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Tower Fall, Yellowstone National Park

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Tower Fall is a waterfall on Tower Creek in the northeastern region of Yellowstone National Park, in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Approximately 1000yd upstream from the creek's confluence with the Yellowstone River, the fall plunges 132 feet (40 m). Its name comes from the rock pinnacles at the top of the fall. Tower Creek and Tower Falls are located approximately three miles south of Roosevelt Junction on the Tower-Canyon road.HistoryOn September 15–16, 1869, members of the Cook–Folsom–Peterson Expedition spent a whole day in the Tower Fall area before crossing the river and traveling up the East Fork of the Yellowstone (Lamar River).In August 1870, the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition camped near and explored the Tower Fall area for several days en route to Yellowstone Lake. In his 1871 report to Secretary of War Gustavus C. Doane, a member of the expedition described Tower Falls thus:The fall was named by Samuel Hauser, a member of the Washburn party. Hauser made this notation in his diary on August 27, 1870:The fall was renamed Tower Fall (singular) by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1928.A well-known painting by Thomas Moran in 1871 helped persuade Congress to set aside Yellowstone as the world's first national park in 1872.
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  • Only 150 yard walk on nice path to viewing platform - which can get crowded. There is a cafe/gift shop & good restrooms. Plenty of parking.  more »
  • The rivers are high in Yellowstone so the falls are marvelous right now. This falls people overlook. We have been here 4 times and never saw a crowd. Maybe just lucky. The view is impressive.  more »
  • You must hike down a trail to see these falls be careful if it has rained. We did this early one morning when it had frosted and the trail was slippery! But the view was great.  more »
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  • It was literally the best thing I have ever seen! It is a must see if you are on a family vacation
  • I am in love with Tower Falls! Amazing breathtaking views , lots of fun, must see in Yellowstone
  • The 132-foot drop of Tower Creek, framed by eroded volcanic pinnacles has been documented by park visitors from the earliest trips of Europeans into the Yellowstone region. Its idyllic setting has inspired numerous artists, including Thomas Moran. His painting of Tower Fall played a crucial role in the establishment of Yellowstone National Park in 1872. The nearby Bannock Ford on the Yellowstone River was an important travel route for early Native Americans as well as for early European visitors and miners up to the late 19th century.
  • Its alright to stop when you drive along, but I wouldnt go there when not passing by.
  • Great falls. There's also a trail that tales you down to the rivers edge. It's seem better days but the view is great.