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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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White Dome Geyser, Firehole Lake Drive

 

Photo by Alfredo De Simone

Yellowstone National Park is the crown jewel of the American park system. It's home to steaming hydrothermal features - hot springs, mudpots, fumaroles and geysers. Yellowstone National Park boasts thundering waterfalls, crystalline lakes, panoramic vistas and a remarkable diversity of wildlife. What's more, Yellowstone has a history of colorful characters. Mountain men, fortune seekers, Western Artists and Native Americans have left their mark on Yellowstone, in one way or another. Visit Old Faithful, the world's best-known geyser. Tour the travertine terraces at Mammoth Hot Springs. Hear mud pots plop at Artists Paintpots. Listen to fumaroles hiss at Roaring Mountain. Learn about thermophiles at Norris Geyser Basin. Find out what substance makes Mud Volcano so distinctive. Get a glimpse of the earth's interior at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Watch wildlife in Lamar and Hayden valleys. Soak in the Boiling River. Float the chute on the Firehole River. Ride horseback in Gardner's Hole. Go for a boat ride on Yellowstone Lake. Take a self-guided ramble on a wooden boardwalk. Hike a rarely traveled backcountry trail. Uncover history at Fort Yellowstone. View paintings by Thomas Moran at the Albright Visitor Center. Partake in a ranger-led program. Earn a junior ranger badge. And if you are visiting in winter, snowshoe and x-country ski in a group or individually. Few places in the world are as wondrous as Yellowstone.
Tourist Attractions in Yellowstone NP

Mammoth Hot Springs

Yellowstone Nat'l Park

Wyoming 82190

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Albright Visitor Center and Museum, part of the Fort Yellowstone complex, is more than an information point. In addition to the requisite maps and brochures, the center boast ...
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Museum

Norris Junction

Yellowstone Nat'l Park

Wyoming 82190

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A trip to Artists' Paint Pots rewards intrepid families with more than a peek at hot water pools. This small, often overlooked geothermal area is a great place to tour in nea ...
  • Natural Wonder
  • Walking

Old Faithful District

Yellowstone Nat'l Park

Wyoming 82190

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Biscuit Basin, named for the biscuit-like sinter mounds that once encircled Sapphire Pool, is a small thermal area just north of Old Faithful. And while the biscuit-like form ...
  • Walking
  • X-Country Skiing
  • Natural Wonder

Mammoth Hot Springs

Yellowstone Nat'l Park

Wyoming 82190

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Boiling River is an off-map must. This five-star hot tub, one of only two safe (and legal) soaks in Yellowstone, offers a fun break from family touring. Amble the paved ½-mi ...
  • Hot Springs

Yellowstone Nat'l Park

Wyoming 82190

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The swath of Yellowstone known as Canyon is a must see for families. The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is one of the most picturesque points in Yellowstone National Park. H ...
  • Wildlife
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Natural Wonder
  • Walking
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