Things to do in WEST YELLOWSTONE with kids

Montana is truly a special place. Unspoilt wilderness, amazing wildlife, and a true American West way about it…a place where kids can experience what small-town frontier America may have been like. Oh yes, and dinosaurs!  (Make sure you visit the numerous museums like Great Plains Dinosaur Museum)

Kids can’t go to Montana and not experience the wild outdoors. Glacier National Park has an incredibly unique ecosystem, and Bitterroot National Forest spans over 1.6 million acres! The scenery in Montana is magical and a haven for kids to explore in.

History can be relived with sites like Little Bighorn Battlefield, as well as incredible museums like the frontier inspired Fort Benton Heritage Museum, and the Museum of the Rockies.  An amazing education for kids!

Wait, you want cowboys? Why didn't you say so! There are plenty of true Western experiences to be had for kids with activities such as Jakes Horses, or perhaps a visit to a true working ranch with Grant-Kohrs Ranch!

With 180 degrees of Big Sky, Montana is an unforgettable experience for kids, and a state with countless places to visit with kids!

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  • Wagon Wheel RV Park

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    West Yellowstone

    Right near the Western entrance to Yellowstone National Park, this Wyoming Campground will take you back to the yee haw days of the Old West!

  • Yellowstone Historic Center

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    West Yellowstone

    A fascinating museum that showcases the rich travel history of Yellowstone National Park in Montana

  • Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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    West Yellowstone

    An AZA accredited, Not-for-Profit, Wildlife Park and Educational Facility. The Center is dedicated to providing visitors to the Yellowstone area the unique opportunity to learn about, observe and ...

  • Yellowstone Camping and RV Park

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    (11 miles) West Yellowstone

    RV camping fun in the stunning Yellowstone - a great base to use for your National Park adventure in Montana! Outdoor fun with fishing, horseriding, water sports and more!

  • Yellowstone National Park

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    (25 miles) Gardiner

    Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park! It is so big it's stretched over 3 states - Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho - and is home to a large variety of wildlife ...

  • Stagecoach Adventure and Old West Cookout

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    (30 miles) Yellowstone

    Yee-haa! Ride on a horse-drawn, canvas-covered wagon to an authentic cowboy cookout steak dinner in Pleasant Valley. Have a look for wildlife along the way. When you get there, a singing cowboy ...

  • Jakes Horses

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    (40 miles) Gallatin Gateway

    Outdoor adventure under the Big Sky of Montana, with trail rides, pack trips, fishing trips and great family fun!

  • John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway

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    (55 miles) Moose

    The late conservationist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. made substantial contributions to quite a few national parks.Located at the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the ...

  • Green Canyon Hot Springs

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    (62 miles) Newdale

    Is an ideal stay with kids wanting to learn to swim, as there are naturally warmed on site facilities plus an accredited swim school.

  • Grand Teton National Park

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    (64 miles) Moose

    Four million visitors a year can't be wrong! This amazing national park in Wyoming has incredible mountains, extraordinary wildlife and lakes for families to explore and enjoy!

  • FatCats

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    (66 miles) Rexburg

    Tenpin Bowling, 3D cinema and Balladium Play Arena, Glow in the Dark Pirate themed mini golf, plus extensive arcade with billiards tables.

  • Teton Flood Museum

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    (67 miles) Rexburg

    Extensive collections of flood memorabilia including films, photos, and other items related to the Teton Dam disaster. Plus Rexburg Children's Museum.

  • Museum of Rexburg

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    (67 miles) Rexburg

    Formerly the Teton Flood Museum, this fascinating museum tells the story of that famous Teton Dam failure, and also features a Children's Discovery Room

  • Spire Climbing Center

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    (69 miles) Bozeman

    Kids of all ages can enjoy this premier indoor rock climbing center. You're never to young to climb!

  • Museum of the Rockies

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    (69 miles) Bozeman

    All year round fun in Montana with this fun Museum of the Rockies, with one of the world's largest collections of dinosaurs, as well as exhibits on American Indians, Western history and a ...

  • American Computer Museum

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    (70 miles) Bozeman

    Open since 1990: The world's oldest continually operating museum dedicated to the history of the Information Age. Experience 800 Years of Rare Books, Manuscripts, Historic Newspapers, Maps & Prints. ...

  • The Pioneer Museum

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    (70 miles) Bozeman

    The Gallatin Historical Society, founded in 1977, moved into two rooms in the county jail building in 1979. Built in 1911, the jail was already considered an historic structure. When prisoners were ...

  • Bogert City Park

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    (71 miles) Bozeman

    Bogert Park is one of Bozeman's oldest and most used parks. Bogert has an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, a basketball court, playground equipment, a large open field, and a band shell that ...

  • Yellowstone Safari Co

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    (71 miles) Bozeman

    Yellowstone Safari Company offers private Yellowstone Park wildlife tours and Lewis and Clark tours in Montana, Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Teton National Park.

  • Yellowstone Gateway Museum

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    (74 miles) Livingston

    Home to an extensive collection of artifacts and exhibits featuring Park County, Yellowstone Park, Railroad, Pioneer, and Old West History.

  • Yellowstone Bear World

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    (74 miles) Rexburg

    Spend the day surrounded by roaming wildlife of North America at this drive-thru wildlife park, only 5 miles south of Rexburg!

  • Kelly Canyon Ski Resort

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    (75 miles) Ririe

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 35% green runs, plus terrain training park.

  • Camas Wildlife Refuge

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    (76 miles) Hamer

    Home to huge amounts of bird life and small mammals, with year round hiking options, and winter sports.

  • Heise Hot Springs

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    (76 miles) Ririe

    Offers natural hot and warm pools, plus summer pool with diving board and 350ft water slide! Plus zip line tour, golfing and fishing.

  • Mountain River Ranch

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    (76 miles) Ririe

    Wild West dinner and live shows, as well as an RV park and family campground in Idaho!

  • Granite Creek Guest Ranch

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    (79 miles) Ririe

    Kids can enjoy a REAL working cattle ranch on 4000 beautiful acres in the Rocky Mountains of Idaho. Wildlife, starry skies, and a genuine old west experience!

  • National Museum of Wildlife Art

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    (81 miles) Jackson Hole

    The museum is unique among American art museums, distinguished by its mission and location. The museum strives to enrich and inspire public appreciation of fine art and humanity's relationship with ...

  • Teton Raptor Center

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    (81 miles) Wilson

    Tour Teton Raptor Center's rehabilitation clinic and Raptor Barn at the historic Hardeman Ranch in Wilson, Wyoming. Meet our resident raptors and learn about birds of prey in the Greater Yellowstone ...

  • Ripleys Believe It or Not

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    (83 miles) Jackson Hole

    Whether you survive the puzzling illusion of the "Flip-Flop Lodge" or hike through our Bizzare Forest, here at Ripleys Believe It or Not you'll find something for everyone. One of the many fun family ...

  • Jackson Hole Play House

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    (83 miles) Jackson Hole

    Jackson Hole's first live theatre opened in the 1950's and is still going strong, and family friendly!

  • Sands Whitewater & Scenic River Trips

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    (83 miles) Jackson Hole

    Sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty of the river as your guide works the oars on this scenic float trip. Be sure to bring a camera or video equipment for the chance of seeing wildlife on this ...

  • Snow King Resort

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    (84 miles) Jackson Hole

    There are a ton of fun activities in Jackson Hole for kids and families! Outdoor Summer Fun: Alpine Slide, Mini Golf, Horseback riding,Playgrounds throughout town, Fishing, Climbing Wall, Bungee ...

  • Lewis and Clark Caverns

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    (89 miles) Whitehall

    Kids will love exploring one of the largest known limestone caverns in the entire Northwest! Through guided tours, experience the natural wonders of these magnificent caverns.

  • ijump

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    (91 miles) Idaho Falls

    Enjoy open jump sessions and bounce as you please, try trampoline dodgeball or give stunt jumping a go with a soft foam pit landing! Plus wee-jump mini jumper area.

  • Blast Off

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    (91 miles) Idaho Falls

    Great indoor fun for kids in Idaho with splash tag, mini golf, rock climbing, laser tag, and so much more!