Have not driven there but I will one day if the creeks don't rise too high.
Plan to spend a week in the area. Been there twice and have not seen it all. Just south is Jackson Hole and Cody is east of Yellowstone. That is where Buffalo Bill lived. Ate a 26oz. steak in Boseman MT. one time. Could not do that again! Enjoy your trip.
Jim, The trip is well worth the drive. We rved from Alabama and went there on our way to Alaska. Went in the south gate. You can spend a week there easy. Lot of animals and all the gysers are something. Kind of scary knowing you are on a volcano. Jackson Hole is interesting as GTS said. You will not be dissapointed
I am formerly from Massachusetts and have been to Yellowstone three times in my life. It is definitely worth the drive! You will see some of the most beautiful mountain scenery one can ever encounter. Yellowstone is definitely the most spectacular geothermal formation on the earth. Last summer, my hubby and I saw a bear and two of her cubs there. The geysers, mud pots, waterfalls, gorges, and wildflife will take your breath away. We stayed in a lovely camground on the edge of town in West Yellowstone, Montana where our dog was stalked by a wolf as we walked her on our dog run one night. Buffalo roam freely while moose, elk, deer, and lots of other critters will be in sight. Yellowstone Lake is formed from a crater of a volcano.
If you can travel even further northwest, Glacier National Park in northwest Montana and is home to the last 6 remaining glaciers in the US that I know of. (They will all be gone in 30 years.) Now, that is the most scenic and unforgettable place of all! You must travel that area in June or July, however.
You must see the Grand Tetons, WY along the way, one of the newest mountain ranges in geological time. Their rugged peaks appear pink in the sky, a sight that will stay with you forever.