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12 Best Attractions in Yellowstone National Park 2021

Yellowstone National Park is a vast wilderness, home to elusive wildlife freely roaming the terrains ,spectacular geysers, numerous waterfalls, lakes and streams and panoramic mountain peaks as well as petrified forest.  The park offers staggering unparalleled adventures and here I will list some of the best attractions in Yellowstone National Park.  

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Top Best Attractions in Yellowstone National Park

1. Mt. Washburn Hike

One of the best things to do in Yellowstone National Park is a great day hike to the towering peak of Mt. Washburn is exhilarating. With panoramic unobstructed mountain views which is a  wonderful place to spot some wildlife like bighorn sheep and black bears.   

2. Experience Old Faithful Geyser2

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Old Faithful Geyser, the showstopper on Yellowstone National Park, got its name old faithful from somewhat predictable eruptions. This legendary geyser is a true wonder for its magnificent jet hot steam of water shooting up. There are several viewing spots, we stayed at one of the benches to get up close to the geyser.

3. Enjoy a Boardwalk at Grand Prismatic Spring

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The largest hot spring in the United States.  It’s unsurpassed rainbow colors of water makes this spring fascinating. You can behold this pristine beauty at the Midway Geyser Basin boardwalk or have a better perspective at Fairy Falls trail overlook. 

4. Mammoth Hot Springs

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Mammoth Hot Springs, the most unusual hot springs formation and another highlight of Yellowstone National Park. The boardwalk and trails makes your adventure easy to get up close to a massive geothermal formation of steaming crystalline travertine. This marvel is naturally carved in terraces of cascading minuscule hot pools. This is such an awesome sight.

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5. Yellowstone National Park Grand Canyon

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Yellowstone has its own Grand Canyon unique on its own. The vast views on both sides is spectacular with its dramatic waterfalls.The sound of the water is soothing to the soul. Upper and Lower falls is accessible from paved walkways from several parking areas.

6. Hayden Valley Wildlife Viewing

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Peaceful scenic grassland of wildlife grazing in their natural habitat  like herd of bison, elks and antelopes freely roaming the valley.

7. Yellowstone Upper Falls

A short walk from the parking lot is a spectacular Upper falls, one of the two major falls.  The falls offers picturesque backdrops and is smaller than the lower falls however it drops over a 100ft full of power.

8. Yellowstone Lower Falls

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This marvelous wonder is the tallest waterfall in Yellowstone.  Situated at the end of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, it is taller than the Niagara Falls.  Its distinctive beauty with dramatic views of the canyon is no doubt makes this an iconic attraction of the park. You can glimpse this majestic sight with just a short walk at a nice paved walkway to the lookout. 

9. Lonestar Geyser

An easy walk or bike ride with fantastic scenic stroll to a cone shaped  Lonestar geyser. The geyser erupts approximately every three hours and longer than old faithful.

10. Lamar Valley

Lamar’s Valley pristine landscape and wildlife is such beautiful sight to cherish.  You get to enjoy bison, pronghorn, antelopes , and elks grazing in the vast serene valley.  

11. The Old Faithful Inn

If you are looking for a great place to stay for your visit at the park, The Old Faithful Inn  is ideally located at the famous Old Faithful Geyser.This historic lodge is over a century old and is one of the most popular hotel on the area.It is known as the largest log cabin in the world and the architecture is superb.    

12. Yellowstone Lake

Go fishing and kayaking in Yellowstone Lake. The largest lake above 7000 ft in North America it is home to trout fishing adventures combined with sweeping scenery around you.  

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