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Roosevelt Arch
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Roosevelt Arch

Get a glimpse into the park’s quaint past and make your way under this arch, as horse-drawn carriages did more than a century ago.

Roosevelt Arch is a gateway that serves as the northern entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The arch is named after President Theodore Roosevelt, who laid the cornerstone of its construction in a grand opening ceremony in 1903. Capture photos of family members and friends standing beneath this iconic and historic stone archway for a sense of its sheer size.

Read the plaque that marks the upper part of the arch, stating, “For the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” Spot the wooden doors on the pillars of the archway. The structure is 50 feet (15 meters) tall and each tower is 12 feet (3.7 meters) wide.

Enjoy the views of Yellowstone National Park’s famous verdant hills and mountains that form a picturesque backdrop to the gateway. Relax in this peaceful part of the world, away from the bustle of city life. Bring supplies for a picnic in Arch Park, which is adjacent to the archway. The small park has a few trees and picnic tables.

Rent a car to enter through the gateway and explore vast Yellowstone National Park. Among the nearest highlights as you head south is the spectacular Mammoth Hot Springs.

Consider the history of the arch, which was built as an entrance for visitors who arrived via the newly installed railway in 1903. They passed through the gate on horse-drawn carriages. The cornerstone laid by Roosevelt contains a time capsule featuring local newspapers, a Bible and a photo of the president himself.

Pay a fee for a week-long pass. The gate is open year-round and is the only way to reach the park’s northeastern part in winter.

Roosevelt Arch is the northern entrance to Yellowstone National Park. It is a 10-minute walk south from the Yellowstone River. See other nearby attractions, including the Yellowstone Heritage and Research Center, the Gardiner Market and the Gardiner Baptist Fellowship church.

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Absaroka Lodge
Absaroka Lodge
2 out of 5
310 Scott Street West, Gardiner, MT
The price is $110 per night from Apr 17 to Apr 18
Situated in a regional park, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Roosevelt Arch and Yellowstone National Park North Entrance. Yellowstone National Park ...
4.3/5Excellent! (664 reviews)
"Basic room, 2 comfortable queen beds, kitchenette and kitchen area table and chairs, and a wonderful view of the river. Quiet at this time of year, all was very good."

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Absaroka Lodge
The Roosevelt Hotel - Yellowstone
The Roosevelt Hotel - Yellowstone
2.5 out of 5
1014 Scott St. West, Gardiner, MT
The price is $195 per night from May 15 to May 16
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Roosevelt Arch and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Yellowstone National Park North Entrance. Yellowstone National ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (390 reviews)
"It is new, great room with great beds, linnen, towels, etc. goid coffee and that's it. Suer clean but just a room to sleep 😀"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

The Roosevelt Hotel - Yellowstone
Yellowstone Village Inn and Suites
Yellowstone Village Inn and Suites
2.5 out of 5
1102 Scott St W, Gardiner, MT
The price is $155 per night from Apr 17 to Apr 18
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Roosevelt Arch and within 6 mi (10 km) of Gallatin National Forest and Electric Peak. Beaver Ponds ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (23 reviews)
Great location and service
"Convenient location, about a mile to the north entrance of the park. The hotel is kinda old but maintained well and clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I will start here again."

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Yellowstone Village Inn and Suites
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Absaroka Lodge
Absaroka Lodge
2 out of 5
310 Scott Street West, Gardiner, MT
The price is $110 per night from Apr 17 to Apr 18
Absaroka Lodge
The Roosevelt Hotel - Yellowstone
The Roosevelt Hotel - Yellowstone
2.5 out of 5
1014 Scott St. West, Gardiner, MT
The price is $195 per night from May 15 to May 16
The Roosevelt Hotel - Yellowstone
Yellowstone Village Inn and Suites
Yellowstone Village Inn and Suites
2.5 out of 5
1102 Scott St W, Gardiner, MT
The price is $155 per night from Apr 17 to Apr 18
Yellowstone Village Inn and Suites
Super 8 by Wyndham Gardiner/Yellowstone Park Area
Super 8 by Wyndham Gardiner/Yellowstone Park Area
2 out of 5
702 Scott St. West, Hwy 89/ PO Box 739, Gardiner, MT
The price is $118 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Super 8 by Wyndham Gardiner/Yellowstone Park Area
Yellowstone Riverside Cottages
Yellowstone Riverside Cottages
2.5 out of 5
521 Scott St W, Gardiner, MT
The price is $114 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Yellowstone Riverside Cottages
Park Hotel Yellowstone
Park Hotel Yellowstone
2.5 out of 5
107 Main Street, Gardiner, MT
The price is $100 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
Park Hotel Yellowstone
The Ridgeline Hotel at Yellowstone, Ascend Hotel Collection
The Ridgeline Hotel at Yellowstone, Ascend Hotel Collection
2.5 out of 5
905 Scott Street W, Gardiner, MT
The price is $109 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
The Ridgeline Hotel at Yellowstone, Ascend Hotel Collection
406 Lodge
406 Lodge
2.5 out of 5
204 3rd St South, Gardiner, MT
The price is $166 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
406 Lodge
Yellowstone Big Rock Inn
Yellowstone Big Rock Inn
2 out of 5
902 Scott St, Gardiner, MT
The price is $150 per night from May 1 to May 2
Yellowstone Big Rock Inn
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