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Kids will find the adventure of a lifetime in Jackson Hole while exploring the last of the Old West!

Experience year-round exciting adventures for the entire family.  Perfect for outdoor recreation winter or summer, discover things to do that will delight the entire family - including skiing, sleigh riding, and dog sled tours! And every child should see the wonders of the National Parks. For indepth recommendations for every season read "Explore the National Parks and Jackson Hole with Kids." Interested in itineraries? Enjoy "Six Ways to Spend Your Weekends Outside this Winter" by Happy Active Family

 

The "What Can I Do With My Kids?" Spring, Summer and Fall Itineraries

Morning- Your kids are up and early and are excited to explore a new world. Before they can do so, they must eat a big breakfast so they have enough energy to take on all that Jackson has to offer. There are great spots to have a bite in town where you can sit down and enjoy a true filling breakfast. From waffles to pastries to cocoa and more, your kids won't be disappointed. Don't worry parents--there are also plenty of local coffee shops to get you caffeinated for the endeavors you're about to embark on. Now that the kids are fed and focused, now is a good time to head to the shops in town to grab some souvenirs and have them try-on some things before they lose steam. After you've made them try everything and picked out stickers and mugs galore, you can reward them with a trip to Jackson's local candy and toy stores. Up next? The Children's Museum, of course! The museum is a great spot to encourage your kids to examine the world together through interactive exhibits and programs in the arts, sciences, ecology, history, and more. Definitely will keep them occupied for a few hours, so don't forget to grab that coffee.

Afternoon- After learning a lot at the museum, it's time for an early lunch before you head over to your next activity. The kids are wanting burgers, and lucky for them Jackson has plenty of options in that department. From beef to elk to bison, the choices are vast, but we're guessing they want beef. In town or on the outskirts, you'll be able to find the ambiance and menu you want! New last year, START brought on bike stations around town to make it easy and convenient to get around when you're short on time. So head over to a station using the app you'll need to download beforehand in order to unlock the bikes, and head over on a local's favorite trail: Flat Creek. A mellow ride through the gorgeous neighborhoods in town, this ride will offer your family some beautiful views with the peaceful sounds of the creek flowing. There are plenty of spots to take breaks, photos, and more. You could also ride the community bike path to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and ride their famous tram to the very top of the famous ski resort.

After you've returned your bikes at one of the stations, make sure to make it back to your hotel in time for your assigned pick-up time for your wildlife sunset tour. That's right, you heard us correctly. What better way to get amazing wildlife access than through a tour guide in a vehicle showing you all the top-secret spots you can see Jackson's inhabitants before the sun goes down! You can choose from plenty of different tour operators who will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel, making it hassle-free for you and your family.

Evening-If your kids haven't already napped, now's the time since more festivities are on their way. If they're hyped up from all the animals they saw on the tour, then head right on over to Hole Bowl for some good old fashioned family fun. With a modern and family-friendly setup, you will have a blast bowling with the kids, drinking delicious local beer, eating delicious food, and playing arcade games. This is a great way to end the night after a long fun-filled day with the family, and just remember...they're definitely going to sleep well tonight. 

*Insider tip-Is your little explorer a park ranger in the making? At Yellowstone National Park's Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, there is a kids’ room with a working model geyser. While there, the National Park Service Junior Ranger program for kids features science, art, and history projects. Students who complete the program can receive an official Junior Ranger badge! 



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