Roosevelt Arch, Yellowstone National Park

The Roosevelt Arch is the formal North entrance to Yellowstone National Park.  The Roosevelt Arch has always been a symbolic gateway in to Yellowstone National Park. This iconic symbol of Yellowstone’s history was dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt. An inscription at the top of the arch reads “For the benefit and enjoyment of people.” which helps us remember why Yellowstone was set aside and protected back in 1872.

“I grow very fond of this place,” said President Roosevelt.”And it certainly gas a desolate, grim beauty of it’s own, that has a curious fascination for me.”

“It is a pleasure now to say a few words to you at the laying corner stone of the beautiful arch which is to mark the entrance to this park. Yellowstone National Park is something absolutely unique in the world, so far as I know. Nowhere else in any civilized country is there to be found such a tract of veritable wonderland made accessible to all visitors.”

With those few words, President Theodore Roosevelt dedicated the arch that now bears his name, at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park, Gardiner, Montana, on April 24,1903.

Both of the entrances of the park are open all year long. If you want to know how much it costs to get in the park, just click on this link: