Yellowstone National Park

Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is not only America's first national park but world's first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montans, and Idaho, it's known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features. Yellowstone is home to a wide variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, as well as the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. It has many types of ecosystems, but the subalpine forest is dominant.

Yellowstone Hotels & Lodges

From no-frills to lap-of-luxury.

Staying inside the park gets you closest to the things you want to see but staying in one of the gateway towns gives you more selection and amenities. Read reviews and find out more about the Rustic cabins, no frills motels, national hotel chain, ranches and resorts and that are in and near Yellowstone Park.

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Yellowstone Tours

Tour Yellowstone, Winter of Summer

There is so much to do in Yellowstone, and while you can get a great feel for the place on your own, taking a tour can get you much closer to the wildlife, or help you find the perfect fishing hole. Whether boating, hiking, or cross country skiing you can find a great selection of experienced guides to make the most of your trip to Yellowstone.

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More about the Yellowstone

Yellowstone is home to the largest concentration of mammals in the lower 48 states. Sixty-seven different mammals live here, including grizzly bears, black bears, gray wolves, wolverine, lynx, elk, bison, moose, and numerous small mammals.

Geyserland, Fairyland, Wonderland
Yellowstone’s vast collection of thermal features provides a constant reminder of the park’s recent volcanic past. Indeed, the caldera provides the setting that allows such features as Old Faithful to exist and to exist in such great concentrations.

Yellowstone National Park has several nearby museums. Anyone wishing to get a well-rounded education in all aspects of the Greater Yellowstone Area should plan to visit our museum partners while on their Yellowstone excursion. Even if it takes foul weather to send you indoors, be prepared for that rainy day by selecting museums of interest in advance.

Junior Rangers
Yellowstone National Park has an official Junior Ranger Program open to children ages 5 - 12. The goal of the program is to introduce children to the natural wonders of Yellowstone and their role in preserving them for the future.

Vacation Planning

From Restaurants to the weatherm find resources to help you plan your vacation here.

The Checklist:
1. If you are coming early or late in the season check for road cloasures due to weather. Anytime of year, be prepared for road construction.

2. Wear layers. The weather in the park can be unpredictable with large swings in temperature during the day.

3. Understand the regulations. Though they may seem tame, the wildlife is still wild. Many of the geothermal sights can also be dangerous if you don't treat them with respect.

4. When hiking be prepared for emergencies. Bring extra food, a first aid kit and water even if going for a small day hike.

5. Lodging can get expensive or not be available if you do not plan far in advance. Lodgin within the park can book up a year in advance.

6. Don't forget the camera!


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