ISLAND PARK, Idaho (PRWEB) September 09, 2015
As autumn continues on, the temperatures begin to grow cooler and the landscape begins to take on a different look and feel. Getaways Resort Management believes this is the perfect time to visit Yellowstone National Park’s Mammoth Hot Springs area.
Just near the park’s north entrance, Mammoth Hot Springs is a prime location from which to explore all that this area of the park has to offer. From historic buildings to the hot springs themselves, Getaways Resort Management shares its top three spots for vacationers at Timbers at Island Park Village to visit in this area of the park this fall.
1. Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces: Visitors shouldn’t let the sulfur smell turn them away. These natural terraces are a wonder to behold. What’s even more amazing is that because of the make-up of these terraces, they can change appearance at any time making each visit a unique experience. According to Getaways Resort Management, there are approximately 50 hot springs in the Mammoth Hot Springs area, with the water coming from the rain and snow that fall high on the slopes in and around Yellowstone. The warm heat radiating from the magma chamber beneath the park warms the cold ground water before it rises back to the surface. That water mixed with the minerals and gases beneath the earth allows the terraces to form – and change – over time.
2. Fort Yellowstone: Yellowstone was plagued with poachers, vandals and squatters early on, so in 1886 the U.S. Secretary of the Interior asked the U.S Army to intervene. Soldiers marched into Mammoth Hot Springs and oversaw the construction of Fort Yellowstone. From that year until the creation of the National Park Service in 1916, the Army took responsibility for the administration and management of the park. Getaways Resort Management says the buildings of the fort are still used today, but now as the Albright Visitor Center, offices and employee housing.
3. The Heritage and Research Center: Located in historic Gardiner, Mont., the Heritage and Research Center is home to the park’s museum collection, archives, research library, historian and archaeology lab.
According to the center’s website, there are almost 3,000 linear feet of historic records, 90,000 photographic prints and negatives, 20,000 books and manuscripts, 300,000 cultural and natural science specimens, over 35,000 archaeological artifacts and approximately 10,000 plant specimens. Getaways Resort Management says the facility is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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