Places to Visit: Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park

Discover the fascinating geology of Yellowstone National Park when you travel to this, the world's first national park. Information posted on signs throughout the park make this an educational experience as well. It is well worth the trip if you are in any of the western states on your vacation. Read More

Yellowstone National Park lies in three states, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. If you are taking a vacation in the region, there is no excuse for missing a visit to one of the most beautiful and unique parks in the world. With over 3400 miles of forested wilderness, you will discover America at its best. Revel in watching wildlife in their natural habitat.

Of course you have heard of Old Faithful, but you perhaps haven't seen her incredible display. More geysers are in the upper geyser basin across the river. There are approximately four miles of boardwalks through the basin so you can safely witness the delicate features of the hot springs. You should get a pamphlet at the trailhead, so you can read about this area and its history. There are also many hiking trails and backcountry camping sites that you can take advantage of. See bears and wolves wandering the forests.

You will find a wide array of lodging and camping facilities, with nine hotels and lodges, and nine campgrounds.

To get to Yellowstone from Missoula, take I-90 east to exit 256. Follow MT-2, then right on US-287 and left on MT-287/US-287. Then right on US-191 and follow the signs.