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.
Additional Mammoth Hot Springs Area Information
Mammoth Hot Springs
Discover what the Mammoth Hot Springs region has to offer—from history to hot springs.
Step inside a visitor center and explore the exhibits and interpretive offerings, or talk to a ranger.
Become a Junior Ranger
This is a great way to experience Yellowstone National Park for you and your family.
Accessibility around Mammoth Hot Springs
Learn about the accessibility options in the Mammoth Hot Springs area.
Mammoth Hot Springs Hikes
The trails around Mammoth Hot Springs have a full range of difficultly and environments to explore.
Mammoth Hot Springs Area Knowledge
Obsidian was first quarried from this cliff for toolmaking more than 11,000 years ago and gradually spread along trade routes.
Last updated: April 6, 2021