Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site

Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site

Just For Kids

Traveling Trunks

The Grant-Kohrs Ranch traveling trunk is intended for 4th to 8th grades learning Montana and western U.S. history, focusing on cattlemen, cowboys, and cattle drives, and can be modified to serve younger pupils. The trunk contains period photographs, reproduction clothing, a videotape on Grant-Kohrs Ranch, books, and a teacher's guide with grade-specific activities. It may be checked out for two weeks at no charge, except for shipping to its next destination via UPS or parcel post.


Be A Junior Ranger

What is a junior ranger?
A junior ranger attends ranger programs, completes activities in a workbook, and promises to take care of National Park Service sites like Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS. It is a great way to explore, learn and have fun in the park. When you are a junior ranger, you can teach others how to care for and protect special places like this.

Grant-Kohrs Ranch tells the story of the open range cattle business. So, instead of becoming a Junior Ranger children between the ages of 5-12 will have the opportunity to become a Junior Rancher here! 

How do you become a junior ranger?
A free Junior Rancher booklet is available at the Visitor Center. Or you can download it from home before your visit to the park. It includes activities to complete during your visit at the ranch. Complete the required activities and attend a ranger program. Then, take the completed booklet to any National Park Service ranger who will check your answers, sign your booklet, and award you with your official Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site Junior Ranger badge. It is possible to upgrade to our Junior Ranger patch at a cost of $1.50.

Stop by the Visitor Center for more details.

For Kids

It doesn't matter what time of year you come, there are always plenty of activities for kids.

A free Junior Rancher booklet is available for children 6 to 12. It includes activities to complete at the ranch. The Junior Rancher Program, which includes a patch upon completion of the workbook, costs $1.50. Stop by the Visitor Center for more details.

In addition to becoming a junior rancher, kids will have the opportunity to try on cowboy clothes, practice roping Woody the wooden steer, try walking on wooden stilts just like the Kohrs children did over 100 years ago, and of course visit with the chickens, horses, and cattle. The ranch is a great place for kids to learn about cowboys and the old West and have a fun time doing it.

For Teachers

Grant-Kohrs Ranch is working to provide quality curriculum-based resources and activities for teachers.

There is no fee to visit the ranch. If you would like to bring a school group to the ranch, you need to make a reservation by calling 406-846-2070 ext. 224 or you can contact the education specialist. Please have ready the date you would like to come, the time you will be coming and how many will be in your group.