| So, you're traveling to West
Yellowstone with folks who don't fly fish? No problem. While you're battlin'
browns and raslin' rainbows, non-anglers have a wide array of activities
from which to choose. In fact, the list of things to do with in a day's
drive from West Yellowstone--besides fly fishing--is a long one.
The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone is a great place to take the kids to learn about two of the most popular animals in our area.
The Yellowstone IMAX Theater offers big screen films that explore Lewis
& Clark's Expedition as well as a great educational film about Yellowstone
National Park (YNP).
West Yellowstone is the most frequented gate to Yellowstone National Park, the oldest and most well-known national park in the United States. YNP has 2.2 million acres of rivers, lakes and backcountry to explore. Wildlife is abundant throughout the park and early risers will have the best opportunities at viewing bear, moose, elk, bison, various waterfowl, eagles, osprey, and possibly wolves. Our favorite spot in the park is Lamar Valley.
Whitewater rafting is another popular activity that takes place on the Gallatin River near Big Sky, Montana and on the Yellowstone River just outside of Gardiner, Montana.
Forty-five minutes from West Yellowstone is Big Sky Resort's public golf course, an 18 hole, par 72 golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. There are also several smaller resort courses nearby.
Bozeman, a friendly mountain town atmosphere and all the comforts of the big city, is just 90 miles north of West Yellowstone and is home to Montana State University. The drive through Gallatin Canyon to Bozeman is one of the prettiest in the area.
Day drives to Jackson Hole, Cody, Beartooth Pass, Virginia City and Ennis are always worthwhile for shopping, sightseeing and historical tours.
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