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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton NPGrand Teton National Park is located in the northwest corner of Wyoming 16 miles south of Yellowstone National Park. Grand Teton National Park is located in The Grand Teton Range. Grand Teton first became a National Park on February 26, 1929 when President Calvin Coolidge signed the law, introduced in 1928 by Wyoming Senator John Kendrick, establishing the area as a National Park. Because there was considerable controversy and opposition to the park in the local communities, especially Jackson Hole, Grand Teton was smaller than today and did not include all affected ecosystems.

For many years local ranchers and others opposed expansion of the park on the grounds of lost local tax revenues, access to Federal lands and states rights. Finally, in 1950, Congress enlarged the park to its present boundaries. Currently Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are the principal attentions of the  tourism based economy of northwest Wyoming. 

Currently Grand Teton National Park consists of over 310,000 acres and includes the northern section of Jackson Hole and all the major peaks in the Grand Teton Range. Grand Teton National Park has over 2.6 million visitors each year.

Cities within 50 miles of Grand Teton National Park:
Montana:
Big Sky
Livingston
Red Lodge
Wyoming:
Cody
Jackson
Jackson Hole

Cities within 200 miles of Grand Teton National Park:
Montana:
Billings
Bozeman
Wyoming:
Buffalo
Greybull

Lander
Idaho:
Idaho Falls
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