Stay and Play in East Yellowstone
Adventures for the Whole Family

Planning a family vacation to East Yellowstone?  Nestled between the majestic Yellowstone National Park and the historical town of Cody, Wyoming, our area offers a variety of kid-friendly activities that promise fun, learning, and unforgettable family memories.

Horseback Riding for All Ages

Introduce your little ones to the joy of horseback riding. Our gentle trails are perfect for families, offering a safe and scenic way to explore the natural beauty of East Yellowstone. It's a fantastic opportunity for your kids to connect with nature and animals.  See the lodges which specialize in Horseback Rides here.

Fishing: A Relaxing Family Bonding Experience

Whether it's your child's first time feeling the thrill of a fishing rod in their hands, or they're already budding anglers, the Blue Ribbon waters of the North Fork of the Shoshone River offer an unparalleled setting. Known for its trophy trout, these waters provide not just a beautiful backdrop but also an exciting challenge for a day of fishing. It’s more than catching fish; it’s about the laughter, the thrill of the chase, and the memorable stories the family will share as you seek out the prized trout in these renowned waters.  See more about fishing in East Yellowstone here. 

Thrilling Ziplining Adventure at Sleeping Giant

Add a dash of adrenaline to your trip with a family-friendly zipline experience at Sleeping Giant. Safely secured, you and your kids can soar through the air, enjoying breathtaking views and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Campfire Cookouts: Fun and Yummy!

End your day with a cozy campfire cookout. It’s the perfect setting for your family to bond, roast marshmallows, and enjoy the simple pleasures of outdoor cooking. Share stories and laughs as you gather around the warmth of the fire.  Explore our lodging directory here to see dining options.

Rodeo: Experience the Wild West

Get ready for some rodeo fun! Spend a day in Cody Wyoming and your kids will be thrilled to see real-life cowboys and cowgirls in action. It’s a fantastic way to introduce them to the vibrant culture and traditions of the West.

Wyoming Dude Ranches and Historic Lodges: Where Families Flourish

Stay at a family-friendly dude ranch or historic lodge and watch your kids make new friends as they engage in various ranch activities. It’s a safe, welcoming environment where they can learn, play, and experience the camaraderie of ranch life.

In East Yellowstone, every moment is an opportunity for your family to explore, laugh, and grow together. Join us for a vacation filled with adventures that your kids will talk about for years to come!

Questions that Kids Ask Us

Have you ever seen a buffalo walking down the middle of the road?
You will in Yellowstone Park!

Have you ever been stuck in a buffalo jam?
What often happens when there are buffalo in the middle of the road.

Do you like water parks?
Half the world’s geothermal features (geysers, mudpots, hot springs) are in Yellowstone Park!

Do you want to see Old Faithful erupt?
The park’s most famous geyser erupts every 66 to 80 minutes and lasts 1 1/2 to 5 minutes. That’s how it got it’s name!

What else can you do in Yellowstone Park?
You can become a Junior Ranger or a Young Scientist! (Tell me how)

Will you see wild animals?
Yellowstone is better than a trip to the zoo! All animals are free-roaming and you will see elk and buffalo. If you look really hard you might also see bears, coyotes, eagles, and moose!

How big is Yellowstone National Park?
It is about the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined!

Eewww! What smells like rotten eggs in Yellowstone Park?
If you visit a mudpot, you will certainly wish you had brought a nose plug – the sulfur in the mudpots smells like rotten eggs!

See it! Print your own Yellowstone Map!

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