Things You Didn't Know About Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone was established on March 1, 1872. It is the world's first National Park.

The park is so big that it is spreaded into three U.S. states - Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.

Yellowstone became a national park almost 20 years before Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana became official U.S. states.

Yellowstone is larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined.

In the park's early days, visitors came to watch bears eat garbage

Yellowstone is the only place in the U.S. where bison have lived continuously since prehistoric times.

Yellowstone has 1000 to 3000 earthquakes annually.

There are more than 300 active geysers and more than 290 waterfalls.

Yellowstone's hot springs are so hot and acidic that they can dissolve a human body in a single day. In 2016, a visitor fell into a Yellowstone hot spring, and 24 hours later, his body dissolved.

In 1988 approximately 36% (about 1,250 square miles) of the park was damaged by 51 separate fires that broke out.

Yellowstone is home to the oldest log cabin building in the world. Called the ‘Old Faithful Inn’ it was built during the particularly bitter winter of 1903-1904.


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