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Yellowstone National Park is one of the top tourist destinations in the United States. Every year, thousands of tourists travel from far and wide to have an up close and personal view of the breathtaking landmarks and attractions in this gorgeous national park. Widely believed to be the first national park in the world, Yellowstone is famous for its wildlife and unique geothermal features such as the Old Faithful Geyser – which erupts every 90 minutes – an attraction that magnets thousands of tourists every year.

Hundreds of different species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians live on the Yellowstone National Park. Even some endangered species can still be found on this popular park. Animals commonly seen in different sections of the park include wolves, bison, grizzly bear, coyote, mountain lion, and elk. It is worthy to note that that Yellowstone National Park has the oldest publicly owned bison herd in the United States.

Yellowstone National Park is part of the South Central Rockies forest eco-region. Although different types of ecosystems can be found in this park, the subalpine forest is most copious. The Yellowstone region has been the home of Native Americans for about 11,000 years.

Although the Yellowstone National Park extends into Montana and Idaho, the park is mainly located in Wyoming. This beautiful park covers an area of 3,468.4 square miles, which comprises of rivers, lakes, canyons, and mountain ranges. Yellowstone hosts some of the most amazing natural landmarks on the planet. The Yellowstone Lake, the Yellowstone Caldera, the Grand Prismatic Pool and the Old Faithful Geyser are some of the astounding natural features and Yellowstone Lake is among the largest high-altitude lakes in the North America.

Yellowstone National Park houses half of the geothermal features in the world. Lava and rock debris from volcanic eruptions can be seen in most of the landscapes of this national park. The Yellowstone Caldera – which is still considered as an active volcano – is the largest volcano in North America.

Ever since the Yellowstone National park was designated as a national park on March 1, 1972, it has become a cherished part of Wyoming landscape. Pure and unspoiled, this national park provides an insight of what the North America Continent was like during pre-historical times. A living museum of the pre-historic North America continent.

Our favorite activity:

Kayaking on the Yellowstone Lake

Why we love it:

Kayaking on the Yellowstone Lake is the best way to get close to the numerous wonders of nature found in Yellowstone such as the smoking geysers, the bubbling mud pots, and the hot springs.

Tip:

Use the services of a tour guide to give you an insight into what is happening underneath the earth surface as you paddle your way to have a close view of the smoking geysers, the bubbling mud pots, and the hot springs.