Saturday, November 13, 2010
Five museums in the area that surrounds Yellowstone National Park have joined together to create a new Passport to Adventure. Visitors to any one of the facilities can pick up the colorful brochure and have it stamped there—and each time they go to another of the "gateway museums." When all five have been visited and the passport stamped for each, visitors then receive the reward designated by the museum where they received their fifth and final stamp. Currently, each museum is offering a family membership.
Participating museums are Wyoming's Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody and National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson; and Montana's Carbon County Historical Society and Museum, Red Lodge; Yellowstone Historic Center, West Yellowstone; and Yellowstone Gateway Museum, Livingston.
The museums designed the Passport to Adventure to encourage visitation in the region, something the group feels is more and more attractive as the cost of travel increases. They also feel that, together, they present a more complete picture of the history and culture of the Yellowstone region.
The passport is valid through December 31, 2011.
Committed to connecting people with the Spirit of the American West, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center weaves the varied threads of the western experience—history and myth, art and Native culture, firearms technology and the nature of Yellowstone—into the rich panorama that is the American West. The Center, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is now operating its fall schedule, open daily, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. For general information, visit http://www.bbhc.org/, or call 307.587.4771.