Yellowstone National Park

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  • The first national park in the world
  • Known for its wildlife, geothermal features, and subalpine forest, which is most prevalent
  • Native Americans lived in Yellowstone for at least 11,000 years
  • The Yellowstone caldera is an active volcano
  • The Yellowstone caldera has erupted several times within the last 2 million years
  • Lava flows and rocks from volcanic eruptions cover most of the land
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Devils Tower

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  • Laccolithic butte composed of igneous rock
  • First declared United States National Monument in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1% of visitors have climbed the tower, mostly using traditional climbing techniques

Grand Teton

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  • Mountain reaching a height of 13,775 ft
  • Within the Snake River drainage basin, which feeds by several creeks and glaciers

 

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

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  • Complex of 5 museums featuring a research library with art and artifacts of the American West
  • Oldest and most comprehensive museum complex of the west

 

Wyoming Highway 130

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  • Locally known as the Snowy Range Road which rises over the Medicine Bow Mountains

 

Teton National Forest

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  • Forest that covers 19,911,200 acres

 

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center

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  • Now a museum, previously an internment camp for Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II
  • The museum is through the eyes of the Japanese and Japanese Americans and the experience of incarceration, constitutional issues, and race and social justice in the U.S.

 


 

Costs

all flights $268

food $39/day x 9 days = $351

hotel $85/day x 8 days = $680

tickets (all attractions) $96

TOTAL for whole itinerary $1,395