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Top Choice Visitor Center in Yellowstone National Park

Canyon Visitor Education Center

Well worth a visit for its innovative and interactive displays on Yellowstone’s geology. The highlight is a room-sized relief model of the park that takes you through Yellowstone's formation. Upstairs displays put t…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Yellowstone National Park

Artist Point

Artist Point is probably the most famous of the canyon’s viewpoints. It was not, as many people assume, named for the spot where Thomas Moran sketched his famous landscape of the falls (a copy of which is on display…
Top Choice Area in Yellowstone National Park

Norris Geyser Basin

Norris Geyser Basin comprises Porcelain Basin and Back Basin accessed through two connecting loops. If the world's tallest geyser, Steamboat Geyser, isn't erupting (it probably isn't), continue around to the explosi…
Top Choice American in Yellowstone National Park

Lake Yellowstone Hotel Dining Room

Save your one unwrinkled outfit (and an unwrinkled $100 bill) to feast in style at the dining room of the Lake Yellowstone Hotel. Lunch options include trout, a poached-pear salad and sandwiches. Dinner ups the ante…
Top Choice American in Yellowstone National Park

Mammoth Hot Springs Dining Room

There are a few surprises in this elegant place, including our favorite, the delicious Thai curry mussels starter. Dinner is a serious affair, with huckleberry barbecued chicken and pistachio and parmesan-crusted tr…
Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park

Mammoth Hot Springs

The imposing Lower and Upper Terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs are the highlight of the Mammoth region. An hour’s worth of boardwalks wind their way between surreal landscapes of limestone pools, ledges and plateaus. …
Geyser in Yellowstone National Park

Old Faithful

Though it’s neither the tallest nor even the most predictable geyser in the park, Old Faithful is the poster child for Yellowstone, and a consistent crowd pleaser. Every 90 minutes or so the geyser spouts some 8000 …
Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park

Upper Geyser Basin

While Old Faithful gets the most attention, there's lots to explore in Upper Geyser Basin, the densest collection of geysers in Yellowstone. On Geyser Hill you'll find charismatic Anemone and fickle Beehive Geysers.…
Park in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Spring in Yellowstone National Park

Grand Prismatic Spring

At 370ft wide and 121ft deep, Grand Prismatic Spring is the park’s largest and deepest hot spring. It’s also considered by many to be the most beautiful thermal feature in the park. Boardwalks lead around the multic…