Must See in Yellowstone National Park

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The Mammoth Area

Venture intorepparttar Mammoth area and you’ll noticerepparttar 149227 red-roofed, many-chimneyed buildings that make up part of historic Fort Yellowstone. Fourteen years of poor management of Yellowstone led officials to turn management ofrepparttar 149228 National Park over torepparttar 149229 United States’ Cavalry in 1886. Forrepparttar 149230 first five years,repparttar 149231 Cavalry, lived in Camp Sheridan but, after five bone chilling wintersrepparttar 149232 soldiers builtrepparttar 149233 more perminant post known as Fort Yellowstone.

Prior to 1903 visitors to Yellowstone National Park tookrepparttar 149234 train to Cinnabar, Montana then climbed into horse-drawn carriages to enterrepparttar 149235 park. Eventuallyrepparttar 149236 railway extended allrepparttar 149237 way to Gardiner and people then enteredrepparttar 149238 park throughrepparttar 149239 immense stone gateway, known asrepparttar 149240 Roosevelt Arch. Designed by Robert Reamer, a renowned Yellowstone architect,repparttar 149241 arch was designed for coaches to travel through as they enteredrepparttar 149242 park. During construction, President Theodore Roosevelt was visitingrepparttar 149243 park and tookrepparttar 149244 opportunity to layrepparttar 149245 cornerstone ofrepparttar 149246 arch which now bears his name. The top ofrepparttar 149247 arch is inscribed withrepparttar 149248 words “Forrepparttar 149249 benefit and enjoyment ofrepparttar 149250 people” a quote fromrepparttar 149251 Organic Act of 1872 which enabledrepparttar 149252 legislation for Yellowstone National Park.

Other Must See Sites in Yellowstone National Park.

As you enjoy your Yellowstone National Park Vacation, you’ll want to be sure to see these other sites including,repparttar 149253 Engineers Office, built byrepparttar 149254 Corps of Engineers;repparttar 149255 Scottish Rite Chapel and Capitol Hill,repparttar 149256 former site of Superintendent Norris’ headquarters. The Kite Hill cemetery is a great place to visit and containsrepparttar 149257 graves of early Yellowstone settlers and employees. Another Yellowstone landmark designed by architect Robert Reamer isrepparttar 149258 Reamer House. Reamer House is a beautiful example of Prairie-style architecture. Finally, check outrepparttar 149259 photographic studio used byrepparttar 149260 Haynes family,repparttar 149261 old roads, bridges, railroad beds andrepparttar 149262 historic structures inrepparttar 149263 town of Gardiner.

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Where Lewis and Clark Stopped in Montana.

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Perhaps one of Montana’s most famous landmarks, Great Falls, which Lewis described as a sublimely grand spectacle, can be viewed from a series of scenic overlooks. These overlooks located in Montana Power Company’s Ryan Dam Park, contain many informative interpretive signs. The Portage aroundrepparttar Great Falls delayedrepparttar 149226 Lewis and Clark expedition of almost a month in 1805. The Expeditions’ boats and supplies had to be portaged nearly 18 miles around this navigational obstacle. Almost all ofrepparttar 149227 route is privately owned and is not accessible to visitors. Again, visitors wishing to own a piece of history can contract one ofrepparttar 149228 Great Falls area’s local realtors to see if any of this privately land becomes available. A quick look atrepparttar 149229 Montana Map shows Square Butte, a landmark named “Fort Mountain” byrepparttar 149230 expedition in 1805. Lewis used this landmark to guide him torepparttar 149231 Great Falls in 1806. Another landmark,repparttar 149232 aptly named Lewis and Clark Pass, was crossed byrepparttar 149233 party in 1806 as they followed an Indian Trail torepparttar 149234 Great Falls. This landmark is accessible by a foot trail. Commercial boat trips are available to vacationers interested in an explorer’s eye view of another landmark onrepparttar 149235 map of Montana named by Lewis. The Gates ofrepparttar 149236 Mountains is a spectacular Missouri River Canyon and well worthrepparttar 149237 trip. Montana Vacationers will also find lots of state recreation areas located around Canyon Ferry Lake, many of which have Lewis and Clark interpretation. There are many other Lewis and Clark Expedition sites to visit on your Montana Vacation. Other Lewis and Clark stops you’ll see on your Montana Map include, Missouri Headwaters State Park, Beaverhead Rock State Monument, Clark’s Lookout State Monument, Camp Fortunate Overlook, Lemhi Pass, Cameahwait’s Shoshone Camp, Travelers Rest and many others. So plan your Lewis and Clark Montana Vacation now. And remember, your Montana real estate agent is only a phone call away if you decide to stay.

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