Yellowstone National Park
Things to do and learn
Visit Hot Springs
Yellowstone National Park has a variety and abundance of geothermal features. Upper Geyser Basin was our favorite place to explore some of the most famous hot springs and geysers.
Marvel at the majesty of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone by going on one of the many spectacular hikes around the area.
See Lots of Wildlife
It's hard not to feel a bit like you are on a Disney safari tour on a visit to Yellowstone National Park. Elk, moose, bear, buffalo are some of the large mammals you will find along the roadside or within range of your hiking trail.
Go Horseback Riding
A great way to get off the beaten path is to do it on horseback. Horseback riding through back country in Yellowstone is a great way to feel immersed in the culture and landscape of the Wild West.
Take a Boat Trip
Imagine paddling down a river and spotting two bald eagles fishing for their eaglet in a nearby nest. That's the kind of thing you'd find on the National Geographic Channel or on a boat trip in Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone is a marvel of geology. Tap into your kids wonder and excitement about your visit and help them learn the science behind Yellowstone's fascinating geothermal features.
Fire is has been key factor in shaping the ecosystem of Yellowstone National Park. Learn about forest fires and how they help and sustain life and balance in the park.
Nature makes things big in Wyoming. Big mountains, big mammals, big geysers and big BUGS. Learning bug science in Yellowstone will make finding those giant critters fun and fascinating.
Study History of Wild West
Located about 45 minutes from the east entrance of Yellowstone is the town of Cody, Wyoming. Founded by "Buffalo Bill" Cody stays true to its roots with an old western town with great shops and wild west show performed in the streets every day. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West museum makes the side trip to Cody well worth a visit.
Study Native American History
Before westward expansion, great, nomadic Native American tribes lived in the Yellowstone area. Learning about the history, culture and customs of these native peoples is an important part of truly appreciating this special place.
Be a Paleontologist
Have a kid who like dinosaurs? Take a side trip to the Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis, WY. Visit their world class museum and join one of their paleontologist on dig.