Discovered in 1870 by the Washburn Expedition, Old Faithful geyser was named for its frequent and somewhat predictable eruptions, which number more than a million since Yellowstone became the world’s first national park in 1872.
“Three-hundred-sixty degrees around me, everything was on fire,” says Yellowstone's former historian, recalling Sept. 7, 1988, when a firestorm, which occur when large fires burn intensely enough that they create and sustain their own wind system, raged near the historic Old Faithful Inn.
Moran's paintings were actually created at the north rim overlook named Moran Point by the first Hayden Survey in the 1870s. There is more confusion here - Moran Point is also called Lookout Point, Mount Lookout, Lookout Rock, and Prospect Point.
Q&A with author of Death in Yellowstone book, park historian Lee Whittlesey, including his favorite stories and what scares him.
Remote fun and good food at the end of the road.
Stop at this small cowboy town on the way to Yellowstone.
Limited on time? Choose one of these itineraries if you only have one day in Yellowstone.
Plan now for Valentine's Day, a wedding proposal or anniversary.
Giant waterfalls pierce the Yellowstone River while pastel colors mark the locations of hot springs and steam vents in the canyon walls.
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Can a vacation ever truly change your life? When one family takes a trip to Yellowstone, they find much more than geysers and wildlife sightings
Helpful tips on choosing the right Yellowstone rafting trip, what to bring, how to stay safe and what to wear.
One of the best ways to enjoy this region is to canoe a beautiful stretch of water.