Gardiner is located at the northern entrance to Yellowstone National Park and is situated in breathtaking Paradise Valley, with the Yellowstone River running right through town. As such, Gardiner is a center of activity for visitors to the region and is the original entrance to the Park, boasting numerous hotels and lodging options. President Theodore Roosevelt visited Gardiner in 1903, when he dedicated the famous Roosevelt Arch, through which travelers go on their way to the “Yellowstone Wonderland.” The overall height of the arch is 50 feet with an entrance arch of 30 feet high and 20 feet wide. The arch is inscribed with the words, “For the Benefit and Enjoyment of All People,” a quote taken from the congressional act which made Yellowstone the World’s first National Park, in 1872.
Population: 867 | Elevation: 5,314ft. | County: Park | www.gardinerchamber.com
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