"The Only Year Round Entrance to Yellowstone" Gardiner by kazander

Gardiner Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 26 photos

Gardiner is situated on the Northern Edge of Yellowstone National Park. This quaint little town offers alternative lodging and dining for those of us that don't want to stay and eat courtesy of Xanterra the entire time we are visiting this amazing national treasure.
Gardiner has a great history of being partened with our nation's 1st national park. Visitors from the 1800's would come to Yellowstone via the trains that took them to Gardiner. Back in the day, this town had 26 saloons! One way to warm up during those brutal winters I suppose! They have quite a few less than that now. The main street is lined with little touristy shops, a gallery and some places to eat. As you get a bit further into the town, there are a number of places to stay.
The original entrance to Yellowstone, the Roosevelt Arch, is located here. In the winter, when the other entrances close, the Northern entrance remains open.

  • Last visit to Gardiner: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • sue_stone's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2006 at 11:57 PM

    Great idea about the trees for wedding favours, and even better that you got to check them out!!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2005 at 2:05 PM

    I guess Gardiner made for a nice break from Yellowstone!! Maybe someday I will get a chance to sample this area myself. Thanks for the tips!

  • annk's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2005 at 6:44 AM

    Great presentation as always! Didn't realize there were hot springs nearby....what a nice break.

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2005 at 2:09 PM

    The hot springs sounds wonderfully relaxing, such a great coincidence your trees were planted in your honeymoon destination. Great page as always Amy q~_~p


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