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Yellowstone’s 150th Anniversary

150 Years of Inspiration

2022 marks the 150th Anniversary of the establishment of Yellowstone as the first national park. Yellowstone inspired and supported indigenous cultures long before it became a park. Both prior to its becoming a national park, and in the time since, Yellowstone continues to inspire art, music, literature, science, and a conservation movement that led to other national parks in America and around the world. We are proud to provide visitor services in this special place during such a notable milestone year.

As part of the anniversary commemoration, Xanterra will be hosting a public event on May 6, coinciding with the summer season opening of the Old Faithful Inn. The tentative schedule* is as follows:

150th Anniversary Event*

May 6, 2022 Old Faithful Inn Lobby

11:00 a.m. Remarks from NPS and Xanterra representatives
Following the remarks:


Native American Art Exhibit and Marketplace opens (the Exhibit and Marketplace will be open through the weekend) including Traci Rabbit, D.G. House, Scott Frazier, Peter Ray James, and Robert Martinez.

Free Historic Yellow Bus Tours of Old Faithful historic district (May 6 only)

Free walking tours of the Old Faithful Inn

*Times are subject to change