|Above, the Old Faithful Inn, where today's birthday party is to be held. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Yellowstone National Park celebrates its 150th birthday today. The park itself is millions of years old, but it has only been a national park for 150 years.
A birthday party is going to be held today at the Old Faithful Inn.
According to Cowboy State Daily:
Yellowstone National Park turns 150 years old Friday — and park staff and concessionaires are throwing an appropriately exuberant party to celebrate.
Friday’s public celebration of the birthday of the world’s first national park will be held at Old Faithful Inn, kicking off the 150th summer season of America’s first national park.
To commemorate the event, a ceremony will be held with remarks from representatives of the National Park Service and Xanterra Travel Collection – but after the pomp and circumstances, the fun begins.
Much like a child’s birthday party, there will be rides (free historic Yellow Bus tours in the Old Faithful area), colorful decorations (a Native American art exhibit) and food (from the concessionaires), as well as free walking tours of the historic Old Faithful Inn.
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