fort Yellowstone

Explore this historic US Army post built during the park's early years.

A historical photo of Calvary officers practicing with a canyon.
Historic Mammoth

Learn about Mammoth Hot Springs' historical district including the Roosevelt Arch.


Last updated: February 23, 2024

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



Contact Us