Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872 by U.S. Congress and President Ulysses S. Grant.It is located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. This gorgeous and amazing national park is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, bison, wolves, and elk.
Yellowstone National Park encompasses a number of incredible natural phenomenon’s such as Old Faithful, which is visited each year by thousands of tourists. The park also sports a remarkable collection of unique geysers and hot springs, as well as the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
There is a vast amount of age-old lore associated with Yellowstone National Park and the park is surrounded with historical museums filled with many artifacts from the past. One of the fascinating stories is about the Shoshone Indians, who once lived in the mountains of Yellowstone. They chose to use dogs instead of horses to transport food, hides, and provisions. They were known as the “Sheep Eaters” or Tukudika and they lived in Yellowstone during the 1880’s.
You can learn many such stories about the history of Yellowstone by visiting some of the museums inside or surrounding the park. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is widely regarded as America’s finest western museum. It is located in Cody, Wyoming, 52 miles from the park’s East Gate. The Center features a library and five internationally acclaimed museums.
Inside the park and surrounding it, tourists will find so many relaxing and fun things to do that you’ll need a whole month to do them all. There are a wide variety of places to rent bicycles and boats. Plus there are places that will take you on one or two hour hikes through the park. Yellowstone offers horseback and llama riding. These areavailable at Mammoth, Tower-Roosevelt, and Canyon. Advance reservations are recommended.
If you aren’t too sure about horseback or llama riding, you can go on a fun-filled wagon ride that eventually ends up a cookout site where the wagoneers will prepare a steak dinner for their guests. This is sure to be a memorable experience and a delicious meal. Imagine the smell of black coffee and steaks cooking around an open campfire under the beautiful skies of Yellowstone National Park.
If you’re looking for cabins in west Yellowstone to stay at, Yellowstone Holiday will be the perfect place for you! It’s at the best location and right next to Hebgen Lake. They even offer west Yellowstone RV parks that are available. They have just about everything to make the whole family happy.
Advance reservations are not needed to enter the park. Annual or Lifetime Passes are also available. The entrance fee is $25 for a private, noncommercial vehicle; $20 for each snowmobile or motorcycle; or $12 for each visitor 16 and older entering on foot. This fee provides you with a 7-day entrance permit for both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Don’t forget your camera!