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Road Trip USA: Great Sights of the West – Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone And The Grand Tetons

Plan a driving trip to experience many national parks and monuments, as well as other interesting Western sights in South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. When Yellowstone, America's first national park, was founded by Congress in 1872, it established a tradition for the preservation of our country's natural resources. Today, we count nearly 400 natural treasures from Acadia to Mt. Zion in...

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Going Wild At Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is a perfect vacation spot where you can appreciate some quality time without interruption, save the cry of an endangered Bald Eagle or the humbling roar of a gushing waterfall. Theodore Roosevelt saw it as a gift for all humans to enjoy. Nearly three decades later, his fifth cousin and 32nd president...

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Explore Wilderness In Glacier National Park

Pristine lakes, mountain goats, snow-capped mountains, stunning views: Glacier National Park in northern Montana has it all, but may lose its glaciers before long. Located in the northwestern corner of Montana, Glacier National Park was the United States’ tenth designated National Park, celebrating its centennial anniversary...

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7 Top Dude Ranches to Take the Kids

For any kid that ever dreamed of being a cowboy or cowgirl, a dude ranch vacation is the perfect place to try on your spurs and see what your little cowpokes are made of.Some dude ranches can be a working ranch, rounding up cattle by horseback during the day and sitting ‘round a campfire at night. However, many dude ranches cater to families with a resort atmosphere focusing more on outdoor...

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The Ultimate Montana And Wyoming Comfort Expedition

Hike, bike, swim and raft your way around the world with Austin Adventures, on a soft adventure with ages 7+ or on a more challenging trip with teens. They call it "Big Sky Country," and just one day of hiking in the mountains gave us proof that this was no misnomer. A couple of days of our Austin Adventures were spent in Montana’s Paradise Valley, and again this was proof that Montanans...

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Gorgeous Yellowstone – Family Winter Getaways with Snow Tours from $190 PP

The Old Faithful Snow Lodge in Yellowstone National Park, one of the favorite Xanterra Parks & Resorts properties, is featuring value family snow fun packages through early March. Although park trails are only ccessible by snowcoach, snowmobile, snowshoes or skis, the lodge itself is located in the heart of the...

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Ghost Towns of the American West

Up for a bit of a scare blended with historical haunts on your next vacation; discover the ghost towns of the Southwest in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, California, and Utah. Learn about the history of the Gold Rush, the daily life of miner's and the ghostly remains of today. After a family visit, you'll be able to see for yourself if they're really haunted by gold miners past.Before...

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The Powwow Trail

I think of my life being a path of incredible movement. If it weren't for the spectacular dance and constant interactions between subatomic particles traveling at some velocity on a path, I wouldn't exist. Motion is life. This strong appreciation for life and movement was passed down from my ancestors. The people I descend from strongly believe in the power and energy of movement and honor it with...

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Lone Mountain Ranch, Big Sky, Montana

This family finds going home to Big Sky's exclusive family ranch provides unforgettable outdoor fun all year round.Thomas Wolfe once said, "You can't go home again", but this summer I discovered that you can go back... to camp with your family. Westerncamp, that is, in the Spanish Peaks of Montana. After perusing books on Montana and Wyoming, I chose Lone Mountain Ranch, located in...

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The Pollard Hotel, Red Lodge, Montana

Here's a real Montana ski town with a landmark hotel and wide-open skies for your authentic winter family adventure.It’s no secret that the American West is expansive—in both environment and in its historical cast of characters.  For example, there was the multi-talented man who toured the United States and Europe with his Wild West show—Buffalo Bill Cody.  Then there...

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