Learn more about Yellowstone National Park

Explore the amazing wonders of Yellowstone National Park. A guide to visitor centers, park regulations and the top things to know before visiting Yellowstone.

For some 150 million years geological processes, from glacial sculpting to volcanic activity, have crafted the mountains, canyons and plateaus of Yellowstone National Park. The Park’s geysers, hot springs, mudpots and steam vents are powered by volcanic forces.

It’s not like being here in person, but from your home or office Yellowstone’s live webcams are a great way to see the beauty and wildness of Wonderland each and every day.

Visitors should plan well ahead of time to secure lodging in the Yellowstone area. From the rustic and world famous Old Faithful Inn to modern hotels in the Park’s gateway communities, there are lodging options for any need.

At 2.2 million acres, Yellowstone is larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. Whether you are driving or hiking for the first or twentieth time, maps are a necessity

Old Faithful. Beehive. Grand Prismatic. Morning Glory. These are but a few of the thousands of amazing geysers and beautiful hot springs of Yellowstone that comprise the greatest collection of thermal features on planet Earth.

Set aside in 1872 as the world’s first national park, Yellowstone to many early explorers and visitors was simply known as “Wonderland.” “For the benefit and enjoyment of the people” reads the vast stone archway at the Park’s northern entrance.

Amazing geysers. Beautiful hot springs. Magnificent waterfalls. Vast wilderness. North America’s greatest display of free-roaming wildlife. Here’s where to start planning your Yellowstone adventure.

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Grizzlies. Wolves. Bison. Moose. Elk. Pronghorn. And so much more. Yellowstone is America’s Serengeti. And always remember: the animals are wild and dangerous! Maintain a proper distance as Park rules require.

7 day pass

Private, non-commercial vehicle$35
Individuals by foot, bicycle, ski, etc.$20