In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, Xanterra Parks & Resorts is a proud participant in the National Park Foundation’s “Find Your Park” campaign, which encourages every American to get out and explore the National Park System. It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks! Together we can connect and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.

Yellowstone became the world’s first national park when President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone Park Act into law on March 1, 1872. With the stroke of a pen, the nation and the world would start down an incredible path toward the protection and celebration of special places.

Xanterra can also trace its legendary hospitality back to the early days of the park, through the long series of changes and acquisitions that started with the Yellowstone Park Association (YPA) in 1886. It was the YPA that was responsible for the construction of the Lake Yellowstone Hotel, the oldest standing hotel in Yellowstone National Park, and a classic that will celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2016. Since these early days, Xanterra and its earlier generations have been responsible for the building and operations of a range of guest facilities and services including the nine remaining lodging operations and most notably, the renowned Old Faithful Inn.

Xanterra is proud to have been part of this heritage, and looks forward to partnering with the National Park Service for the next hundred years.

Find Your Park With Xanterra

We are privileged to operate in some of the finest National Parks in the country. Plan your next national park trip to Grand Canyon, Zion, Crater Lake, Glacier, Death Valley and more. Let us help you find your park!


Let the Experts Guide You

Austin Adventures, part of the Xanterra family, has been recognized as the #1 tour operator in national parks. If you’re looking for an all-inclusive vacation, their decades of experience ensure you’ll enjoy the best the parks have to offer. With active adventure-packed itineraries to great national parks like Yellowstone, Glacier, Bryce/Zion, Yosemite, Alaska and more, you can experience trips of a lifetime with our award-winning Austin Adventures.


Special deals to help you Find Your Park

Every Kid in a Park

Thanks to a new initiative with the White House and The National Park Foundation, all 4th graders and their families will be invited to visit our country’s outdoor treasures anytime they like during the 2015-2016 school year…free of charge!

Fee Free Days 2016
During 2016, the entrance fee to Yellowstone National Park and the nation’s other National Parks and Monuments, will be waived on the following days:

  • January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 16 through 24 – National Park Week
  • August 25 through 28 – National Park Service Birthday (and following weekend)
  • September 24 – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day

Annual Passes 

The National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Forest Service also participate in the America the Beautiful National Parks Pass and Federal Recreational Lands Pass programs.