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The Wildlife of Yellowstone National Park

The wildlife of Yellowstone is a top reason why photographers, nature lovers, and travelers visit Yellowstone National Park all year round. While staying at Yellowstone West Gate Hotel, it’s impossible to visit the park without seeing an abundance of majestic wildlife as you hike, explore, drive, and tour. Yellowstone is home to over 400 species of different forms of wildlife including birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. While we’d love to talk about every single animal you may see during your vacation, the list would go on for days, so we’ll go over the most popular and where to find them!

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Fly Fishing in Yellowstone: Guided Fishing Trips

West Yellowstone offers anglers, beginners and experienced, a unique thrill out on the water near our Yellowstone West Gate Hotel. Taking a guided trip during your stay will be a favorite on your list of things to do in West Yellowstone. Spend the early morning fly fishing in Yellowstone, or a leisurely afternoon out on the Madison River. No matter which direction you go in Yellowstone, you’ll be surrounded by blue ribbon trout filled waters! We know planning your summer vacations can be stressful, which is why we’ll provide opportunities for a fun, productive day out in the water fishing!
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Best Restaurants in West Yellowstone

While we offer a full list of restaurants located near our Yellowstone West Gate Hotel (click here), we'll take a moment to talk about our must-try favorites and what we consider the best West Yellowstone restaurants! We’ll cover BBQ, American, Italian, Pub-Style, and Mexican cuisine, so there’s an option for all to indulge during your family vacations! When you have a full day of hiking, fly-fishing, or viewing wildlife, be sure to relax and grab a bite at one of these local spots near the Yellowstone West entrance!
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Visit the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone

The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (GWDC) is a must-see while in West Yellowstone lodging at the Yellowstone West Gate Hotel. The discovery center in West Yellowstone will provide your family with an opportunity to get up close and personal with grizzly bears, wolves, and birds of prey.

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