Explore the wonders of our nation's and the world's first national park. View the diverse and abundant wildlife that makes this region world famous. Travel into areas called the Serengeti of North America, and observe all the wildlife species that were present when Lewis and Clark passed nearby. Elk, bison (buffalo), moose, deer, bighorn sheep, bison, and pronghorn , as well as their predators, coyotes, grizzly bears and gray wolves are watchable. Learn about the interaction between predator and prey, and how they all co-exist. During the summer months, Yellowstone is a birdwatcher's paradise, with over 200 bird species that make this region their home, including trumpeter swans, bald and golden eagles and white pelicans.
Over 10,000 geothermal features dot Yellowstone's volcanic landscape, including 300 geysers (2/3s of the world's), hotsprings, paint or mud pots and fumaroles, making it the world's largest. From the famous Old Faithful geyser and the comical Fountain Paint Pots to Mushroom Pool (the origin of DNA fingerprinting), guests have the opportunity to experience and learn about Yellowstone's geologic history.
When President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone Park Act on March 1, 1872, he not only protected these thermal areas, but a diverse landscape from beautiful alpine lakes to the spectacular Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, home to the awe-inspiring Upper and Lower Falls. Our naturalist/biologist guides interpret the park's natural and cultural history, from past to present, in a way that the guests go away with a better understanding and experience of this "Wonderland". All this is done in a setting that could be Mother Nature's finest works, with beautiful wildflowers adding color to the landscape in spring and summer, the changing colors of aspen and cottonwood trees in the fall and a landscape softened and transformed by snow in winter.
With it's abundant and diverse wildlife, interesting thermals, beautiful alpine lakes, and spectacular canyons, Yellowstone is one of the true treasures of the world.