Yellowstone National Park - Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is the world's first National Park, also the largest in the United States. Yellowstone was designated the world's first national park on March 1, 1872, with the area remaining largely in the same natural state as it was more than 123 years ago.Yellowstone contains more than 2.2 million acres of steaming geysers, thundering waterfalls, crystalline lakes, and panoramic vistas. The world's most extensive area of geyser activity, harboring more than 10,000 thermal features. Yellowstone is the greatest wildlife sanctuary in the United States, encompassing 3,472 square miles of wondrous beauty.Every visitor is welcome to share the natural phenomena, and enjoy its pristine loveliness, so generously lavished over mountains, forests, meadows, streams, and lakes.The Yellowstone National Park Museums feature cultural artifacts and natural history specimens relating to the history and management of Yellowstone National Park. The collections include an 80,000-image photograph archives, fine arts, archaeological objects, historic artifacts relating to the Army administration of Yellowstone and the history of the national park ranger, historic vehicles and furnishings, an herbarium, and biological, geological and paleontological collections.The Research Library contains 10,000 volumes covering all aspects of the Park and is history, 150 linear feet of vertical files, 2,000 manuscripts and a rare books collection.For additional travel information contact one of Montana's gateway communities:North EntranceGardiner Chamber of Commerce222 Park StreetP.O. Box 81Gardiner, MT 59030406-848-7971406-848-2446 Northeast EntranceCooke City/Silver Gate Chamber of CommerceP.O. Box 1071Cooke City, MT 59020406-838-2495 West EntranceWest Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce30 Yellowstone AvenueP.O. Box 458West Yellowstone, MT

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Phone: 307-344-7381

Three of the five entrances to Yellowstone National Park are located in Montana. Enter the park from Gardiner on US Highway 89 (North Entrance is open year-round to auto traffic), Cooke City/Silver Gate via the Beartooth Highway (US 212), or West Yellowstone at the junction of US 191/287 and 20.

Early spring - Early NovemberPark closes early November to vehicles, reopens mid-December to mid-March or April for Nordic skiers and snowmobilers. (North Entrance is open year-round to auto traffic. Park service charges an entry fee year-round.

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