12 Fascinating Things You Probably Didn't Know About Yellowstone National Park In Wyoming
By Caryl|Updated on June 09, 2022(Originally published June 04, 2022)
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Wyoming is well-known as a place of extreme beauty. We have so many amazing state and national parks to visit in Wyoming, some of which are among the most beautiful places in the entire world. Is it any surprise that the most amazing park in the world is located in Wyoming? Yellowstone National Park is not only the most popular attraction in Wyoming, it’s also one of the most-visited national parks in the country. You probably think you know everything there is to know about this national treasure. However, we’ve gathered up a few lesser-known facts that you may not be familiar with. Here are some fascinating facts about Yellowstone National Park that you might find interesting:
Did you know any of these facts about Yellowstone National Park? Have any other interesting tidbits you’d like to share? Feel free to comment!
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How many national parks are in Wyoming?
Wyoming is home to seven National Park Service-managed sites. There are also 12 state parks in Wyoming. Two of the most popular national parks in the country - Yellowstone and Grand Teton - are both within Wyoming's borders.
What are some of the best parks in Wyoming?
As mentioned above, Yellowstone and Grand Teton both belong on everyone's bucket list. Some of our state parks tend to get overlooked just because those National Parks are so phenomenal. But we've got plenty of great state parks in Wyoming that you won't want to miss! Make sure to make a visit to Boysen State Park if you're in the area. It's open year-round and has plenty of opportunities for camping.
What are some of the top things to see at Yellowstone National Park?
There is a lot to see within Yellowstone National Park. From the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone to Artist's Point to Old Faithful, there is an almost limitless array of wonder within the park. One can't-miss spot is Mount Washburn - it's part of only two mountain ranges that lie entirely within the park.