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Yellowstone National Park

Wyoming, Montana, Idaho
Visitors in 2017
March 1, 1872
2,219,790.71 acres
(8,983.2 km2)

Yellowstone National Park is a national park located in the U.S. states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone was the first national park in the U.S. and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world. The park is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful geyser, one of its most popular features. It has many types of ecosystems, but the subalpine forest is the most abundant. It is part of the South Central Rockies forests ecoregion.

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Visitor Centers

West Thumb - Information Station
Grant Visitor Center
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center
Fishing Bridge Visitor Center
Madison Information Station
Canyon Visitor Education Center
Norris Geyser Basin Museum
West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center
Albright Visitor Center

Top Attractions

Tower Fall
Grand Prismatic Spring
West Thumb Geyser Basin Trail
Old Faithful
Roosevelt Arch
Old Faithful Geyser
Grand Prismatic Spring
Norris Geyser Basin
Hayden Valley
Yellowstone Lake
Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley


Airports Nearby

Yellowstone Airport
51.5 mi / 1 hour 28 mins
Jackson Hole Airport
72.2 mi / 1 hour 38 mins
Yellowstone Regional Airport
99.6 mi / 2 hours 14 mins
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
139 mi / 3 hours 5 mins
Idaho Falls Regional Airport
163 mi / 3 hours 21 mins

Towns Nearby

West Yellowstone
49.3 mi / 1 hour 24 mins
Jackson Hole
70.4 mi / 1 hour 35 mins
72.5 mi / 1 hour 57 mins
Island Park
77.5 mi / 1 hour 53 mins
80.0 mi / 1 hour 46 mins
Cooke City-Silver Gate
85.8 mi / 2 hours 21 mins
97.0 mi / 2 hours 9 mins


55.2 mi / 1 hour 27 mins

* Distance and travel time is calculated to the center of the park.