Established on March 1, 1872, Yellowstone National Park is the first and oldest national park in the world.

Preserved within Yellowstone are Old Faithful Geyser and some 10,000 hot springs and geysers, the majority of the planet's total. These geothermal wonders are evidence of one of the world's largest active volcanoes; its last eruption created a crater or caldera that spans almost half of the park.

An outstanding mountain wildland with clean water and air, Yellowstone is home of the grizzly bear and wolf, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk. It is the core of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the largest intact temperate zone ecosystems remaining on the planet.

Seeing the sights in Yellowstone is a serious undertaking. Just seeing the highlights takes several days due to the distances involved which aren't that great but the speed limit is mostly 35 mph. So, it takes awhile to get around. Spent several lovely days camping and taking in the sights. Dinner at the pasta buffet overlooking Jackson Lake was just wonderful.