Yellowstone: The Last Best Place

This course is an introduction to the awesomeness that is Yellowstone. It will teach you about it's history and show you reasons why it's the most beautiful place on earth.

Yellowstone's Beginnings


Established in 1872

  • Yellowstone was established as the world's first national park in 1872. 
  • Railroad arrived in 1883, allowing easier visitor access.
  • The US Army managed the park from 1886 through 1918.
  • Automobiles allowed into the park in 1915, making visits easier and more economical.
  • National Park Service created in 1916.

Video of Yellowstone's History

Yellowstone Today

Video of What Yellowstone Looks Like Today

History of Yellowstone's Concessions


National Parks Service Link