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Yellowstone National Park Gardiner

Where is it at?

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Yellowstone National Park
North Entrance
Gardiner
MT
82190
Tel: 307 344 7381

Directions

The North Entrance is near the gateway community of Gardiner, MT. From November through April, the North Entrance offers the only access to Cooke City, MT. It's worth noting that US Hwy 212 east of Cooke City is closed to wheeled vehicles November through April.

The other entrances are open seasonally.

Where are we going today?

Yellowstone National Park is an experience that every child needs to have. It's one of the most incredible sites in the entire country.

It's so big it spans across Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, and is home to some incredible sights and wildlife. Herds of bisons roam freely in front of you as you drive across the plains which could be taken straight from an image from a history book. Bears, wolves and elk also call the park home.

Yellowstone National Park also has a collection of the world's most incredible geysers and hot springs. Just look at the colors! Bright yellows, piercing blues and stunning reds are all naturally infused into the ground. How many other colors can you spot?

Heard of Old Faithful? It's right here! It goes off a certain intervals without fail (hence the name!) and creates a huge gushing sound as the water is sprayed from the earth's core. Amazing!

There are five entrances to the park so make sure you read about them al before you visit. The North Entrance near Gardiner is open all year round to wheeled vehicles (RV'ing is a popular way to experience the park too, as there are RV parks set up perfect for families).

The other entrances are seasonal. 

Don't be put off by the winter months at Yellowstone. The snow covered landscape will give you lasting memories and incredible wildlife viewing! You can also enjoy some super fun winter activities in the snow! 

The park can be enjoyed as a day trip, but there is so much to see try and extend it out to a weekend. You won't be disappointed. In fact, you will probably leave trying to work out when you can visit next! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$25 for a private vehicle.
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Roads between North and Northeast entrances open all year round. Other entrances and roads open seas

Teachers corner

How about a wilderness classroom! The park provide one of a kind classroom-based education. So you can get your class to the park, or visit online, it will certainly create a unique learning experience! .

I'm Hungry!

There are places to eat throughout the park, but why not bring your own lunch and enjoy it near a river or to a view of a herd of bison! .

Any Top Tips?

Make sure you don't forget your camera! You will need it!.

Need a little extra help?

A lot of the sightseeing can be done from the vehicle. There might be difficulties on the paths .

Can I get one of those?

There are plenty of places to grab some souvenirs in the park! .

More information

Yellowstone's climate is one of cold winters and moderate summers. Most of the park is above 7,500 feet and the weather is unpredictable so make sure you are prepared for changing temperatures, storms and emergencies!.

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    Unbelievably amazing! One giant volcano filled with sulphur springs and geysers. The mountains and forests are unending. Seeing my first herd of buffalo was incredible. And walking amongst huge elk - amazing! This is a place to savor. A return trip for a week is in the not too distant future.

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    This place is utterly spectacular! Was intrigued wen lernd it's a super-volcano. Not 2 B alarmist, but it's not a matter of -if- it erupts agen, but -wen-... Off-the-scale devastation... not just 2 our heartland, but 2 the world's food supply. Still... God's sovereign, & will protect us all!

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    We were in Yellowstone in the summer. We were there for three nights and we camped in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. I liked the animals, all the geysers, all the views, all of the rivers and streams. One of the days that you are there you should wake up at five in the morning and drive around to see all the animals and you should also go to Old Faithful. I didn't like that it smelled bad because of all the sulfur. I also didn't like that you had to put away all your food in your car and anything that touched food had to be in your car and bears...Read More

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    Yellowstone National Park is amazing! Park Rangers are friendly and knowledgeable about the park. Ranger guided tours are extremely interesting. The cabins are a great option when staying in the park. The cabins are clean and well maintained. We stayed in Mammoth and Roosevelt area and camped in Canyon. The camping sites are clean and well maintained. The food in the park was reasonably priced and very good. We would go back to this amazing park, one week is not enough!

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    im gonna be careful here cause i know a lot of stupid people like this park. but its terrible. i was totally BORED with its geyser and all the walkin around we did was most than pointless. yeah i get it THERE ARE MOUNTAINS and water and rushin winds that sound like a bird fleetin in the forgotten silence of an ancient tribe JUST SHUT UP ABOUT IT. nothin here absolutely nothin caught my attention except for maybe when one family argued with another family about who got to sit at this bench overlookin a deep waterfall for ten minutes. my eyes are...Read More

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by David Jaffe

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We were in Yellowstone in the summer. We were there for three nights and we camped in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. I liked the animals, all the geysers, all the views, all of the rivers and streams. One of the days that you are there you should wake up at five in the morning and drive around to see all the animals and you should also go to Old Faithful. I didn't like that it smelled bad because of all the sulfur. I also didn't like that you had to put away all your food in your car and anything that touched food had to be in your car and bears could come and attack you while you were sleeping. And you should probably bring a camera, binoculars, hiking boots and a fishing rod. You should bring a jacket or blankets because it gets pretty cold at night.

by redmond o.

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im gonna be careful here cause i know a lot of stupid people like this park. but its terrible. i was totally BORED with its geyser and all the walkin around we did was most than pointless. yeah i get it THERE ARE MOUNTAINS and water and rushin winds that sound like a bird fleetin in the forgotten silence of an ancient tribe JUST SHUT UP ABOUT IT. nothin here absolutely nothin caught my attention except for maybe when one family argued with another family about who got to sit at this bench overlookin a deep waterfall for ten minutes. my eyes are fresh out of interest girls and boys.

#sothatsit dont go there because youll be bored. it has no history no enjoyment just an erupting waterflow thats probably faked at this point. no way THAT much water is flushing repeatedly or else its just a waste to the environment. it was seriously just stupid.

dont go.

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