Yellowstone National Park covers more than 2.2 million acres at 63 miles from North to South and 54 miles East to West. It is the home of the Old Faithful Geyser and others. Each year millions of US citizens and foreign travelers enjoy the views and unique hydrothermal features of this park. The Yellowstone region is primarily made up of boreal forests. Visitors are likely to see a number of wild animals in the park, including grizzliy and black bears, gray wolves, bison, elk, moose bighorn sheep. Entrance fees to National park are $25 per private vehicle for seven days, or $50 for one year.
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Devils Tower was the first declared United States National Monument, established on September 24, 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt. A National Monument is a protected area that is quickly declared by the President of the United States without the approval of Congress. Devils Tower sits across the state line in northeast Wyoming. It is 867 feet from its base to the summit. It stands 1,267 feet above the Belle Fourche River and is 5,112 feet above sea level. It was formed by the intrusion of igneous material. Devils Tower National Monument is open year-round 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Admission is $10 per vehicle and $5 for bicycles and pedestrians for a seven day pass.
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Grand Teton National Park is located in northwestern Wyoming just south of Yellowstone National Park and just north of the town of Jackson. It is very popular for climbers, hikers and photographers. The area is spectacular. The words cannot describe its beauty. The people are very friendly and helpfull at any visitor center. The peaks of the Teton Range stand nearly 7,000 feet (2,135 meters) above the valley floor. The park also contains a number of beautiful lakes which lie at the foot of the mountains, such as Leigh Lake. The park includes 485 square miles (1,256 square kilometers) of both the Teton Range and Jackson Hole.
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