Travel the World: Yellowstone National Park
English Level: Intermediate
Stephen gives us some information about the history and features of Yellowstone National Park in the USA.
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Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872. It is located mostly in the U.S.A. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. Yellowstone was the first national park in the world, and is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular features in the park.
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