Welcome to the
Six Flags Yellowstone Adventure
and
North American Wildlife Safari




MOST UNIQUE ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE!

Six Flags Yellowstone Adventure has more unique adventures than any other theme park on the planet! And right next door, The North American Wildlife Safari, the largest drive-thru safari outside of Africa, is FREE with your theme park admission in 2020.



Hot, new "Summer of Festivals" series running June through August!

Ten weeks of back-to-back festivals featuring top-name talent, ethnic food, games and merchandise. Themes include Caribbean, Greek, Latin, Italian, Asian, Irish/Scottish, Mardi Gras, Celebrate America, Sports Fest and Back-to-School.

Festivals are FREE with theme park admission. See Events page for more details!




Regular Admission - $45.99 + tax
Junior (Under 54" tall) - $28.99 + tax
Senior Citizens (55+) - $28.99 + tax
Children (3 and Under) - FREE
Safari ONLY - $17.99 + tax
Parking - $10.00/day

The best way to enjoy all that Six Flags Yellowstone Adventure has to offer is to purchase a Season Pass! Visit twice and your pass has paid for itself. Visit as often as you like and stay for a few hours or spend the day.



The Yellowstone Adventure

Your Yellowstone Adventure will start in West Yellowstone with a ride to the Old Faithful Adventure Center on one of our spacious air-conditioned trams. Once you arrive at the Old Faithful Adventure Center you will have time to check into the Snow Lodge or the Old Faithful Inn. The newly constructed Old Faithful Inn has replaced the old structure that was over 100 years old. Raphael Chernovinski, renowned for his modern designs worldwide has designed the new Old Faithful Inn.

Try to imagine our spacious new visitor education center at the Old Faithful Adventure Center, featuring exhibits like these:
  • Interactive displays that describe - to all the senses - the different geothermal phenomena found in Yellowstone, from hot springs to mud pots to fumaroles to the world-famous geysers.
  • A model of the Upper Geyser Basin that recreates the previous day’s geyser activity in compressed time so that visitors may see the extent and pattern of eruptions.
  • A subterranean video of Old Faithful Geyser that describes the "plumbing" of a geyser and shows the process of an eruption.
  • There is no need to roam the geyser basins to experience the total Yellowstone experience.
The Park Service has created the beautiful, state-of-the-art education center at the Old Faithful Adventure Center to serve visitors for decades to come. This facility offers:
  • Space for traveling exhibits, so there will always be something new for repeat visitors
  • A bank of video monitors that will allow visitors to witness real-time eruptions of seldom-visited backcountry geysers.
  • A lobby designed for the visitor, with information available from interactive kiosks and uniformed Park Service ranger-naturalists. Kiosks will also be linked to lodging reservation centers, and geyser eruption predictions will be available both in the visitor center and in other locations throughout the area.
  • Classroom facilities where school groups - including Yellowstone Association Institute classes! - can meet to broaden their educational experiences in Yellowstone.


The North American Wildlife Safari

Your North American Wildlife Safari will start in West Yellowstone with a ride to the Old Faithful Visitor Center on one of our spacious air-conditioned trams. You will board your tour bus at the Old Faithful Visitor Center and then travel around the southern loop to the Hayden Valley. From the Hayden valley you will cross the Dunraven Pass on your way to the Lamar Valley.

The North American Wildlife Safari is the world's largest guided Safari outside Africa. This year when you purchase a theme park admission ticket you'll receive the Safari FREE. On your drive you will encounter native North American animals roaming freely in the park. Get up close to wolves, bears, elk and bison on your 200-mile guided voyage. Have your camera ready when our curious wolves and bears come right up to your tour bus.

ANIMALS EAGERLY ANTICIPATE SPRING AT THE NORTH AMERICAN WILDLIFE SAFARI

A visit to the North American Wildlife Safari is one of the most enthralling, amazing and educational theme parks in existence. During the 2020 season when you purchase a theme park ticket, admission into the North American Wildlife Safari is FREE! The unique 200-mile guided tour makes it completely different from a visit to the zoo, as animals can walk right up to your tour bus for an up-close and personal experience. For the animals that make their home on the 2 million-acre, totally enclosed wildlife preserve, each season brings many changes both biologically and environmentally.

During the five-month respite between operating seasons, the animals reside in their heated "winter barns" for warmth and safety. Even animals such as the elk have indoor facilities, and the Coyote Barn is the largest of all the winter quarters. Despite being inside, the Safari staff observes the animals developing their winter coats and other natural biological changes. "All animals with fur experience thicker winter coats" said Karen Yuchinski, the Safari's veterinary technician and education coordinator.

For some Safari animals, little changes from summer to winter. Black and grizzly bears, for example, do not require heated housing and instead "den" (cave-like, secure area) themselves. In the den, they experience a metabolic slowdown, to conserve energy. This is especially important for expectant mothers who separate from the males to give birth in their den. Seventeen different species of waterfowl, including resident birds and migratory birds, also stay outside in their ponds, maintaining their territory.

As part of their year-round animal care program, the Safari staff pays particular attention to parasite control and vaccinations due to the change of seasons and different methods of feeding. We take special care to ensure that the bison get their annual brucellosis booster shots during this period. This extra medical care ensures that all animals, especially those on the endangered list, live long, healthy lives.

As park opening approaches, the Safari staff begins their "release program." The animals, which were separated by species throughout the winter, are released in herds and mixed with other species in their respective sections of the park. At this time the staff observes the animals adjusting to their new locations and new diet, consisting of fresh, new grass and less grain.

Spring is also a time for birth and the introduction of babies to the Safari. This season, Guests will see six adorable grizzlies, covered in fuzzy, thick hair, a plethora of feisty and active elk babies, cuddly wolf puppies, born within two weeks of each other in late March/early May.

Spring is also an important time for education. Mothers can be seen teaching vital skills to their young, such as survival techniques. Mother bears will teach their cubs to climb trees for safety. Mother and father swans often teach their cygnets (babies) that safety comes by keeping one parent on shore, while the other attends to the cygnets in the water. Antelope parents teach the importance of speed and of staying close to the herd, and adopt a behavior where they relax by sitting in a circle, heads facing outward and eyes alert. Observing these behaviors is an important and exciting educational opportunity for Guests who visit the Safari.

The Safari animals seem to anticipate the park's opening as much as its staff. Approximately one week prior to opening, "the animals, seeing the increase in human activity, begin moving closer to the road and hanging around. It seems clear to us that they are waiting for the Guests to come through," Yuchinski concluded.

The best way to enjoy the Safari again and again is to purchase a Season Pass. For general information, operating hours and additional season pass information, check out our web site.



World Class Fishing at the Lake Harbor and Marina

Your visit to the Lake Harbor and Marina will start in West Yellowstone with a ride to the Old Faithful Visitor Center on one of our spacious air-conditioned trams. You will board your tour bus at the Old Faithful Visitor Center and then travel around the southern loop to the Lake Harbor and Marina. Once you arrive at the Lake Harbor and Marina, you will have time to check into the Lake Hotel. The newly constructed Lake Hotel has replaced the old structure that was over 100 years old. George McDavids, renowned for his modern designs worldwide, has designed the new Lake Hotel to go with the modern motif of the park.

During your stay at the Lake Harbor and Marina, you will have your choice of World Class trout fishing. You can rent one of the many guided charter boats and fish in Yellowstone Lake for record setting Lake Trout. Or you can take one of our tour busses to the Yellowstone River and fish for record setting Cutthroat Trout. The Yellowstone River is stocked with trophy sized cutthroat trout every week so our guests are sure to leave with a full creel.

After your day of fishing, you can bring your catch back to the Lake Hotel. Our chef will gladly prepare your catch for your evening meal.



See the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River

Your visit to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River will start in West Yellowstone with a ride to the Old Faithful Visitor Center on one of our spacious air-conditioned trams. You will board your tour bus at the Old Faithful Visitor Center and then travel around the southern loop to the Canyon Visitor Center. You can also take a tour bus from the Lake Harbor and Marina.



While visiting the Canyon Area, you will have the opportunity to cross the canyon in our Arial Tram. The opportunities to take pictures of the Lower Falls from the tram are fantastic. The views are unsurpassed. While on the other side of the canyon, you will have the opportunity to take the elevator half way down the canyon for a great view of the Upper Falls.



Visit the West Thumb Gardens and Hot Springs

Your visit to the West Thumb Gardens and Hot Springs will start in West Yellowstone with a ride to the Old Faithful Visitor Center on one of our spacious air-conditioned trams. You will board your tour bus at the Old Faithful Visitor Center and then travel around the southern loop to the West Thumb Gardens and Hot Springs.

The West Thumb Gardens and Hot Springs are first and foremost a scientific institution, dedicated to the pursuit of research of the highest quality on the systematics and biology of plants. This research, which underpins other plant science and conservation, is made possible by the Garden's internationally important collections of living and preserved plants, indigenous to the American Rocky Mountain area.

In addition to its scientific role, The West Thumb Gardens and Hot Springs are also a major tourist attraction, providing inspiration, relaxation and pleasure to visitors from all over the world. Another important aspect of the Garden's work is education, it embraces everyone from casual visitors to botany students, and from small children to senior citizens. Much of the education program has a conservation slant and is designed for schools and the general public, but the Garden is also involved with formal education, including teaching and supervision of horticultural and postgraduate botanical research students.



Areas Closed to the Public

This year, as in the past, the Norris Geyser Basin will be closed to the public. This is due to the on-going harvest of thermophiles used in industrial research. This program has been an integral part of the park's function since its inception in 1998. The rewards of this research can be seen in the development of new compounds that enhance everyone's lifestyle.

In addition, there will be no access to the park from the south, east and northeast entrances. Private vehicular traffic has been banned from the park starting in January, 2020. Access to the Administrative facility is still available from the north entrance, but the use of private vehicles is allowed only as far as Mammoth.