As one of the most popular entrances into the great Yellowstone National Park, Gardiner is a special little town. It serves as a true basecamp to adventure while hosting travelers from all over the world who have come to Montana to enter the park. Founded in 1880, the town is home to only 875 residents and boasts a certain “end of the road” atmosphere as it sits on the outskirts of Yellowstone. Stopping here means getting a taste of a true western town. It’s devoid of result culture that so often accompanies attractions like Yellowstone and is instead a loveable one-horse town—the quaint dot on the map before the park.