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10 Places To Focus Your Eclipse Watching Skills

With today's total solar eclipse crossing America, interest in the universe is sky high. Since everyone in the United States can observe a partial to total eclipse of the Sun for the first time since 1918, we suggest you watch our

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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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My 3 Favorite Family Dude Ranches

Looking for a dude ranch experience neither you nor your children will regret? Sit-a-spell and read on. Families with little critters will find most ranches only allow children 7 years and above on trail rides; young'uns 3 years and older can 'pony' around the corral. Accommodations are typically large rustic doubles in a main lodge. (Private family cabins and other rooming options are noted, where...

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Cody, Wyoming And The Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Authentic Wild West activities for all ages and a world class museum draw families to Cody, in the area of northeastern Wyoming known as Yellowstone Country. Drive into the small city of Cody, Wyoming on July 4th, and you won’t believe the traffic. Every year, families gather here from the surrounding wide open spaces for the Cody Stampede, a celebration with parades,...

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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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Wyoming’s Jackson Hole

Whether it's winter, spring, summer or fall, Jackson, Wyoming is the place to be for wannabe' cow folk, outdoorsmen, and extreme sports enthusiasts. Jackson, Wyoming is a half-tamed frontier valley surrounded by an enormous variety of adventures, extreme and less extreme, within the National Elk Refuge, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National...

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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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Re-Visiting Our Original Tiny Traveler Award Winners: 1998 to 2015

In 1998 the concept of "family travel" was not as refined as it is today, with hotels mainly targeting the 5-12 age set when it came to services and activities. So, Family Travel Forum set out to discover the best getaways for new parents with infants and toddlers under 3-years of age. After months of research, investigative reporting, site inspections and networking with parents, we came up...

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The Cowboy Life For Me At Cheyenne Frontier Days

Widely known as "The Daddy of 'em All," the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days is a 10-day summer festival that celebrates all things cowboy and Indian. The centerpiece is theProfessional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) sanctioned rodeo (the prize purse tops $1 million) where you can watch bronco and bull riding and team roping performed by the field's...

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