Yellowstone National Park is a national park located primarily |
in the U.S. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into
Montana and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and
signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872.
Yellowstone, widely held to be the first national park in the
world, 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 most abundant. It is part of the
South Central Rockies forests ecoregion.
Established: Mar 01, 1872
Annual visitors: 3.39 million (2012)
Management: U.S. National Park Service