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Old Faithful, Yellowstone

Photo above: Old Faithful Geyser, 1872, Yellowstone National Park. One of the original thirty-three national parks in the National Park Service on its date of August 25, 1916. Right: Just one spectacular scene from Yellowstone National Park, the oldest National Park.


National Park Service 100th Anniversary

  • Yellowstone 100th Events

    Yellowstone National Park will be finalizing their 2016 events at various times through the year. Stop back for more info when it becomes available. For now, they have several 2016 Centennial event announced that they consider part of the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary celebrations.

    2016 Events

    May 13, 2016 - Lake Yellowstone Hotel 125th Anniversary Event
    Time: 9:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Lake Yellowstone Hotel.

    Event: Event begins with a procession of historic vehicles from Lake Lodge to the Lake Hotel. Special ceremony including remarks and a plaque unveiling for the hotel's recent designation as a National Historic Landmark will be held at 10:00 a.m. Walking tours of the hotel and short driving tours of the area by historic Yellow buses will be offered at no cost and available on a first-come, first served basis immediately following the ceremony.

    August 25, 2016 - Gardiner Gateway Project Centennial Celebration
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Location: North Entrance of Yellowstone at Gardiner, Montana.

    Event: Celebration of the centennial of the National Park Service at the 1st Gateway community to the park, Gardiner, Montana. To be held on both sides of the park boundary. The Gardiner Project includes new walkways, welcome center, Arch Park amphitheater, and reconstruction of the historic depot. Some of these projects will be completed by the Centennial date in Phase One of the project.

    Yellowstone National Park and its partners will host a very special Centennial event, An Evening at the Arch, to kick off the second century of the National Park Service, highlight the importance of public/private partnerships, and recognize the completion of the Gardiner Gateway Project (Phase One). The event features a talented line-up of performers: Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Leyla McCalla, the children's chorus The Singing Angels from Cleveland, Ohio, and Teddy Roosevelt reenactor, Joe Wiegand, with more performers and details to be announced in the coming months. Local, state, and national dignitaries will also speak at the event. The event will be held rain or shine. Free, but tickets required. Events will seat six thousand people.

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