By Jennifer Broome , Travel Journalist and TV Personality
June 17, 2022
On March 1, 1872, Yellowstone became the world’s first national park. With Yellowstone turning 150 this year, expect bigger than normal crowds enjoying the park’s fascinating hydrothermal features and geological wonders. It’s not just the landscape that draws in over 4 million visitors a year. Yellowstone has been called “The Serengeti of North America” because of its abundant wildlife. The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is one of the largest nearly intact natural ecosystems on earth. Having visited Yellowstone multiple times, I’ve learned a few tricks to avoid crowds and asked a couple of locals to share their favorite spots in this national park that spans 2.2 million acres.
Note: At press time, record flooding has affected access and amenities in Yellowstone National Park, particularly in the park's northern region, as well as surrounding areas; phone ahead.