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Once you’ve conquered the road trip that is driving to Wyoming from wherever you actually start, you’ll have more planning…and more driving to do. I’m lucky because I love to drive. I used to be a driver-guide for a cruise company in Alaska even; that’s how much I love it. Other people, not so much. The kids fall asleep, the husband gets hangry/bored/tired.  To minimize the driving and maximize fun in the park we’ve created a Yellowstone National Park family travel guide.

Having been to Yellowstone National Park a bunch of times as a kid and now as an adult, we have loads of thoughts of how to successfully plan your family’s visit to America’s first National Park and not have everyone suffer from car fatigue and crankiness.

Yellowstone National Park Family Travel Guide

A Yellowstone National Park family travel guide is necessary to not waste time and having the most memorable experience in America's first National Park. Travel guide for geysers, wildlife, picnicking and more in America's first National Park.Geysers

What are the actual must see areas? How much time should be invested in this? Don’t geysers run on schedules?  We answer these questions and more, as Yellowstone National Park is an exceptional area for experiencing this phenomena of nature.   The geysers of Yellowstone: how to geyser


Being immersed in bison, really? Is bear hunting legal? When ground squirrels attack… Yellowstone National Park is as much about wildlife as it is about geysers, and for kids sometimes wildlife is really the attraction.  The best wildlife viewing in Yellowstone


Why picnic? Where should we eat in the park? Should we expect Yogi Bear sightings?  Our family is big into picnicking anywhere, but a place like Yellowstone really lends itself to the outdoor dining experience.  The best picnic spots in Yellowstone

Being prepared

It’s summer, but there’s snow? We’ve done it enough and made enough mistakes to be able to confidently give our advice on ensuring a fun, warm experience in Yellowstone National Park… even when summer feels like winter.  Being prepared for all weather in Yellowstone National Park

Here’s a quick recap of our Yellowstone trip so you can see what’s in store:

or view video on our YouTube channel.

With our family travel guide our goal is to be helpful in maximizing time NOT in the car and suggesting what are truly the best sights in the park. Check out our similar advice regarding the following US National Parks:

Glacier National Park
Mt Rainier National Park
Olympic National Park
Yosemite National Park

Please leave comments below or email us with more questions or suggestions about visiting Yellowstone National Park. Feel free to comment on each individual post as well.

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  • April 1, 2016

    I love Yellowstone…well, and all national parks. I was giggling watching your video. Isn’t it hilarious trying to capture a geyser on video…we did it in Iceland and could not stop laughing. People thought we were a little strange, I think.

  • May 18, 2016

    Whats not to love about Yellowstone..I need another visit soon!

  • Ami

    September 6, 2016

    This is quite an apt guide – allowing you to click on what you want to really see.

  • Lora smith

    October 13, 2016

    Last year I visited Yellowstone tour Canada with my family through USA Travel Online. They provide the tour package in Las Vegas night tour, Grand Canyon West Rim Skywalk, Grand Canyon West Rim airplane ride and more. We all enjoy the trip and experienced the wildlife in that park.

  • February 7, 2017

    Yellowstone, and all of Wyoming really is one of my favorite places in the USA! Great tips.

  • tiana

    February 7, 2017

    Yellowstone as a kid was like a giant nature theme park. As an adult I am dying to go back to hike and photograph it.

  • February 7, 2017

    I’ve been as close as Jackson Hole but haven’t made it to Yellowstone yet. Now that we have your guide, maybe we’ll visit the park during our next US road trip!

  • Yvonne

    February 15, 2017

    Wonderful site and Thank you so much! Plan to return to Yellowstone this spring. First trip ended early due to family emergency. We only saw Oldfaithful , on to West Yellowstone,MT, for the night and then headed back to Tennessee. So looking forward to it. Your blog has wonderful info I did not have last year. Thanks again and will follow!

  • October 21, 2017

    I’d like to bump into Yogi bear, to be honest. The photos are gorgeous, as always!

  • January 7, 2018

    This is some great insight on this wonderful park! It makes me even more excited to share the park with our two boys this summer!!

  • January 17, 2018

    Great guide. I can’t wait to see this park one day! It looks epic and so beautiful!

  • Hamza

    May 13, 2019

    great article, short and informative, enjoyed reading it. 😀


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