Montana Tourist Attractions: 14 Places To Visit
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Glacier National Park, Museum of the Rockies, Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, Moss Mansion, World Museum of Mining, ZooMontana, Berkeley Pit, Montana State Capitol, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Norris Geyser Basin, Ryan Dam, Quake Lake, Giant Springs State Park, Cathedral of Saint Helena
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10 Favorite Family Activities in Yellowstone National Park with kids
10 Favorite Family Activities in Yellowstone National Park with kids
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There are so many things to do in Yellowstone National Park. Here are ten of our favorite family activities and some of the best sites in Yellowstone.
These are our top tips for visiting Yellowstone but don't forget about the surrounding entrances and their communities. Check out our videos on hotsprings, West Yellowstone, trout lake, etc.
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If you have one day in Yellowstone, you can pick a subset of these but most people taking a family vacation Yellowstone National Park will plan several days if not an entire week. Although, one could argue this still is not enough time but a family trip to Yellowstone will be magical regardless of how much time you budget. Keep in mind the best things in Yellowstone are often free. Time sharing nature with your family and kids is priceless. The very history of national parks is built on family travel.
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Yellowstone National Park | A day at Madison and Norris areas
On our 10 day visit to Yellowstone National Park, we divided our time in the park into 7 major areas. This video showcases the area landscape, the amazing Norris Geyser Basin and the Madison area.
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ABOUT YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK’S MADISON AND NORRIS GEYSER BASIN
Whether you are planning your visit or browsing, here are some of our favorite things to do in the Madison and Norris Geyser Basin
Visit the Madison Information Station: The Madison Information Station dates from 1929-30 and is a National Historic Landmark. Located at Madison Junction in the Madison Picnic Area, it is built from wood and stone materials. In previous years, this building has been used as a museum, has housed the Arts Yellowstone program, and has sat empty and abandoned. It began its new life as an information station and Yellowstone Association bookstore during the summer of 1995.
Explore Artists Paintpots: Artists Paintpots is a small but lovely thermal area just south of Norris Junction. A one-mile round trip trail takes visitors to colorful hot springs, two large mudpots, and through a section of forest burned in 1988. Adjacent to this area are three other off-trail, backcountry thermal areas: Sylvan Springs, Gibbon Hill Geyser Basin, and Geyser Creek Thermal area.
Visit Gibbon Falls: This 84-foot (26-meter) waterfall tumbles over remnants of the Yellowstone Caldera rim. The rock wall on the opposite side of the road from the waterfall is the inner rim of the caldera.
Hike to Monument Geyser Basin: This small, nearly dormant basin lies at the top of a very steep one-mile trail. Thermos-bottle shaped geyser cones are remnants of a much more active time.
Take a Boardwalk Tour of Terrace Springs: The small thermal area just north of Madison Junction. This area provides the visitor with a short boardwalk tour of hot springs.
Fish the Firehole River: The Firehole River starts south of Old Faithful, runs through the thermal areas northward to join the Gibbon and form the Madison River. The Firehole is world famous among anglers for its pristine beauty and healthy brown, brook, and rainbow trout.
Take a Driving Tour of Firehole Canyon and Swim in Firehole Falls: Firehole Canyon Drive, a side road, follows the Firehole River upstream from Madison Junction to just above Firehole Falls. The drive takes sightseers past 800-foot thick lava flows. Firehole Falls is a 40-foot waterfall. A swimming area is very popular in the warmest of the summer season.
Stroll on the Boardwalks at Norris Geyser Basin: Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest, oldest, and most dynamic of Yellowstone's thermal areas. The highest temperature yet recorded in any geothermal area in Yellowstone was measured in a scientific drill hole at Norris: 459°F (237°C) just 1,087 feet (326 meters) below the surface! Norris shows evidence of having had thermal features for at least 115,000 years. Steamboat Geyser, the tallest geyser in the world (300 to 400 feet) and Echinus Geyser (pH 3.5 or so) are the most popular features.
Listen to the Hissing of Roaring Mountain: Located just north of Norris on the Norris-Mammoth section of the Grand Loop Road, Roaring Mountain is a large, acidic thermal area (solfatara) that contains many steam vents (fumaroles). In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the number, size, and power of the fumaroles was much greater than today
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Here Are Rare Amazing Photos You've Never Seen Before
Here Are Rare Photos You've Never Seen Before
01 - William Harley and Arthur Davidson (1914)
02 - Bill Gates's mugshot for driving without a license (1977)
03 - The Beatles before their iconic Abbey Road shot
04 - Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan (1992)
05 - The first car factory in the United States for Ford (1926)
06 - Robin Williams joining the cheerleading squad (1980)
07 - Three kids and their spooky Halloween people costumes (1900)
08 - Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona (1925)
09 - Boxing in Yankee stadium (1923)
10 - The streets of Chicago (1967)
11 - Diane Keaton and Al Pacino on The Godfather set (1972)
12 - Bruce Lee on the dance floor
13 - Arnold Schwarzenegger seeing NYC for the first time (1968)
14 - Einstein and his furry shoes
15 - Osama Bin Laden and his judo classmates
16 - A child with artificial legs (1898)
17 - The making of Batman (1966)
18 - The last picture of the Titanic before sinking (1912)
19 - The beloved Hachiko before his burial
20 - Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger (1969)
21 - The Beatles and Muhammad Ali (1964)
22 - German children play with stacks of money during the hyperinflation period of the Weimar Republic, 1922
23 - Nazi celebration in Buckeberg in 1934
24 - Nazis singing to encourage people to follow their boycott of Jewish shops in 1933
25 - A Jewish woman in Austria in 1938 sitting on a bench marked Only for Jews.
26 - MLK Jr. and Marlon Brando
27 - Nazi SS troops lounging outside of the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936
28 - SS troops taking a loyalty oath in Munich, 1938
29 - Hitler's personal bodyguards in Berlin in 1938
30 - Applause and salutes for Hitler after Germany successfully annexed Austria in 1938
31 - Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein
32 - Joseph Stalin's record from the Tsarist Secret Police in 1911
33 - Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee.
34 - Joseph Stalin (right), and his body double Felix Dadaev (left)
35 - Stalin's son Yakov Dzhugashvili captured by the Germans in 1941. He was later killed in a prison camp
36 - Steve Jobs and Bill Gates
37 - Charlie Chaplin and Mathatma Gandhi
38 - Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis, Jr
39 - Fidel Castro smoking a cigar and wearing two Rolex watches during a meeting at the Kremlin, 1963
40 - The construction of the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco (1937)
41 - NASA scientists in 1961
42 - Margret Thatcher with British troops after the surrender of Argentina in the Falklands War
43 - Fidel Castro and Malcolm X (1960)
44 - A woman that survived the Nagasaki bombing (1945)
45 - Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic
46 - Vladimir Putin as a teenager
47 - Johnny Depp and Oasis
48 - Muhammad Ali trying to talk down a suicidal man
49 - Simone Segouin with a German MP 40
50 - Robert Downey, Jr. and Slash
51 - Joseph Goebbels and a young German recruit in 1945
52 - Kobe Bryant at 18 (1996)
53 - The Beatles's last picture together
54 - Buzz Aldrin taking a selfie in space (1966)
55 - President Bush receiving the news of the terrorist attacks on September 11th (2001
56 - Mt. Rushmore under construction (1939)
57 - Playing golf on a skyscraper (1932)
58 - Barack Obama as a teenager
59 - Queenie, the skiing elephant (1950)
60 - A woman taking her baby for a stroll in a gas-resistant baby carriage.
61 - People posing next to the Statue of Liberty's face as it was being un-packed
62 - A photo of Elvis Presley in the army
63 - A brave man testing out a new bulletproof vest
64 - A behind the scenes look at the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe standing over a subway grate.
Just think of all of the amazing things you have been a witness to throughout history. Now, think of all of the things other people you know have seen. It's a lot of ground to cover, when it comes to memories. But then, if you want to realize just how small you are in the grand scheme of things, think of all of the awesome events throughout history you haven't seen, didn't know about and probably wouldn't have known about... until now. These historic photo opportunities happened in the blink of an eye, but someone was lucky enough to capture it on film. They are the kind of events you can't quite believe happened (but you're so glad you have evidence of it). The strangest celebrities knew each other...
Round Lake Estate and Boat House in Charlevoix, Michigan
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An original masterpiece of fine wood, mechanics and creativity might come close to describing this elegant boathouse and estate. It's creator was part of an award winning boat design company. Spanning three stories, the home features five bedrooms plus an additional nanny suite, 7 full baths, 4 half baths, and boat house capable of housing 30 boats on beautiful Round Lake. The home is laced with rich mahogany throughout where you'll find warm and inviting living spaces including large living room with curved windows overlooking the lake and a sunken bar overlooking the boathouse. The boathouse is surrounded in cypress finishes and has captivating large ceilings with 22 electrical hoists, pump-out, adjustable docks, workshop, air compressors and freshwater hoses all captured buy underwater lighting. A sophisticated kitchen area opens up into an intimate dining area and Great room with a two-sided cozy fireplace. The third floor chart room is the place that guests can gather and be entertained. It's centered by a U-shaped bar and features a professional length shuffle-board table, antique bowling machine, and many other pinball and electronic games. The room is complete with a seating area with fireplace and outdoor private deck overlooking the lake. The sinks, dual shower with steam, large walk-in closet with washer and dryer and can be accessed from the boathouse. There are two guest suites and all bedrooms have their own private baths. Wonderfully landscaped with plenty of outdoor living, you'll enjoy inspired living with unsurpassed views with world class boating right at your fingertips. Full amenity packet available.
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The Bluffs at Old Sequatchie
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Whether you wish to purchase an estate lot or a 100 acre tract, we can custom design a parcel for you. Estate lots start at $15,000 and range from 1 1/3 acres to almost 3 acres in size. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment to tour this beautiful development. You can reach us by phone at (423) 837-8740, on my cell phone at (423) 304-6722, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can view these properties at our website located at UC-Land.com. Our office is located at 1030 Main Street in Kimball, TN. Please feel free to stop by and visit. We look forward to meeting you, and showing you these terrific properties.
Yellowstone National Park - Mammoth Hot Springs (2018)
Mammoth Hot Springs is a large complex of hot springs on a hill of travertine in Yellowstone National Park adjacent to Fort Yellowstone and the Mammoth Hot Springs Historic District. It was created over thousands of years as hot water from the spring cooled and deposited calcium carbonate (over two tons flow into Mammoth each day in a solution). Because of the huge amount of geothermal vents, travertine flourishes. Although these springs lie outside the caldera boundary, their energy has been attributed to the same magmatic system that fuels other Yellowstone geothermal areas.
View of the terraces made of crystallized calcium carbonate
The hot water that feeds Mammoth comes from Norris Geyser Basin after traveling underground via a fault line that runs through limestone and roughly parallel to the Norris-to-Mammoth road. The limestone from rock formations along the fault is the source of the calcium carbonate. Shallow circulation along this corridor allows Norris' superheated water to slightly cool before surfacing at Mammoth, generally at about 170 °F (80 °C). Algae living in the warm pools have tinted the travertine shades of brown, orange, red, and green.
Elk on travertine terraces, Mammoth Hot Springs
Thermal activity here is extensive both over time and distance. The thermal flows show much variability with some variations taking place over periods ranging from decades to days. Terrace Mountain at Mammoth Hot Springs is the largest known carbonate-depositing spring in the world. The most famous feature at the springs is the Minerva Terrace, a series of travertine terraces. The terraces have been deposited by the spring over many years but, due to recent minor earthquake activity, the spring vent has shifted, rendering the terraces dry.
The Mammoth Terraces extend all the way from the hillside, across the Parade Ground, and down to Boiling River. The Mammoth Hotel, as well as all of Fort Yellowstone, is built upon an old terrace formation known as Hotel Terrace. There was some concern when construction began in 1891 on the fort site that the hollow ground would not support the weight of the buildings. Several large sink holes (fenced off) can be seen out on the Parade Ground. This area has been thermally active for several thousand years.
The Mammoth area exhibits much evidence of glacial activity from the Pinedale Glaciation. The summit of Terrace Mountain is covered with glacial till, thereby dating the travertine formation there to earlier than the end of the Pinedale Glaciation. Several thermal kames, including Capitol Hill and Dude Hill, are major features of the Mammoth Village area. Ice-marginal stream beds are in evidence in the small, narrow valleys where Floating Island Lake and Phantom Lake are found. In Gardner Canyon one can see the old, sorted gravel bed of the Gardner River covered by unsorted glacial till.
Yellowstone National Park is an American national park located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone was the first national park in the U.S. and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world. The park is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful geyser, one of its most popular features. It has many types of ecosystems, but the subalpine forest is the most abundant. It is part of the South Central Rockies forests ecoregion.
Native Americans have lived in the Yellowstone region for at least 11,000 years. Aside from visits by mountain men during the early-to-mid-19th century, organized exploration did not begin until the late 1860s. Management and control of the park originally fell under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior, the first being Columbus Delano. However, the U.S. Army was subsequently commissioned to oversee management of Yellowstone for a 30-year period between 1886 and 1916. In 1917, administration of the park was transferred to the National Park Service, which had been created the previous year. Hundreds of structures have been built and are protected for their architectural and historical significance, and researchers have examined more than a thousand archaeological sites.
The Amazon’s Boiling River Kills Anything That Enters
When Andrés Ruzo was a boy, his grandfather would tell him tales of a mythical city of gold deep in the heart of the Peruvian jungle. Though never believing the stories to be true, the legend of the lost city stuck with him into adulthood. Years later, as a geothermal scientist, Ruzo decided to investigate. To his surprise, he discovered an incredulous river deep in the Amazon, with water hot enough to kill a human. Historically a place of pilgrimage for shamans and sorcerers, the river now faces increasing threats from poachers, loggers and squatters. Now, Ruzo is working hard to protect it.
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My Trip to Yellowstone National Park 09/11/2013
Your Guide to Grand Teton National Park
includes thoughtful commentary on Grand Teton's history, geography, flora, and fauna.Yellowstone has been a traveler's mecca since the late 1800s. The world's first national park proved a popular success. An intuitive map with clearly labeled don't miss attractions and trailhead locations helps point out exactly what to do and where to do it. This guide also features camping and lodging essentials, a detailed hiking table, and numerous activities, from do-it-yourself adventures to outfitter-led experiences. An insightful vacation planner takes you to the most popular destinations (from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone's doorstep). Nearby lodging, grocery stores, dining, festivals, and attractions are provided to help you decide what to do and where to stay on your family road trip.
My video helps you choose what to see in your time in Yellowstone. South Entrance -Old Faithful - Madison - Norris - Mammoth Hot Springs - Canyon Village - Mud Volcano - Yellowstone Lake.
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