Yellowstone National Park's First 130 Years

Northern Pacific Train Engine

Tourism to Yellowstone continued to flourish, jumping from 300 people in 1872 to 5,000 in 1883. This was largely due to the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad at the North Entrance of the park. Additional rail lines to other park entrance points followed on the Northern Pacific's heels. Once at the park, visitors could pay approximately $40 to embark on a 5 day adventure through "Wonderland". They traveled by stagecoaches, surrey carts, and "Tallyho Wagons", especially designed for use in Yellowstone.


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