Mammoth Hot Springs - Yellowstone National Park

Top 10 Things to See in Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872, is one of America’s oldest and most beautiful national parks open to the public. The park uniquely spans three states: Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Yellowstone features a depth of biodiversity that makes preservation of this global treasure a high priority. Visitors to Yellowstone National Park often see large mammalian wildlife like grizzly bears and elk roaming among lively streams, spectacular waterfalls, and mysterious petrified forests. Here are the top 10 places to visit in and around Yellowstone National Park.

1. Old Faithful Geyser

Yellowstone National Park has over 500 geysers, and the most famous one in the park is Old Faithful located in Wyoming. Old Faithful got its name because of its consistent eruptions that happen daily with nearly 90 percent accuracy. When the underground hot spring that feeds Old Faithful experiences the height of heated pressure, the geyser erupts spewing out water and steam at over 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Old Faithful Geyser

2. Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs in Wyoming, which features a large complex of hot springs streaming over beautiful, rugged travertine terrace steps, has probably been the inspiration of many spa style bathrooms. However, visitors may only tour and view the amazing hot springs from a distance because the boiling hot spring water does not lend itself to a hot tub soak.

Mammoth Terraces
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