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Yellowstone National Park

Established in 1872 Yellowstone National Park is the first and oldest national park in the world.

Yellowstone's trademark is its geothermal wonders and its abundant wildlife. The Old Faithful Geyser is the most well-known feature among the park's 10,000 hot springs and geysers, which are remnants of volcanic activity.

Yellowstone is the core of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the largest intact temperate zone ecosystems remaining on the planet. It's often referred to as the Serengeti of North America because it is home to gray wolves, elk, deer, bison, pronghorn antelope, moose, and black and grizzly bears are among the large animals that are frequently seen.

In addition to the geothermals and wildlife, Yellowstone is teeming with adventure and fun for everyone! Take a step back in history and explore the park by horseback with rides beginning at the Canyon, Mammoth, and Roosevelt Corrals or take a stagecoach ride at Roosevelt Lodge. And finish the day up with an Old West dinner cookout. 

Are you traveling with kids? The Old Faithful Visitor Education Center has a kids’ room with a working model geyser. While there, the National Park Service Junior Ranger program  features science, art, and history projects. Students who complete the program can receive an official Junior Ranger badge!

For information regarding Yellowstone campsites click here. If you're interested in visiting Yellowstone National Park and Jackson Hole in the spring cilck here and click here for a number of recommended itineraries .

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