During our vacation in Yellowstone National Park this summer, we discovered the Museum of the National Park Ranger.
Built in 1908, the museum once served as the Norris Solider Station. It’s currently on the National Register of Historic Places. This spacious, multi-room log structure housed a detachment of U.S. Cavalry. The soldier station changed into a ranger station and underwent several room alterations before it finally became the Ranger Museum in the 1990s.
This cool museum takes you through the history and timeline of national park rangers in America. You can learn about their iconic uniforms, duties, hardships, lifestyle, and other cool facts here. They have some really great exhibits here! And you can even watch some short videos in a small auditorium in the museum (great opportunity to rest your tired legs and learn a few fun facts).
In addition, retired national park service rangers staff this museum giving visitors a great opportunity to ask questions about their past work and the national park. Ask away as they love to chat!
If you’re in Yellowstone, take time to stop into this cool museum and check out the history here!
Enjoy some photos from inside the museum: