Yellowstone National Park is an American treasure that is regaled for its beauty and its conservation efforts. The park is an example of what the American landscape looked like before the mass development of the country and it is a location which is dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the American wilds and the continuation of the wildlife that is native to the area—including wolves, bears, eagles, elk, bison and salmon.
Yellowstone National Park is primarily located in the state of Wyoming but its vast property extends into Montana and Idaho. Overall, the park spans 3,468 square miles! It is regarded as being the world’s first national park which has officially been in existence since March 1, 1872. The area was actually established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by the then-President Ulysses S. Grant. Aside from its wildlife, the park has many ecosystems and even houses the “Old Faithful Geyser,” mountain ranges, rivers, canyons, and Yellowstone Lake which is one of the biggest high-altitude lakes in North America. Furthermore, Yellowstone National Park is home to the “Yellowstone Caldera” which is considered to be the largest supervolcano on the continent (and most scientists believe that it is still active).
Although Yellowstone National Park was officially declared by the American government less than 200 years ago, Native Americans have lived in the area for roughly 11,000 years. It has survived forest fires and extremely cold and icy temperatures. Presently, it is a hot spot for tourism and remains one of the best known locations in the entire United States of America. Below is a list of five things that are associated with Yellowstone National Park.