Norris, Madison, and Fishing Bridge Museums

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Norris, Madison, and Fishing Bridge Museums

The Norris, Madison, and Fishing Bridge Museums is a conglomeration of three separate "trailside museums" within Yellowstone National Park which together make up one National Historic Landmark of the United States.

The three elements are the Norris Museum, the Madison Museum, and the Fishing Bridge Museum. The Madison and Norris Museums are separated by a distance of 14 miles (23 km), while the Fishing Bridge Museum is more than 40 miles (64 km) away from the other two by road. All three were designed by architect Herbert Maier in a style that has become known as National Park Service Rustic.

A fourth museum, the Old Faithful Museum of Thermal Activity, also designed by Maier, was built at the same time. It was demolished in 1971 to make way for a new visitor center, which has itself been replaced.

The surviving museums were collectively declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

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