Fishing Bridge Visitor Center9 Votes
- Address: E Entrance Rd, Cody, WY 82414, USA, United States
- Phone: +1-3073442450
- Tags: Family And Kids
Watching the fishes gleefully swimming in the lake from the rough hewn Corduroy log bridge is extremely popular among the tourists in the Fishing Bridge Visitor Center. Being a habitat and spawning area for the Cutthroat Trout, fishing is not allowed here. Coming to the museum built with stone and log, it houses the historic bird specimens by Carl Russell providing a great overview of the birds in the Yellowstone National Park region. The taxidermy of animals like the grizzly sow with its two cubs and the river otter family is the highlight of the museum. The museum seems like rising out of a rock outcrop and was built to reflect the beauty of nature.
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Fishing Bridge Visitor Center Reviews & Ratings
The visitor's center is nice to take your kids and see different kinds of wildlife that are found in and around Yellowstone. It has a nice little gift shop as well. There are also flushing toilets close by. We like to go swim and play at the "beach" just behind the visitor's center. The water is a little chilly but you can swim in it if you're never enough!
Take my kids here and tell them stories about my roudy undercarriage. Over by the tree is where I caught the bumps. Don't go there. There yonder is where the dark fellow rustled my jimmies. My belt don't fit anymore Nowadays, I just warn the wanderers about my personality
So if you're coming in from the East, you got to stop here before you hit up the General Store or anywhere else. At The Visitor Center, you're going to find the ranger station with a lot of helpful information about the park and get a Junior Ranger pack. Plus you're going to find the bookstore, Yellowstone Forever, which is the nonprofit that raises money to fund projects throughout the park. If you plan on getting any gifts anywhere in the park, you can purchase a supporter package at Yellowstone Forever and get 15% off all your gift purchases at ALL the gift stores in the park. The store is pretty small, probably 95% books, educational stuff like volcano kits (Yellowstone Park is on a super volcano), and maps and guides, but it's easy to find the things you need. Then check out the beach on Lake Yellowstone or the General Store across the street (summer 2019 construction makes it more practical to walk from here).
Great place to stop coming from the east entrance. There are bathrooms, a picnic area, and beautiful views of Yellowstone Lake. If yoy have kids, inquire at the Ranger desk about the Junior Ranger Program.
This is the visitor center that was used as a pilot for the famed "parkitecture"