Visiting Yellowstone

When one thinks about visiting a National Park in the United States, Yellowstone National Park inevitably comes to mind. Yellowstone is America's premier National Park with so many natural wonders to offer its visitors, that a guest can spend days doing nothing but exploring. Created in 1872, Yellowstone is the oldest National Park in the United States drawing well over three million visitors annually. This magnificent park is located in the northwest corner of Wyoming.

Yellowstone is probably most famous for its thermal geyser, "Old Faithful" but this park also has many other breathtaking views to offer its many visitors. The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is one of the most beautiful sights in the park. The Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon, at 308 feet high offers some fantastic photographing opportunities.

For a great view of the Yellowstone River as well as some wildlife, the Hayden Valley is another must see area of the park. The Hayden Valley is located in central Yellowstone and offers guests the opportunity to see herds of bison, and elk.

Mammoth Hot Springs is the oldest part of the park and features some of the original buildings from when Yellowstone was operated by the military in the latter part of the 19th Century. At Mammoth Hot Springs  you will find historical and wildlife exhibits as well as the magnificent Mammoth Hot Springs Terrace.

Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest mountain lakes in America and is absolutely one of the most beautiful. Across the unbelievably blue waters of Yellowstone Lake is a vista of snowcapped mountain ranges that make a wonderful backdrop for a day of fishing.

For those who love to view wildlife, Lamar Valley is a spot you will not want to miss while visiting Yellowstone. Lamar Valley is home to bison, elk, coyote and wolf; in this valley you may even have a chance at spotting a grizzly bear. Another must see stop is Tower Falls. This is a very popular stop for tourists to Yellowstone; it is located behind the General Store with a viewing point just a short distance away.

With so many interesting geological masterpieces to see and experience you will want to spend as many days at Yellowstone as possible; this is easy with so many amenities available to tourists of today today. Accommodations in Yellowstone National Park include tent camping, RV parking, rustic cabins and luxurious lodges. No matter what your taste is you should have no problem finding it at this park.  You will easily find groceries available at the general store as well as Yellowstone gifts, but if you like things a little more on the relaxed side, try one of the many fantastic eating establishments offered at the park.

During the summer season, getting reservations at Yellowstone can be very difficult; so if you plan to visit during this time it is recommended that you make your reservations well ahead of time.

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