CULTURE


Yellowstone National Park, the world's first national park

Baku, June 9, AZERTAC

On March 1, 1872, Yellowstone, an American national park located in the western United States, became the first national park in the U.S. to enjoy the unique hydrothermal and geologic features and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world.

Yellowstone National Park is the flagship of the National Park Service and a favorite to millions of visitors each year. Within Yellowstone's 2.2 million acres, visitors have unparalleled opportunities to observe wildlife in an intact ecosystem, explore geothermal areas that contain about half the world’s active geysers, and view geologic wonders like the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.

The park is home to one of the world's largest calderas with over 10,000 thermal features and more than 300 geysers. It has one of the world's largest petrified forests. It has over 290 waterfalls with the 308' Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River as it's showpiece.

There are over 1,100 species of native plants, more than 200 species of exotic plants and over 400 species of thermopholes.

Yellowstone Lake is the largest high altitude lake in North America.

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