Ventures West Inc. has a long history in the Retail Business, starting in 1915 in Yellowstone National Park as one of the first concessionaires in the countries first National Park. We have continued this history as a family owned company.
Smith & Chandler
Since 1925, Smith & Chandler has been witness to the spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and astounding geological history of Yellowstone National Park. Since the beginning it has been an integral part of the town of West Yellowstone’s western and railroad heritage. Located directly across the street from the former Union Pacific Railroad Depot, now the Yellowstone Historic Center Museum, Smith & Chandler was one of the first stops for many visitors to Yellowstone Park in the early years.
Firehole Trading Company
Ventures West Inc. bought Firehole Trading in 2014 to provide a completely different shopping experience then Smith & Chandler. Firehole Trading Company was and is a well respected retail location located a few doors down from Smith & Chandler.