Exploring Yellowstone: 5 resources to bring the park to life for your kids before, during, and after your trip

Exploring Yellowstone: 5 resources to bring the park to life for your kids before, during, and after your trip

Did you know that Yellowstone is in a massive caldera of a volcano that erupted?

You can load you and your kids up on Yellowstone magic before you go… or you can also take advantage of the hours of driving in this huge and amazing park!

Pro’s Tip: Know that there is little/no service in the park. So, make sure to download, rent, or buy before you go!

National Parks Podcast

Written, produced, and performed by my friends Jason and Abby of RVMiles, The National Parks Podcast tells incredible stories you might not hear anywhere else. https://nationalparkpodcast.com/?s=yellowstone

Books

Older kids might like the Mysteries in Our National Park series. You can usually find them in the bigger park’s gift stores or get it in advance here.

My kids (3, 6, 8 at the time) loved the Death Valley version of Carole Marsh’s Real Kids, Real Places mystery book. My friend, Kate of the travel site Hickeys Everywhere, gave it to us and we loved reading it as we drove through the park. If we were heading back to Yellowstone, we’d definitely read the Yellowstone version! It’s so fun to read about all of the places that we’ve stopped and seen or looked at on the map!

Free National Park Resources

Upon entering any National Park, you can get a free newsletter with the latest news, road closures, and program schedules. Also, they give a beautiful map that’s full of information and tips – make sure you keep hold of your map because there’s no/little service in the park! You can check it out in advance here: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/yellowstone-map-and-guide.htm

Need more ideas for maximizing exciting (and learning) for your kids on your travels? Check out this post!

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