Happy 150th Yellowstone! You’ve aged splendidly.
Yellowstone National Park is the world’s first National Park, signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. For 150 years, over 2 million acres of mountain wilderness, awe-inspiring geothermal features, and vibrant landscapes have been protected for future generations to experience.
The Yellowstone National Park Protection Act says “the headwaters of the Yellowstone River … is hereby reserved and withdrawn from settlement, occupancy, or sale … and dedicated and set apart as a public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” In an era of expansion, the federal government had the foresight to set aside land deemed too valuable in natural wonders to develop.
We’d like to personally thank those individuals as we feel lucky to experience and share Yellowstone’s beauty with our guests today. (And why we follow the Leave No Trace principles while visiting the park.)
To celebrate 150 years of Yellowstone, the National Park Service released this charming video highlighting its splendor:
Want to celebrate 150 years of Yellowstone’s wonderment for yourself? Join us for one of our Yellowstone Vacations!