Yellowstone National Park Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Yellowstone National Park

Firehole River

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Like many other places in Yellowstone, the Firehole River is a scenic spot that lives up to its dramatic name. As it meanders north for 21 miles (34 kilometers) to join with the Madison River, the ...  Read more

Black Sand Basin

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Black Sand Basin is a section of the Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. Though small, it is packed with exceptional thermal features like geysers, colorful pools, and hot springs, and ...  Read more

Castle Geyser

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In 1870, when members of the Washburn Expedition happened upon this Yellowstone geyser, they noted that the shape and structure of the crater resembled a castle’s tower. Since then, much of that ...  Read more

Fountain Paint Pot

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While the wildlife, geysers, and mountainous landscape are reasons enough to visit Yellowstone, it’s the hypnotic coloring of the hot springs and ground that make it exceptionally unique. Here at the ...  Read more

Grand Loop Road

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A drive along Yellowstone National Park’s 142-mile long (228 kilometer) Grand Loop Road takes you past most of the park’s major attractions. Cruise along the figure-eight-shaped road for a ...  Read more

Grand Prismatic Spring

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Grand Prismatic Spring is not only the largest hot spring in Yellowstone National Park, but one of the largest in all of North America. More than its size though, the spring is famous for its colors ...  Read more

Hayden Valley

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Named after Dr. Ferdinand Hayden—whose geological survey in 1871 helped Yellowstone become a national park—the Hayden Valley is one of Yellowstone’s most popular places to view wildlife. Here, in a ...  Read more

Lamar Valley

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Aside from the geysers, volcanic formations, and spectacular natural scenery, high atop everyone’s Yellowstone list is seeing animals in the wild. After all, Yellowstone is one of North America’s ...  Read more

Mammoth Hot Springs

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Even though Mammoth Hot Springs are outside of Yellowstone’s caldera valley, the sheer amount of volcanic energy has spilled through porous, subterranean passageways to Yellowstone’s northwestern ...  Read more

Mud Volcano Area

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There was once a time in the 19th century when you could hear Yellowstone’s mud volcano from over a half mile away. Today, however, the volcano has calmed to a crater of bubbling mud—which in itself ...  Read more

Norris Geyser Basin

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Here in Yellowstone’s Norris Geyser Basin, there’s a notable stench of fresh sulphur that wafts on the crisp mountain air. That’s because the geysers here are some of the hottest within Yellowstone ...  Read more

Old Faithful

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Named for its frequent and predictable eruptions, Old Faithful is the gold standard of geysers and the star attraction of Yellowstone National Park. The steaming, multicolored pool puts on a show ...  Read more

Petrified Tree

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While it’s hard to believe from looking at Yellowstone’s eruptive landscape today, there was once a time when this corner of Wyoming was covered in towering trees. Much like the Redwoods of ...  Read more

Upper Falls

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Of all Yellowstone National Park’s waterfalls, the Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River are possibly the most underrated. At a thundering height of 109 feet (33 meters), the Upper Falls are an ...  Read more

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