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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Park

Yellowstone National Park

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Grizzly bear sow and cubs, Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park is one of the most amazing places on the planet, and is indeed one of America's most famous icons.  Created in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is the world's first national park. And to put this in perspective, Yellowstone Park was created 4 years before Custer's Last Stand at the Battle of the Little Bighorn!  This magical wonderland sprawls over 2 million acres in the Great American West, and is one of America's most valued treasures.

Having more than 10,000 hydrothermal features, Yellowstone National Park is home to approximately 50% of the entire world's hydrothermal features. Among these are the largest and most varied on the earth, such as Steamboat Geyser in the Norris Geyser Basin, or Grand Prismatic Spring in the Midway Geyser Basin.
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Lower Falls, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park.

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Rare photo is of a grizzly sow with four cubs in Yellowstone Park

Yellowstone National Park is also home to an amazing and diverse assortment of animals and plants, having over 65 species of mammals, more than 1,000 species of native flowering plants and several hundred types of birds. It is also where the native Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout continues to thrive, as well as many other types of fish, reptiles and amphibians.

All of this living diversity in Yellowstone National Park is surrounded by an incredibly beautiful landscape of inspiring mountains, valleys and canyons, as well as countless crystal clear lakes, rivers, streams and waterfalls.  There is no place like it on earth, and its YOURS to cherish and enjoy!

An American Tradition

Yellowstone National Park represents the true essence of America.  It is where generations of families have traveled for their family vacations for the last 100+ years.  It represents all that is good, simple and beautiful, and that is why not only millions of Americans keep flocking to Yellowstone National Park every year, but also millions of people all around the world.

Yellowstone National Park is "America's Home", and its doors are always open to welcome you back, no matter who you are or where you come from.

In this modern world that seems to be always changing, time seems to stand still in Yellowstone National Park.  Many things you remember as a child during your first visit here will still look the same today, such as the world famous Old Faithful Inn, or Madison Campground, or Artist's Point at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.  Even the smell of the pine trees and the geysers remain unchanged for your next visit to Yellowstone Park, and it will seem to you that you never left.  Yellowstone Park is a place of solitude and grandeur, and was set aside over 135 years ago for you and your family to discover and relish.

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Grizzly Bear walking through Black Sand Geyser Basin, Yellowstone Park.

Vacationing in Yellowstone Park

Yellowstone National Park is one of the largest national parks in the lower 48 states, which means there is a lot of area to cover on your vacation here.  What makes it all possible is the brilliant road system that has been in place for nearly 100 years. These roads take you to the most famous and popular places in Yellowstone Park.  

Now of course there are hundreds of miles of off-road hiking trails for you to someday discover if that's something that interests you (which will also be included on this website), but before you do that, we strongly recommend that you first drive these roads throughout Yellowstone National Park and see ALL of the famous features Yellowstone has to offer. (And by the way, you'll get plenty of exercise walking along the many miles of boardwalks throughout all of Yellowstone Park's geyser basins!)  You could literally spend a lifetime driving the roads of Yellowstone National Park, and every time you drive them you'll see something new.  Yellowstone Park is indeed a place of endless magic and beauty, and you will never be able to discover it all, but we must admit it sure is fun trying!

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        Grizzly bear cubs near Norris Junction, Yellowstone National Park.

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   Elk walking through Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park.

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Grizzly Bear near Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park.

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Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park.

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Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park.
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Black bear cub near Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

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Gray Wolf roaming the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park.

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Excelsior Geyser Crater, Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park.

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River otter along Yellowstone LakeYellowstone National Park.

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Bugling bull elk near Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park.

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