Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wednesday in Wyoming -- September 11, 2013

If you're looking for a unique and historic way to tour Yellowstone, this might be for you.  A few years ago, the park reintroduced its iconic buses.  They weren't the first form of public transportation. That honor goes to horse-drawn carriages, also yellow.  These vehicles, which are now called the Historic Yellow Buses, take visitors on tours of various parts of the park.

As you probably guessed from the shape, the buses are definitely historic.  They were built between 1936 and 1938.  Fortunately you don't have to worry about cracked leather or any of the other problems you might associate with vehicles of that age.  They've been restored, and unlike school or commercial buses, they have multiple doors, making it easier for riders to get on and off.  To add to the fun, there's a soft top that rolls back so riders can get better views of wildlife and geysers and everything that makes Yellowstone so special.

I have to admit that I haven't ridden in one, but it's time for me to schedule another trip to Yellowstone, and this time I just might ride in one of the yellow buses.


  1. What a fun idea for a tour bus! I like the way they look.

  2. And they're undoubtedly more comfortable than the school buses that I took through Denali Park. Of course, the Denali buses were free, and these are not.