Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Yellowstone is the world's first national park. Since its creation in 1872, it has served as a universal symbol of wildness, mystery, and natural beauty. More than three million people from around the world visit Yellowstone each year, and experience something more powerful than its founders ever envisioned. They discover:
More geysers and hot springs than the rest of the world combined;
The largest concentration of free-roaming wildlife in the lower 48 states;
Three of the world's top trout-fishing streams;
National Historic Landmarks such as the Old Faithful Inn and the grand Roosevelt Arch;
The only place in the world where a wild bison herd has survived continuously since prehistoric times.