Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

Ask Me: The Ultimate Family Tour of Yellowstone

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Hi Michael- My husband and I live in Missoula with our two boys, ages three and five. We are spendin
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6 Responses to Ask Me: The Ultimate Family Tour of Yellowstone

  1. John Kelly   |  February 18, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Michael wonderful advice. Yellowstone is special. My wife and I joined our daughter and grand daughters, aged six and eleven in July 2018. We visited many of the sites you recommend. Our girls live in Florida making Yellowstone, along with Craters of the Moon, Grand Teton, Lewis and Clark and Glacier, was a real change of scenery. They saw deer, bison, elk, Pronghorn, coyotes and a black bea plus myriad bird life.

    Our daughter had her oldest do research of Yellowstone including identifying several waterfalls to visit, animals to identify, etc. Helping her complete her assignment was a blast, and informative. As was helping both girls complete their respective Junior Ranger programs.

    Exploring special places like Yellowstone should be on everyone’s must do list. But please follow the driving and stopping rules on the Park’s roadways. Countless times we saw drivers stop in the middle of the two lane roadway, all four doors fly open and people of all ages piling out to gawk at wildlife. Yikes!


  2. Joe   |  May 28, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    If you’re travelling with kids who are good swimmers, there’s no greater thrill than jumping into the short rapids at the swimming hole on the Firehole River (on the Firehole Canyon Drive). Went there with my 13 year old niece and she spent hours just jumping into the rapids and letting them shoot her down the 20 yard run – she had almost as much as fun as I did! Better than any water park!

  3. Paul   |  May 8, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Awesome family focused article! I love hearing about the not so mainstream places to go! Those are usually the best! Keep up the good work Michael, it is much appreciated!!

    • Michael Lanza   |  May 8, 2013 at 8:06 am

      Thanks Paul.

    • Brenda Kadrmas   |  June 4, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      Our family has been to Yellowstone only once, but it was a great time. Our kids were seven and nine during the summer of 2013. We really enjoyed staying at the Madison campground. When we were tired at the end of the day, we could relax by the river and just slowly meander it. We also stayed at Bridge Bay, but there wasn’t room to explore. Our kids enjoyed the drive between Norris Geyser Basin and Mammoth because it seemed like the scenery was constantly changing. We waded in a lot of rivers and rated them on their temperature. Firehole was the warmest by far! We had fun exploring a lot of side roads. We will definitely go there again!

      • michaellanza   |  June 4, 2014 at 8:39 pm

        Nice story, Brenda. Thanks for sharing it.

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