This page features Montana family vacation ideas inlcuding things to do with kids, and family friendly resorts, hotels, ranches and cabins with vacation offers. Visit Glacier National Park or Yellowstone; checkout The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center and The Museum of the Rockies; follow Montana’s Dinosaur Trail. Go gem mining in Phillipsburg or go horseback riding in Gold West Country. Hunt for gems or attend a rodeo. Winter family activities include skiing, sledding, skating, snow-boarding, sleigh rides, dog sledding, and snowmobiling.
Who doesn't want to do something that's easy, fun and affordable? Cross-country skiing vacations are becoming more popular because they are easy, fun, affordable, and dare I say healthy for everyone.
Southwestern Montana is loaded with historical, and sometimes spooky, locations and notorious characters that give the mountains, rivers and communities a colorful past and ghostly autumn vibe.
Looking for a mini break which includes fun for the whole family? Featured below you will find our favorite train excursions for families from Utah and Montana to Nevada and Colorado.
Add a dimension of time travel to your family vacation with a creative connection to the Jurassic and Cretaceous complete with skeletons, fossils and awesome dig sites.
From Montana and Colorado to Utah and Wyoming we have family vacation ideas to cure spring fever. The good stuff awaits – take a spring break with your kids.
The bonus of a Montana winter family vacation is miles of fresh white stuff, marked only by an occasional rabbit trail. You will find no waiting lines, plenty of affordable activities to share with kids.
The geographic vastness of the American West makes pinpointing excellent family vacation spots slightly challenging. The horizons are broad and the adventure authentic. Follow the Trail of the Coeur d’Alene’s; visit the ghost town of Bannock in Montana; try fly-fishing with your kids; dig for dinosaurs in Wyoming. Variety is at your finger tips.
Thinking of a family reunion? From Idaho and Montana’s Gold Country to the hot springs of Colorado we have discovered the a few terrific reunion spots.
They call it “Big Sky Country.” And just one day of hiking in the mountains gave us proof that this was no misnomer - Montanans choose their names wisely.
Glacier Raft Company located at Glacier Outdoor Center is about five minutes from the western entrance to Glacier National Park. From this location on the planet they offer families whitewater at its best.
From Montana to Florida and Delaware to South Dakota spring is a time to observe the amazing conversion of the seasons. America's First National Wildlife Refuge, tiny Pelican Island, hosts a celebration each March. The annual antics are really wild family fun to break up the monotony of daily life.
Snow season in North America is underway and there are oodles of spots offering snowy family fun. The list includes Alpine skiing, boarding, snow tubing, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and ice skating.
The bonus of a Montana winter vacation is yards and yards of fresh white stuff, marked only by an occasional rabbit trail. The falling snowflakes seem like lace in motion and the challenging terrain includes dramatic scenery and loads of fun not just on the downhill slopes.
Beginning in June families can relive the excitement of the Gold Rush era in Montana and catch the train from Nevada City to Virginia City.
Located between Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, the area is dotted with ghost towns, acres of wilderness, mysterious caverns and cowboy culture. Ride horseback; dig for gems; experience living history. Vacation Gold West Country style where summer is easy.
The family vacation in the Big Sky Country is a journey for the senses. Sweatshirt mornings and nights blanketed with stars provide the best fuel for vacation memories.
Getting out and doing as well as seeing the real stuff is energizing for everyone, which is why field trip days during the school year are happy days for kids. Organizing a family version takes a little more time but is definitively worth the effort.
Expect horses, hats, hospitality, heritage, honesty and heart. [Read More]
The original all-inclusive, all-American vacation experience, dude ranches are rooted in American tradition and principles. Toll-free 1-866-399-2339 or www.duderanch.org
Big Sky family packages. [Read More]
We offer a variety of packages for our guests. Whether you are coming for winter fun sports, a wedding, or just getting away for the fresh Montana mountain air, we put together the best deals to make your family vacation a value.
The Lodge at Big Sky
75 Sitting Bull Road, Big Sky, Montana 59716
We are ideally situated between Yellowstone and Little Bighorn. [Read More]
Holiday Inn Grand Montana is a full-service hotel that offers an onsite casino, event space, and complimentary airport shuttle. We are ideally situated between Yellowstone and Little Bighorn and just 10 minutes from the Billings Airport.. Holiday Inn The Grand Montana - Billings, 5500 Midland Road, Billings, MT 59101. Phone: 406 248 7701. [Read Less]
Baisch’s Dinosaur Digs offers dig excursions from April through October near Makoshika State Park. [Read More]
Montana: Glendive, Baisch’s Dinosaur Digs - Vacation with dinosaur bones.
Dig with us an keep your fossils.
Join us on a real dinosaur dig adventure on private land in the Montana Badlands. . Baisch’s Dinosaur Digs offers dig excursions from April through October near Makoshika State Park. Our guides provide instructions for success and show participants how to excavate, prepare and cast exceptional finds. Tools and supplies for collecting are supplied. Children younger than 12 years of age may hunt for free. (Baisch Ranch Glendive, Montana. (406) 365-4133 or www.dailydinosaurdigs.com)
Discover one of the most amazing parks in the US before it’s too late. [Read More]
Glacier National Park is renowned for it’s astonishing scenery, but as time goes on its famous glaciers are slowly melting. Hike, bike, raft, and paddle board your way around the park while you can still enjoy its incredible majesty. Enjoy six fantastic days in Glacier National park on a tour with Austin-Lehman Adventures. Austin Adventures toll-free 1-800-575-1540, (406) 655-4591 or online. [Read Less]
Uncover the true meaning of Big Sky Country on a Montana adventure with Austin-Lehman! [Read More]
Hike to Bee Hive Basin, where you’ll be greeted with staggering peaks and an alpine-lake oasis. Bike around Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park. Keep your eyes peeled for moose, bison, and bears in the Park’s famous Hayden Valley. Unwind with a dip in the soothing natural waters at Chico Hot Spring Resort.
For a copy of our catalog as well as more information on active adult and family travel, please call toll-free 1-800-575-1540 or go Austin Adventures toll-free 1-800-575-1540, (406) 655-4591 or online.
Enjoy the Wild West with your family. [Read More]
Take your family to Montana to enjoy the wild wild west. We offer comfortable accommodation in rooms sleeping two to 12, our all-inclusive rate gives you tasty food and friendly staff meeting your every need. We are located close to Yellowstone National Park’s west entrance perfect for a day trip. We are known for our fly fishing on the Madison River, we’ll teach you what is needed to catch fish. In the area you can visit Virginia City a historic town for live performances or take the family on a horseback riding trip, soak in natural hot springs or enjoy the thrill of white water rafting. We’ll help make your family remember the West as it is meant to be, beautiful, friendly and enjoyable.
North of the Madison, Ennis, Montana. Call 406-581-9254 email, email@example.com or visit us online.
Rated one of the best RV Parks in the US. [Read More]
There's no better way to camp than with Yogi Bear's Jellystone Parks. Jellystone Park offers one of the best campgrounds in Montana with our park in Missoula, MT. Rated one of the top 50 RV parks in the US, this Montana campground has sparkling clean amenities and majestic mountain views. Don’t consider yourself a camper? Then stay in a comfy cabin.
Bring the kids and enjoy life on a real working ranch. [Read More]
Daily life is fun on a ranch, especially when you are allowed to enjoy everything, without farm chores required. Children love to see, hear, and experience all that the outdoor lifestyle of a farm or ranch has to offer. Checkout our farm & ranch stay directory and select the ideal location for your next family vacation. [Read Less]
Great place for a reunion. [Read More]
Our log cabins provide all the comforts of home along with breathtaking views of the mountains of Glacier National Park. They're conveniently located just half a mile from the Park's west entrance and offer separate sleeping and living areas, complete kitchen, full bath, television (local stations only), covered deck, gas grill and gas fireplace to warm a cool Montana night. All cabins are non-smoking and sleep between six to 16, no pets or tents please. Complimentary Wi-Fi available is available at Glacier Outdoor Center. Enjoy a game of horseshoes or play a game of volleyball onsite. There is also an outdoor pavilion for larger gatherings and a trout pond to perfect your fishing techniques. Glacier Outdoor Center 6 Going to the Sun Road and Highway 2, West Glacier, 59936. Toll-free 1-800-235-6781, 1(406) 888-5454 or online. [Read Less]