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Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park, the first such reserve declared anywhere in the world (in 1872), still stands as one of the premier natural attractions of the United States of America, alongside such blockbusters as the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park. Now also designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Yellowstone NP covers 3,472 square miles (8,987 square km), mainly within the state of Wyoming (97%), but also extending into Montana (2%) and Idaho (1%). Yellowstone is world famous for its natural beauty and geothermal attractions such as geysers (such as "Old Faithful"), pools of boiling mud and (super-)volcanoes.

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