Yellowstone National Park - United States

Yellowstone National Park, set aside as a national park on March 1, 1872, is located mostly in the U.S. state of Wyoming, though it also extends into Montana and Idaho. The park was the first of its kind, and is known for its wildlife and geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular areas in the park.

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mdmajeti :

What are the must see sites of Yellowstone National Park and how long does it take to see the those sites of Yellowstone?

Sapient :
"We just went a couple weeks ago. We stayed for a week, but you really need a week or two to see everything you want to see. The main roads that take you throughout Yellowstone are basically a big figure 8. So you should get a map and map out all the places you want to see so you can plan where to go on each day as getting from one side of the park to the other in one day wastes a bunch of time!!! There an interactive map area on Yellowstone's Website that tells you specifically the distance between each of the "main attractions" so to speak. The mornings and dusk are the best wildlife viewing times and mainly the Lamar and Hayden Valley's to the far north and eastern areas. Personally, I didn't think too much of Old Faithful, but its worth it to see it once. The kids liked it! I was told later in the week Norris Geyser is much bigger and better, but we never got back to that side to check it out! Not too far north of Old Faithful is an area called Firepot Falls. It doesn't tell you on the signs, but there is a swimming area there that is pretty cool (you swim right in the river) and the rangers patrol it regularly. The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone area is amazing. There are 2 waterfalls there that you can walk pretty close to and one path take you to the top of the falls so you can look over the edge. Pretty breathtaking! Tower falls (further north) was great too. The petrified tree really wasn't worth the drive. I thought it was going to be a bunch of them. It was just one tree surrounded by a fence! Mammoth Hot Springs was also pretty crazy. A must see. And that little town of Mammoth was neat too. An Elk and her calf walked right past us! Bring binoculars if you have some as a lot of the harder to find wildlife isn't right near the road. Also, there's a lot of walking when you go to the pull-offs, so wear good shoes and hats and sunscreen. We also saw a Grizzy and her cubs up near Lamar Valley. From what I read that's a pretty common area to spot them. (From the safety of your car of course!!!) They try to sell you a ton of literature to find your way around, but all we really needed was one good map and the book "Watching Yellowstone & Grand Teton Wildlife". Everything else was really a waste of money as they don't tell you about the good secret places (like Firepot falls swimming area)!!"
Angel :
"Old Faithful. It's a giant mound of dirt piled up and every hour or so hot water comes SHOOTING up from the sky!!! It's really amazing."
"you know Yellow stone is one of the world largest volcanoes FYI"
Rico :
"If you go to the following website you can read a copy of "Yellowstone Today" which is the newpaper you are given when you enter the park: "
Melinda K :

Does Yellowstone National Park run into Montana??

sunflowerme :
"Yes, I believe the very western and northern area of Yellowstone is in Montana. You can find a map of it on-line."
Mickey :
"Yes. Part of the western edge of the park is in Montana. The West Entrance to the park is in West Yellowstone, MT. The northern edge of the park is in Montana as well with the North Entrance located just south of Gardiner, MT. Check out this map of the park. It shows the state boundaries. "
D'eugenia :
"Montana is one of the three states that provide land for Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone is a fantastic travel destination for anyone who revels in nature and rambling through beautiful landscapes. In fact, one of the main entrances to the park, the West Entrance, is in Montana, as are a few of the park’s campgrounds. Many people stop in Livingston, Montana to enjoy some urban fun before heading off into the wilderness of Yellowstone."
mickkooz :

Having been to Yellowstone 2 different occasions, I find it hard to believe that with all the hot water springs around. There is nowhere to find a hotspring or a pool that is suited or made for public bathing. Can anyone tell us what the reason for this may be? answeres are coming back saying too much sulpher content etc. We here in the interior of B.C. Canada have numerous hotsprings and most of them are sulpher content and are ok for bathing. Some are too hot and are cooled by adding cold water and about a 1/3 of them are commercialized for public use the rest are used in their wild state and most are accessible by hiking to them. So I cannot see why such a vast area such as Yellowstone cannot commercialize some of this hot water for public bathing

k s :
"I don't know."
Warren D :
"It's likely because of the high sulfur content or the geothermal energy found in the hot water springs. You might get a little more of a hot bath than you bargained for if you were able to take a dip in the hot springs. You could wind up being boiled like an egg."
summer_dawn_84 :
"Possibly because the park is pretty much a super volcano. The springs might be too hot. I'm sure there is a legitimate reason for that."
nalaredneb :
"Due to poisonous gases, you do not want to go in there."
Joey R :
"You want to bathe stay home and bathe"


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Date: 2008-02-06 01:24:19

Nothing is more symolic of America more than the American Bison (well, maybe the bald eagle, too). These large, intimidating creatures were once on the verge of extinction until they were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park .

Date: 2008-02-06 01:24:19

SIX WOLF PUPS spill from their den on a hillside abloom with wildflowers in Yellowstone National Park. The pups wrestle, roll and scamper, then nuzzle their mother to nurse. Yellowstone Wolf Project Leader Doug Smith and assistant Matt Metz watch through high-powered spotting scopes from about a mile away.

Date: 2008-02-06 01:24:19

Yellowstone National Park has launched a live, streaming webcam focused on the Old Faithful area.The real-time webcam provides full motion video of Old Faithful Geyser, as well as other geysers located on Geyser Hill.

Date: 2008-02-06 01:24:19

The gray wolf has made a huge comeback thanks to our tax dollars and the reintroduction of the species back into Yellowstone National Park. Now, BushCo wants to undo all that work by allowing hunters to kill off many of these great creatures that are an important part of the ecological food chain.

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