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Best Things to Do in Yellowstone

While Old Faithful, the Grand Prismatic Spring and the Mammoth Hot Springs are all must-sees, you should also spend at least a day exploring one of Yellowstone's less frequented hiking trails, lakes or basins. Although the summertime attracts a staggering amount of visitors each year, winters in Yellowstone Park are great for snowy activities like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. If you are planning to do any fishing, make sure to obtain the proper permits from a ranger station or visitor center.

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#1
Old Faithful Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 5.0

Why go: The world's most renowned geyser is a must-see for every Yellowstone visitor. Although it ... read more»

#2
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 5.0

Why go: Formed over thousands of years of glacial activity and the rushing curthe Grand Canyon of ... read more»

#3
Mammoth Hot Springs Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Sitting just southwest of the North Entrance in Mammoth Country, the Mammoth Hot Springs are ... read more»

#4
Yellowstone Lake Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Sitting in the heart of Yellowstone National Park is Yellowstone Lake, the park's largest ... read more»

#5
Grand Prismatic Spring Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: If you're looking for a bit of artistic inspiration, you'll find it at ... read more»

#6
Hayden Valley Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: One of the main reasons to visit Yellowstone is to catch a glimpse of the ... read more»

#7
Mount Washburn Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Located around 20 miles north of Yellowstone Lake, Mount Washburn is one of the most ... read more»

#8
Lower Geyser Basin Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: North of Old Faithful and southwest of the Norris Geyser Basin is the Lower Geyser ... read more»

#9
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.0

Why go: Those who want to learn about Yellowstone wildlife in a more controlled environment should take ... read more»

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