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Helena is conveniently located between two beautiful national parks. Glacier National Park is just 185 miles northwest of Helena, while Yellowstone National Park is 175 miles south.
Yellowstone is the world’s oldest national park and is famous for its many geysers including the legendary Old Faithful. Glacier is a million-acre park featuring enormous mountains, beautiful lakes, lush valleys and a handful of glaciers.
From 1886 until the creation of the National Park Service in 1916 the United States Army was responsible for the administration and management of Yellowstone National Park.
A virtual stroll along the sidwalks of Fort Yellowstone takes you back to when the West was being tamed, the national park idea was new, and visitors travelled dusty roads in horse-drawn carriages. Explore life at Fort Yellowstone and discover how the U.S. Army saved one of this nation's most treasured places - Yellowstone National Park.