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Cowboy Cookout

Cowboy Cookout

The Cowboy Cookout at Yellowstone was one of the capstone events of our Yellowstone vacation! The dinner is prepared out in Pleasant Valley – a remote location nearest to Roosevelt Lodge. You can choose to go out to the cookout via wagon ride or horseback ride. Our family rode out on the covered wagon and were got thoroughly entertained by our story-telling wrangler, Aaron. The wagon ride by itself was an adventure. We boarded within a short walk of our…

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Roosevelt Lodge

Roosevelt Lodge

Roosevelt Lodge is named after former President Teddy Roosevelt. The location of the lodge is the camping location that President Roosevelt frequented on his camping trips to Northwest Wyoming back in 1903. A lover of nature and the Father of our National Parks, this is a fitting. Yellowstone pit-stop in one of the Nation’s finest National Parks. Roosevelt Lodge has 97 ‘Rough Rider’ cabins that are quite comfortable. I was initially concerned about the ‘rustic’ nature of these cabins, the…

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Yellowstone Itinerary

Yellowstone Itinerary

We put some time and thought into our Yellowstone itinerary to try to maximize what we could see in 3-4 days without back-tracking too much through the 2.1 million acre park. For our planning we used the Travel Brains’ Yellowstone Expedition Guide, which we found to be perfect with its maps, guides, and travel CDs. We scoured the internet for travel stories and we bought another book (Moon’s guide to Yellowstone & Grand Tetons) which helped us refine what we…

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Yellowstone Vacation

Yellowstone Vacation

Our Yellowstone Vacation is one of our family’s all time favorites! It was as if we were on an American Safari or in the movie Jurassic Park. The wildlife…the scenery…the geothermal features -unbelievable! It’s the kind of vacation where you’ll want to get up and go each morning and relax in the evening. There is a lot to see and do for people of all ages and it kept our crew mesmerized and thoroughly entertained. The park can be a…

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Craig Thomas Discovery Center

Craig Thomas Discovery Center

The Craig Thomas Discovery Center is co-located with the Grand Teton National Park Visitor Center. It was constructed in 2007 and is a state-of-the-art facility. With over 22,000 square feet of displays, models, and artifacts, there is something to see and do for everyone in your family. The huge glass panel windows with unobstructed views of the Tetons, make it all the more alluring. It’s well worth stopping in. If you chose to do a Snake River float / raft…

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Wyoming National Parks

Wyoming National Parks

Wyoming National Parks include Yellowstone and Grand Teton – two of our family’s favorites!  The scenery, sites, wildlife, and geothermal features of these parks are absolutely awe-inspiring. Our family usually likes to go to new places and see new things each year, but we left Yellowstone with a unanimous “we’ll be back” (and that’s saying something). Yellowstone National Park encompasses almost 3,500 square miles of Wyoming’s 97,000 total square miles.  To put that in perspective, Yellowstone is larger than the…

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