With his signature President Obama on Monday signed off on legislation that makes the bison the national mammal of the United States. But that doesn't mean the icon of the National Park Service won't be hunted if it wanders out of Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone National Park
Think Yellowstone National Park and Old Faithful Inn comes to mind. The wildly exotic, pitched roof, shingle-covered Inn screamed Wild West when it opened in 1904. It remains so.
A free concert featuring Grammy award winning singer-songwriters, Emmylou Harris and John Prine will help Yellowstone National Park celebration the National Park Service's centennial on August 25, but line up lodging before you claim a ticket.
Abraham Lincoln saw in the name renewal—the Union Pacific. Chartered by Congress in 1862, it was a railroad forged out of the depths of civil war. Lincoln then fervently hoped to heal the Union by stretching its tracks across the West. Finally, with Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, the great undertaking could begin. By then, Lincoln had been assassinated, but the Union would indeed endure.
There was a large grizzly bear that roamed Yellowstone National Park, purposeful in his long stride. His profile distinct, due to the indentation of the collar he normally wore, his thin neck and long nose, and a mangled right ear and scars on his face from a battle.
Matt Holly is a lifelong parks and maps enthusiast. He put his interests together and created the website National Park Maps, which now has more than 1,000 free maps.
Years of monitoring wolves in Denali and Yellowstone national parks has led researchers to conclude that hunting the predators just beyond the parks' borders seems to directly impact park visitors' odds of seeing a wolf.
Scarface, a grizzly boar of considerable renown, one that was naturally in his twilight years, was shot to death outside Yellowstone National Park last November, Montana officials said Monday.
Amid all the hoopla, celebration, and excitement surrounding the National Park Service's 100th birthday this year, one fact is inescapable: Lodging in the parks this summer will be hard to find. But...it won't be impossible to find.
One of the most gorgeous approaches to Yellowstone National Park is from the east, through the Sunlight Basin northwest of Cody, Wyoming. The road descends in a series of switchbacks down the Absaroka Range and onto the forested valley floors. And if you're heading to the park in mid-May, you just might want to spend a little time in Cody, Wyoming, to take in the fourth annual Spring Into Yellowstone festival before you head into the basin.