Yellowstone National Park is known as a national mecca for exploration and outdoor fun. It does not matter whether you and your family are science lovers and want to visit the geysers, or if you want to spend a day with your loved ones rafting and hiking, there are a variety of ways you can find Yellowstone vacation things to see that will make everyone in your group happy.
Buffalo Bill, The Draper Museum And The Whitney Western Art Museum
Not only did he take a ride on the Pony Express, but he considered Mark Twain one of his closest friends. Buffalo Bill Cody entertained thousands throughout his life with his Wild West Shows. However, he had a very humble beginning. He was born and raised in Kansas, and he seemed to be the last one that would eventually find international fame. His is honored, along with western artifacts and firearms at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West located in Cody, Wyoming.
The Draper Museum of Natural History is the perfect portrayal of this part of the country as it looked the first explorers and inhabitants. It is not uncommon while taking a walk down the circular pathway, you hear the cry of a wolf off in the distance. You may also hear the slight crackle of a campfire, or hearing a gust of wind through the trees.
Before leaving the Buffalo Bill Center, take some time to visit the Whitney Western Art Museum. This museum showcases the art of master sculptors and painters of the time such as:
Charles M. Russell
The Grizzly And Wolf Discovery Center
Continue your vacation in Yellowstone by visiting the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, located in West Yellowstone, Montana. It is here where you will be able to observe wolves and bears in their natural setting. This educational center/wildlife park will give you and your family an experience you will never forget.
The grizzly bears that live at the center are not able to live on their own in the wild. This is because they were orphaned as babies, or have been deemed to be a ‘nuisance’. By living here, they have a second chance at life.
This facility also doubles as an educational center. There are a variety of activities and programs that the entire family can enjoy. Children between the ages of 5 and 12 can learn what bears eat naturally and also help the staff members hide delicious treats for the bears to find.
Hunt For Sapphires
Sapphires have been mined in Montana ever since the late 1800s, and over 200 hundred million carats have been unearthed from ‘Gem Mountain’ in the last 100 years. The Sapphire Mountains are located about 200 miles NW of Yellowstone. This attraction is great for day trip exploration and amateur prospectors can try their hand at mining for possible gems.
Yellowstone vacation things to see would not complete without visiting at least one of these locations during your trip. Plan your next vacation in Yellowstone and create memories that will last for a lifetime.