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Yellowstone National Park

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

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.

Learn more on Wikipedia.

Airports Nearby

Jackson Hole Airport (JAC)
Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA)
Yellowstone Airport (WYS)
Casper-Natrona County International Airport (CPR)
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN)

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

Some centers open seasonally. Check for accurate open hours.

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

Weather Averages

(In Farenheit. Source: NOAA)

* Distances and travel times are calculated to center of the park.