Explore Yellowstone National Park

It was the world’s first national park and is one of America’s most famous thanks to the Old Faithful Geyser and Grand Prismatic Spring. Come to Yellowstone to see grizzly and black bears, thousands of wild bison, packs of wolves, giant waterfalls and the largest concentration of active geysers on Earth.

Ranger Don demonstrates a new extendable arm prototype at Yellowstone's South Entrance

5 Things to Know About Yellowstone Area Travel Amid COVID-19

In light of the spread of COVID-19, trying to find out what is open and closed in our national parks is a moving target these days. Here are updates.

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10 Best Things to Do in Yellowstone and Beyond

On your Yellowstone vacation, see geysers, wild animals, and a grand canyon with giant waterfalls. Go rafting, horseback riding, and hiking.

Yellowstone Old Faithful Geyser

About Old Faithful, Yellowstone's Famous Geyser

Watch Old Faithful erupt and and explore exciting FAQs about Yellowstone's most famous geyser.

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Watch Wildlife in Yellowstone

Observe wildlife in their natural habitat, roaming Yellowstone National Park. Favorite animals for wildlife watching are grizzly bear, wolves, and bison.

Man at Morning Glory Pool in Yellowstone National Park

What to Pack for Your Yellowstone Vacation

What to take to Yellowstone with half the world's geysers, tons of wildlife, and hundreds of places to explore? Here are the top 16 essentials.

Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic Hot Spring

8 Ways to Live in the Moment, Yellowstone Style

Here are exceptional ways to have fun and be present, Yellowstone-style, even if you can't be at the park.

Bison on the road near Yellowstone National Park

Win a Yellowstone Road Trip Vacation

Enter through Feb 23, 2021 to win an adventure starting from one of four cities and ending with a 3-day guided tour and lodging in Yellowstone.

A snowy spring day at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone

Springtime in Yellowstone

Visit Yellowstone during its warming-up season—spring. Here are the road, camping and facilities opening dates.

Upper Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone

Visit Yellowstone Virtually

See, hear and experience what’s happening in Yellowstone, thanks to videos, photo galleries and some amazing technology.

I Wonder...

Yellowstone’s five entrance gates make it accessible from all directions. The popular Yellowstone gateway towns of Jackson Hole and Cody in Wyoming, plus West Yellowstone, Silver Gate/Cooke City and Gardiner in Montana, are the closest towns to Yellowstone and have many hotels, resorts, and camping areas.

Several national park sites are within a day's drive of Yellowstone including Grand Teton, Glacier, Devils Tower, Wind Cave, Mount Rushmore, Badlands and more.

What animals will I see in Yellowstone?

Grizzly and black bears are the most popular to watch for in the park. Gray wolves and bison round out the top three. Be sure to stay a safe distance from wild animals.