Taking a road trip is part of the all-time great American adventure. When traveling across country to visit Yellowstone National Park, there are several sites for people to stop and see.
- Virginia City, Montana – This old mining town perfectly represents life in the Old West. Built after the 1863 gold strike, this city served all nearby gold boomtowns. Now empty, this ghost town transports visitors to the late 1800s.
- Wildlife – Visitors can see native animal activity in a small region. Abundant sightings include buffalo, elk, deer, antelope, moose, bears, coyotes, herons, wolves and much more.
- The Yellowstone Arch – The North Entrance of the park features a stunning arch that is clearly visible for more than two miles. It was originally dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 and states, “For the benefit and enjoyment of the people.”
- Yellowstone Geysers – Featuring more than 10,000 thermal features, the park includes mud pots, hot springs, geysers and fumaroles.
- Testicle Festival – Generally held in August, Montana offers Rocky Mountain Oysters at the Rock Creek Lodge. This festival features key chains, t-shirts, mugs and deep fried beef testicles.
- Boardwalks – Originally used to help make sure that human and animal traffic did not mix, today these boardwalks are a time-honored tradition. The boardwalks lead visitors around Geyser Basins, offering access to stunning and unique geothermal regions and sights.
- Mount Washburn – The tallest area in the park, the trail to Mount Washburn features a fire lookout station that offers views of the entire area of the park. It also includes sighting of Bighorn sheep and grizzly bear sightings. The trail is considered one of the best hikes within the park and offers superb views of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.
- The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone – This canyon features several historic hiking viewpoints and overlooks, two waterfalls and stunning colorful canyon walls.
- Dinosaurs in Bozeman – The Museum of the Rockies is a Federal Repository of fossils that includes the largest dinosaur collection in the world. The collection also features historic photographs from Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. The national treasures include Tyrannosaurus Rex fossils and much more.
- Grand Tetons – Just south of Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Tetons tower over Jackson and Jenny Lake.
Just outside the entrance to West Yellowstone is Yellowstone Holiday. This fun-filled retreat offers West Yellowstone RV parks, Hebgen Lake cabin rentals and Yellowstone campgrounds.