Dinosaur Dig at an active Dinosaur Site and
Yellowstone Park Vacation Combo Package
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- Six Nights Lodging
- Family Admission to Museum
- Scenic Boat Ride
- One Day Family Dinosaur Dig
Visit the center’s spectacular museum. See 19 full-size mounted skeletons, including 8 dinosaurs, such as: Allosaurus, Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Finding and digging up fossils is the first step of the paleontological process. The Dinosaur Dig holds over 60 identified dig sites in a 500-acre area.
Most of the fossil-bearing sediments are part of the Morrison Formation from the Late Jurassic—over 140 million years old! These hold many of the most famous dinosaurs: Allosaurus, Apatosaurus (also known as Brontosaurus), Camarasaurus, Diplodocus, and Stegosaurus. Fossils are also found in the even older Sundance Formation, which was deposited when a vast sea covered the North American interior. Here one can find fossil shells, squid “pencaps”, and occasionally bones from marine reptiles.
Dig for a Day with scientists and document dinosaur fossils. Participants will meet in the morning for a brief orientation, then climb aboard a tour bus for the short trip to the dig site. The day’s activities will include fossil stabilization and excavation, quarry mapping, and documentation. A sack lunch will be provided, as will all the materials needed. There is a van which can take you back to town should the children get tired or too hot. The experienced staff will be on-hand to answer questions and provide assistance.
Two nights at a family-oriented hotel near the Dino Dig Site
Enjoy the relaxing mineral water which is piped directly from its source to an outdoor spa on the premises. The property also features a heated, freshwater pool. In addition, there are two commercial water parks within easy walking distance.
Yellowstone National Park
2 million acres of steaming geysers, crystalline lakes, thundering waterfalls, and panoramic vistas. Home to a remarkable diversity of mammals, birds, and fish. Yellowstone is one of the world’s foremost wildlife sanctuaries.
You can also participate in scheduled narrative talks by the Park Rangers. To become a Junior Ranger, children complete the age appropriate requirements described in the paper and review their work with a ranger at any visitor center – participants are awarded an official Yellowstone Junior Ranger patch which is modeled after the National Park Service patch.
Experience Old Faithful. Visit Geysers, Yellowstone Lake, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper and Lower Falls. You will have three full days of driving the grand scenic loop throughout the Park.
Grand Teton National Park
For 2 nights you will be centrally located in ultimate mountain scenery. Nothing surpasses the awe-inspiring views from the front porch of a cabin, surrounded by one of the most beautiful settings in the world, the Teton Mountain Range.
For adventurous outdoor activities, see the Tetons as few people ever do, by boat! Safe and well-equipped pontoon boats, canoes, and fishing boats are all available for your pleasure (at additional costs).
Enjoy the comforts of home and experience absolute relaxation in a Rustic Cabin fully equipped with electric heat and a Full Bath. Some are available with kitchenettes. As the sun sets over the Lake enjoy the finest in mountain dining at The Restaurant, serving enticing regional specialties for dinner and home baked pastries. Or go casual at the Grill serving hearty breakfasts; specialty sandwiches, nachos, burgers, and dinner entrees’ as you overlook a beautiful lake and mountain range. Relax in the cool mountain air!
From the first time trappers saw the Jackson Hole valley it has been a wonderful place to hunt wild game. In 1965 one of those hunters, who visited the valley year after year, decided it was time Jackson had it’s own hunting lodge and it has been accommodating everyone’s needs from that time forward.
Your scenic boat ride will take you for an unforegttable cruise under the Cathedral Group of the Grand Tetons.
And don’t forget your family Admission into a nationally recognized Musuem! The Historical Center is a member of Museums West, a dynamic consortium of eight outstanding museums located across North America. There is an outstanding collection of masterworks of the American West. Original paintings, sculptures and prints trace artistic interpretations of the West from the early 19th century to today.
Explore the cultural histories, artistry and living traditions of Plains Indian peoples. The Center contains the world’s most comprehensive assemblage of American arms, as well as European arms dating to the 16th century. The Natural History wing integrates the humanities with natural sciences to interpret the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and adjacent intermountain basins. There is a section devoted to Hand Guns & Rifles – past and present as well as a Boone & Crocket trophy room. You may stroll the historical streets or tour the Old Trail Town with the original cabins from the Old West including Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid’s hangout.
We can assist you with all facets of planning your vacation, from designing the route to making all your lodging and activity reservations. Having been to all of the locations, we know the most scenic routes as well as the activities in each area. Each attraction, lodging and restaurant is selected on careful evaluation and personally approved.
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