Yellowstone was the first area in the world rewarded with National Park status, designated in 1872. The good news spread quickly across the country and then across the world, making the Yellowstone National Park one of America’s most popular national parks. It is located in the U.S. states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. With a huge variety of wildlife and unforgettable sights all around, it carries the status of the country’s national wonder with every right. One of its unique features is the rainbow-colored hot springs, but the view over Grand Canyon of Yellowstone is also not to be missed. It is the home of some of the most famous geysers in the world and a huge variety of animals such as wolves, bison, elk, and grizzly bears. The world's most notable geyser is situated in this breathtaking place. Steamboat Geyser, in Yellowstone National Park's Norris Geyser Basin, is the world's tallest currently-active geyser. Another geyser to be mentioned is Old Faithful. Although it isn't the largest geyser in the world, Old Faithful’s eruptions are definitely inspiring, averaging around 130 feet high. This is a must-see for every Yellowstone visitor. Sitting in the heart of Yellowstone's West Thumb area is Yellowstone Lake, the park's largest body of water. Yellowstone Lake is a very popular destination among anglers and boaters. Besides all the mentioned sights, the visitors can’t miss the Mammoth Hot Springs and Yellowstone Falls (consisting of two major waterfalls on the Yellowstone River) if they wish to complete their experience.