Kids Activities

Things to Do

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park offers wonderful nature activities, as well as facilities for other fun and games. Horseshoes Try your hand at a game of horseshoes at the horseshoe pits. Overnight guests may check out equipment. Miniature Golf Test your putting skills on the 18-hole miniature golf course. This is a fun ...

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An Arch Observation: The Gateway Arch Celebrates Its 46th Birthday

Rarely do modern stainless steel structures come to mind when thinking of national parks, but the famous Gateway Arch qualifies since it is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

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Celebrate the 62nd annual Death Valley '49ers Encampment!

When the weather in the north starts getting chilly, head down to warmer weather for some fun. Join the Death Valley '49ers from Nov. 9-13 for the 62nd annual Death Valley '49ers encampment. The encampment includes a large amount of family friendly activities that will be sure to entertain.

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Just for Kids

The park offers several special family oriented programs including a Junior Ranger Program and the Pinch Pot program. Become a Junior Ranger The Jamestown Junior Ranger program is designed for visitors ages of 6 to 12. To become a Junior Ranger young visitors must complete several activities in the Junior Ranger ...

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October 12th means Happy National Fossil Day!

Millions of years after animals roamed the earth, we are using their fossils to learn more about the time period in which they lived. Creatures that have been extinct and exist only in our imaginations can become real through fossil reseach.

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National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 9th-15th 2011

It’s the middle of National Wildlife Refuge Week—have you been out to celebrate America’s wildlife heritage? Theodore Roosevelt designated the first wildlife refuge at Pelican Island off the eastern coast of Florida in 1903.

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New Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall open at Dinosaur National Monument

October 3, 2011, 1:51 pm
The Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall at Dinosaur National Monument are both open to the public as of October 4, 2011. The Quarry Visitor Center features exhibits, a theater where visitors can view a movie about the park, and a bookstore. Exhibits in the visitor center introduce visitors to ...

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Cute Critters! A (Friendly) Baby Black Bear Battle in Yosemite

Cute alert! Here is a great video of baby bear cubs wrestling in the middle of the road in Yosemite National Park.

These little bears are just so cute, we had to share! But, a word of caution—for the sake of these amazing critters and for your own safety, remember to always keep your distance from wild animals, especially mother bears and her cubs!

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'People Make Parks' Gets Neighbors involved in Planning

Last week, I attended the launch of the People Make Parks website, a great resource for community members who want to get involved with the design of their local parks.

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Badlands National Park to Host Ferret Festival

September 19, 2011, 9:19 am
Learn more about the black-footed ferrets at Badlands National Park's Ferret Festival this weekend.  The park will commemorate the rediscovery of black-footed ferrets in the wild with a Ferret Festival from September 24-26, 2011. Activities will include a prairie puppet show, a live ferret with informal talks, scientific lectures, a ...

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