Grand Prismatic Geyser
In 1872,Yellowstone National Park became the world's first officially designated national park. The Yosemite Grant in 1864 had paved the way for what would become America's Best Idea! Art portrayed by photographer William Henry Jackson and painter Thomas Moran helped bring to life the unbelievable wonders of Yellowstone to Congress and the President. At over 2.2 million acres, the park is a Unesco World Heritage Site spread across three states and five counties.