Yellowstone National Park

One of the earliest of the American National Parks, Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872. The park is located at the corner of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. Home of the famous Old Faithful geyser, the park includes many unusual land formations and diverse wildlife.

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Where is Yellowstone National Park located?

Most of Yellowstone National Park is located in the northwest corner of Wyoming with parts of the park in eastern Idaho and southern Montana.

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How far is it from PA to Yellowstone national park?

If you go from the center of Pennsylvania to Zion National Park it's 2,001 miles, or about a 1 day 9 hour drive. Linearly, between the two is 1,700 miles.

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Where is Yellowstone?

Yellowstone national park is mostly in Wyoming, but extends into parts of Montana and Idaho. It is a nature reserve and a popular vacation spot in the United States.

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What state is Yellowstone Nation Park located in?

96% of Yellowstone National Park is located in Wyoming with 1% located in Idaho and 3% located in Montana. Yellowstone National Park covers a total of 3,742 square miles (8,987 square km).

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What three states is Yellowstone National Park located in?

Yellowstone National Park is located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. According to the National Parks Service website, it was the first national park in the United States, established in 1872.

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Why has Yellowstone been made a National Park?

Yellowstone National Park, established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872, is a national park located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. Yellowstone was the first national park in the world, and is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular features in the park. It has many types of ecosystems, but the subalpine forest is dominant.

Native Americanshave lived in the Yellowstone region for at least 11,000 years. The region was bypassed during the Lewis and Clark Expeditionin the early 19th century. Aside from visits by mountain men during the early-to-mid-19th century, organized exploration did not begin until the late 1860s. The U.S. Army was commissioned to oversee the park just after its establishment. In 1917, administration of the park was transferred to the National Park Service, which had been created the previous year. Hundreds of structures have been built and are protected for their architectural and historical significance, and researchers have examined more than 1,000 archaeological sites.

Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468.4 square miles (8,983 km2), comprising lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges. Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America and is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano on the continent. The caldera is considered an active volcano. It has erupted with tremendous force several times in the last two million years. Half of the world's geothermal features are in Yellowstone, fueled by this ongoing volcanism. Lava flows and rocks from volcanic eruptions cover most of the land area of Yellowstone. The park is the centerpiece of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest remaining, nearly intact ecosystem in the Earth's northern temperate zone.

Hundreds of species of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have been documented, including several that are either endangered or threatened. The vast forests and grasslands also include unique species of plants. Yellowstone Park is the largest and most famous megafauna location in the Continental United States. Grizzly Bears, wolves, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk live in the park. The Yellowstone Park Bison Herdis the oldest and largest public bison herd in the United States. Forest fires occur in the park each year; in the large forest fires of 1988, nearly one third of the park burnt. Yellowstone has numerous recreational opportunities, including hiking, camping, boating, fishing and sightseeing. Paved roads provide close access to the major geothermal areas as well as some of the lakes and waterfalls. During the winter, visitors often access the park by way of guided tours that use either snow coaches or snowmobile


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What state is Yellowstone National Park located in?

Yellowstone National Park is very large; it is primarily located in Wyoming, with a bit in Montana and in Idaho.

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Which states is Yellowstone National Park in?

Yellowstone National Park, established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872, is a national park located in the U.S. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho.

It was America's first National Park. For more information, please see the related link below.

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The Olson Memorial Park waterfall was a replica of what waterfall?

Brief History of Olson Rug Co. Olsonrug.com Olson Rug Co. was established in 1874. The manufacturing mill was located in Chicago at Diversey Ave. and Pulaski Road. During the War era, when raw material was scarce, people would send in their old wool rugs, rags, clothing etc. and Olson Rug would turn them into beautiful area rugs. The family-owned business was "the place" to buy rugs for many years. Alongside the factory was the renowned Olson Memorial Park. Walter E. Olson built the 22 acre park in 1935. The project took nearly six months to complete. About 800 tons of stone and 800 yards of soil were used for its construction. Approximately 3,500 perennials were planted, along with numerous species of junipers, spruces, pines, arbor-vitaes and annuals. The park consisted of a stunning rock garden, duck pond and 35-foot waterfall. Olson Park became a popular spot for family outings. During the first Sunday after its dedication, Olson Park attracted as many as 600 visitors per hour. In 1965, Olson Rug sold its building to Marshall Fields. In the 1970's the waterfall was turned off and the park dismantled to make room for a parking lot. Today Olson Rug Co. is a 17-store Chicago based chain whose main business is retail residential floor coverings. Olson Rug sells a wide variety of carpet, area rugs, wood and laminate floors, ceramic tile and vinyl. It was a replica of a waterfall at the Wisconsin vacation home of Mr. Olson. I didn't learn this until years after the park was razed. (My dad used to take us to the park to climb the falls several times a year, and always for the Injun Summer display.) In one of the patient lounge areas funded by the Olson family in Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, there was (maybe still is?) a tapestry of the original waterfall with a plaque explaining the connection.

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What is the largest geyser at Yellowstone National Park?

Old Faithful

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Can you take dogs into Yellowstone national park?

While dogs are allowed within the park boundaries there are strict regulations that limit the activities available to you. In short dogs must be on leash at all times and cannot go on trails or more than 100 feet from parking areas or campgrounds.

Yellowstone Pet Regulations:

http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/pets.htm

Unfortunately in order to fully enjoy your visit to any National Park you should either bring a dog-sitter or leave your pooch at home.

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How many acres of land in Yellowstone National Park?

Yellowstone National Park comprises: 2,219,789 acres or 3,472 square miles.

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What is the distance from Mount Rushmore to Yellowstone National Park?

The distance is approximately 500 miles to Yellowstone's east entrance. The trip takes between 8-10 hours depending on the exact route you choose.

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What is the supervolcano in Yellowstone?

The Yellowstone Caldera is the volcanic caldera in Yellowstone National Park in the United States. The caldera is located in the northwest corner of Wyoming, in which the vast majority of the park is contained. The major features of the caldera measure about 55 kilometers (34 mi) by 72 kilometers (45 mi) as determined by geological field work conducted by Bob Christiansen of the United States Geological Survey in the 1960s and 1970s. After a BBC television science program (Horizon) coined the term supervolcano in 2000, it has often been referred to as the Yellowstone Supervolcano.

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Are there any glaciers in Yellowstone park?

There aren't any glaciers in yellowstone park.

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How far is West Yellowstone Montana to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming?

Only about 70 miles to the border, about 100 miles to Jackson Lake, but it will take 2 or 3 hours to drive because of the 40mph limit, winding roads, and even longer if you stop for the sights (like Old Faithful).

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Is there an active geyser in Sequoia National Park?

No there is not.

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How far is it from San Jose CA to Yellowstone?

From San Jose to Yellowstone is 1029 miles and would take 16.5 hours to drive.

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How has the Yellowstone volcano affected people?

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How many lakes are in Yellowstone?

There is one major lake (called "Yellowstone"), three moderately sized ones (Shoshone, Lewis, and Heart), and at least twenty other bodies of water called "lakes." Check the map if you want to count them all.

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Why is Yellowstone national park so popular?

Yellowstone National Park is popular for its wildlife, geysers, and hot springs.

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How far is Billings Montana from Yellowstone park?

The driving distance from Billings, Montana to Yellowstone National Park in Montana is 171 miles via I-90 W per MapQuest. The driving time per MapQuest is 2 hours and 32 minutes.

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How many earthquakes happen every year at Yellowstone national park?

I think its 2000 or not.

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Is Yellowstone National Park considered a super volcano?

Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano.

Yellowstone is over a "hot spot" which is why there are geysers there. The hot spot blew millions of years ago leaving a caldera where the geysers are.

Yellowstone is a volcano but do not go expecting an eruption unless you can wait a few million years.

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Our First National Park was establish in 1872 which park was it?

Yellowstone National Park was first established in North America; Canada's first (and oldest) national park is the well-known "Banff National Park", located in Alberta, which was established in 1885.

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