After Mount Rushmore Ashley and I drove to Yellowstone National Park. I'd never been to the park before and it surpassed all my expectations. It is the most amazing, beautiful national park I have ever been to. In certain places, it's almost like being on another planet. Yellowstone became the world's first national park when it was established in 1872 under President Ulysses S. Grant, and remains the America's largest national park to this day. The park sits atop a dormant volcano that last erupted a half million years ago. While the volcano has been showing activity, it is not expected to erupt any time soon. The park also contains the world's largest concentration of gysers and hot springs. I have to admit I don't understand all the science behind the natural wonders - science was never my strong suit - but they sure are amazing to see!
Yellowstone is also important for wildlife conservation. The park is home to America's oldest and biggest bison herd and grey wolves were reintroduced to the park in 1995. You can also find elk, moose, mule deer, bighorn sheep, grizzly and black bears, coyotes, mountain lions, beavers, and more!