Yellowstone National Park is a nearly 3,500 sq mile wilderness area atop a volcanic hot spot. Mostly in Wyoming, the park spreads into parts of Montana and Idaho too. Yellowstone has dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and the most famous Old Faithful. It is also home to hundreds of animal species, including […]

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Joshua Tree National Park got its name from the Joshua Tree (known scientifically as Yucca brevifolia), which is native to the park. Legend has it that the tree was named by Mormons who were reminded of the biblical story of Joshua reaching his hands to the sky after seeing the tree’s branches.   The park […]

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