If you have been watching the news, been in a geography class or surfed the web in recent years, you will probably have heard of the Yellowstone National Park for various reasons.

Established for its sheer beauty and incredible views, Yellowstone was made the world’s first national park on March 1st 1872. The area itself is about 3500 square miles which is over three times the size of London!

With a plethora of different wildlife to see including; 67 species of mammals, 285 species of birds, 16 species of fish, 6 species of reptiles and 5 species of amphibians it is an animal lovers paradise! There are multiple bird spotting points and you can even get up close to the Bisons, Bears and other amazing animals to walk the area.

Yellowstone is renowned for its beautiful views, vast landscapes and on the flipside, very, very large volcanoes. Yellowstone National Park has 1000 – 3000 earthquakes every year! However a lot of them are very small scale earthquakes and you shouldn’t let it put you off visiting! Yellowstone is also home to multiple ‘Super volcanoes’ which is exciting to visit as you can see over 300 active geysers shooting out of the ground! I suppose this may be a little worrying too as an eruption could end the world as we know it! Eeeek!

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The most astonishing fact for  me is that you can probably see the majority of the park in just a day or two….. or three! With 466 miles of roads intertwining between the mountains and all around the national park you can surely see many of the sights you want to see before your visit is over.

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Some aspects are very strange – It can be very hot and sunny in most areas (Over 40 degrees) then in the snowy mountainous areas it gets as low as freezing temperatures! There is even a rumour that there is hidden treasure somewhere in the park promising a lifetime of riches! But no one has found it yet, even when they have dedicated their lives to it. Learn more about this here.

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Thank you for reading the post I hope you enjoyed it! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post which will be number 28 on the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in the world list!

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Until next time!

Sam – Witterit.com

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