Yellowstone National Park Explorer
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Exploration & Adventure
See a bison

Yellowstone is the only place in the United States where bison have lived continuously since prehistoric times. Yellowstone bison are exceptional because they comprise the nation’s largest bison population on public land.

Education & History
Learn the Yellowstone Safety Rules

Between the wild animals (like bears and bison) and the thermal features (hot springs and geysers), Yellowstone is actually quite a dangerous place. Follow these tips to stay safe and have a great time.

Hike to Artist Point

Artist Point is one of the marquee overlooks on the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, with an exceptional perspective of canyon’s most famous feature, the 308-foot Lower Falls.

Exploration & Adventure
Walk around Midway Geyser Basin

The Midway Geyser Basin is a section of the park containing a variety of incredible thermal features such as Grand Prismatic Spring and Excelsior Geyser.

Education & History
Visit a Visitor Center

There are 10 visitor centers and information stations throughout Yellowstone. Find one that piques your interests and learn something new.

Exploration & Adventure
Watch Old Faithful Erupt

Yellowstone's wildlife and scenery might be well-known today, but it was the unique thermal features like Old Faithful Geyser that inspired the establishment of Yellowstone as the world’s first national park in 1872.

Exploration & Adventure
Take a picture in front of the park sign

Getting a picture in front of the official National Park entry sign is a tradition dating back generations. If you don't do it, were you really here?

Hike Fairy Falls Trail to Grand Prismatic Overlook

The Fairy Falls Trail to Grand Prismatic Overlook is a 0.6 mile trail with a magnificent view of Grand Prismatic Spring. 

Exploration & Adventure
See an Elk

Elk are the most abundant large mammal found in Yellowstone and are an important species within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Education & History
Visit Old Faithful Historic District

The Old Faithful Historic District, which includes the inn and many of the surrounding buildings, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Exploration & Adventure
Visit Gibbon Falls

Gibbon Falls drops 84 feet over a remnant of the Yellowstone caldera rim. The caldera was created by a massive volcanic eruption approximately 640,000 years ago.

Food & Dining
Get Something to Eat or Drink at the "Slippery Otter"

We absolutely can't go to West Yellowstone without grabbing a meal at The Slippery Otter. It is hands-down some of the best food in town. Our staff favorite is the Jalepeño Wontons.

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