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We'll be staying in West Yellowstone. Where/how is the best way to see wildlife in or around the park. I am taking a 9 year old boy.
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Bears, Wildlife Watching, Native American History, Deer, Elk, River Rafting, Moose, Wolves, Kids Activities
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In West Yellowstone itself, you can't beat the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, one of the few places around the park where you are gauranteed to see bears and wolves, they are uncommon sights in the park unless you are lucky or persistent. It's reasonably affordable and right in town for convenient visiting on your schedule.

http://www.grizzlydiscoveryctr.com/

If you have your vehicle and want to drive the park, it can take from 2 to 3 hours, or the entire day depending on your route and how many stops you make. The biggest tip here is, if you see a bunch of fellow visitors stopped along the road, there's probably wildlife nearby to see. Just park safely out of the traffic lane and remember not to get too close to the animals. You will almost definitely see bison/bufallo on your drive, and if you get up to Mammoth Hot Springs at the north end of the park, you're certain to see elk or moose. Bears, wolves and other animals like bighorn sheep can be trickier to spot.

Since I work in the park and do my sightseeing from my car, I can't recommend specific bus or snowcoach tours, but there are a lot of them accessible from West Yellowstone. The benefit of a guided tour is that the guides are extremely knowledgable and know how to spot animals and point them out.
 

http://www.yellowstoneparknet.com/guides_tours/sightseeing_tours.php

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Coin collectors and drinking game fans excited by release of America the Beautiful quarters.

Starting next month, the United States Mint will issue the first of 56 quarter-dollar coins featuring designs depicting national parks and other national sites as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program.

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What do you expect the temperature to be on the South rim tn Mid-March vs. the North rim?
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Grand Canyon National Park, Guided Tours, Kids Activities, Lodging, Park Passes and Fees
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March South Rim Averages:  High (51°F); Low (25°F)
March North Rim Averages: High (44°F); Low (21°F)

For more information, check out the NPS very in-depth page on Canyon weather here - http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/weather-condition.htm

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Are there Places to pan for gold in Glacier National Park?
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There's not gold panning in Glacier National Park, but you are allowed to pan for gold in the Libby Creek Gold Panning area inside Kootenai National Forest, three hours west of the park.

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Shelton Johnson, park ranger bringing kids to nature

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Claire M.

 

I currently work at Bellevue State Park in Wilmington, Delaware as the Interpretive Manager.  I have previously worked in both Delaware and Kentucky State Parks as a naturalist.  I grew up and attended school in Ohio, working at a nature center in Dayton, Ohio.  In my free time, you can find me out looking for spring wildflowers.

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