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Yellowstone National Park

Location
Wyoming, Montana, Idaho
Formed
March 1, 1872
Area
2,219,790.71 acres
(8,983.2 km2)
Visitors in 2017
4,116,524

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

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

Airports Nearby

Jackson Hole Airport (JAC)
70.2 mi / 1 hour 36 mins
Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA)
174 mi / 3 hours 50 mins
Yellowstone Airport (WYS)
207 mi / 4 hours 14 mins
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN)
295 mi / 5 hours 52 mins
Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD)
313 mi / 5 hours 30 mins

Towns Nearby

Jackson Hole
68.4 mi / 1 hour 32 mins
Jackson
78.0 mi / 1 hour 46 mins
Island Park
177 mi / 3 hours 41 mins
West Yellowstone
205 mi / 4 hours 10 mins
Cody
315 mi / 5 hours 33 mins
Gardiner
370 mi / 7 hours 8 mins
Cooke City-Silver Gate
426 mi / 8 hours 43 mins

Weather Averages

(In Farenheit. Source: NOAA)

* Distances and travel times are calculated to Grant Visitor Center.