By: Paul G.


Yellowstone is a beautiful park and is breathtaking with the sight the huge geysers and the animals it attracts many people each year.

Location, Distance, & Size

Location: Wyoming
Distance: 1179.81, miles, 17 hours and 44 minutes
Size: 3,472 square miles or 8,987 square km

Park Hours

Park hours: The park is open all year.
Visitor center hours


West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center
10/1-4/30 weekdays: 8 am-5 pm
Daily thereafter
5/1-5/25: 8 am-6 pm
5/26-9/2: 8 am-8 pm
9/3-9/30: 8 am-6 pm

Located in the West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce.

NPS Desk
4/20-5/24: 8 am-4 pm
5/25-9/3: 8 am-8 pm
9/4-11/4: 8 am-4 pm


Climate

Spring: In the day it is usually 30 to 60 degrees and overnight is usually 20 degrees.
Summer: Is usually 70 degrees.
Fall: Same temperature as spring.
Winter: Temperatures range from 20 to 0.

History

It was made a park in 1872.

Ulysses S. Grant along with U.S Congress established Yellowstone as a national park,

Yellowstone was the first national park. It was at one time a place were Native Americans lived sadly that made a few animals extinct because it was used as hunting grounds for the indians to.

Facts
It was the first national park made in the United states.

In 1988 Yellowstone had its biggest fire. It started out as one lightning bolt hitting a tree it burned part of some pine trees they were following a natural burn policy but it got out of control they used 9,500 fire fighters
it was a tragic loss for them.

Things to see
and things to do

The old faithful geyser .284px-Old_Faithfull-pdPhoto.jpg

The trails and wildlife.

The geyser fields and the many beautiful trees.

Links and sources
Wikipedia
http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/weather.htm
http://www.us-parks.com/yellowstone-national-park/facilities.html