Pick Your Path to Family Fun Paradise

A Path to Paradise Itinerary

Photo Credit Henry Harrison
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Bring the family to explore a paradise of adventure and interactive activities. In Gardiner activities are endless make plans for ziplining and white water rafting or if you prefer, horseback riding, or an ebike tour or rental, and fuel up at the many casual dining or food truck options and stock up on goodies to keep the kids happy at Gardiner’s grocery and supply stores. Stop at the Gardiner Visitor Informaiton Center to pick up your free kids activity pack and recommendations on where to get a local favorite - Wilcoxson’s ice cream. Then take the family for photos at Gardiner’s Five Fun Photo Ops to capture the experience. Rest up at one of the many accommodation options in Gardiner.

After breakfast in Gardiner, drive north on Hwy 89 and watch for diverse wildlife; elk, bison, deer, eagles and more on your way to Paradise Valley (play a game counting how many species you spot!) Stop for a soak & swim at Yellowstone Hot Springs or Chico Hot Springs then choose an interactive activity at one of the resorts; from frisbee golf to mountain biking at Chico to ax throwing, rock climbing, or a llama hike from Sage Lodge. Enjoy a burger or BBQ in Pray, and lodging in Paradise Valley or Livingston.

In Livingston, you can paint ceramics for a unique souvenir, take a tour of the #LivingstonMuralTrail and downtown shops, then play at the playground, skateboard park, splash park, go swimming, bowling, or rent bikes to enjoy the many city trails, visit the Grizzly Encounter or interactive history museum, and catch a movie in the evening (it’s ok to have popcorn for dinner on vacation). The model train room of the Depot museum might be open during your visit too. There are fun restaurants, shops, and ice cream spots throughout town to fuel your family fun!

Photo Credit Henry Harrison
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Day One

Dining in Gardiner, ziplining, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, ebike rentals or tours, taking family photos at iconic spots, lodging in Gardiner.

Day Two

Drive north, soak & swim at Chico Hot Springs or Yellowstone Hot Springs, then choose an interactive activity; frisbee golf, mountain biking, ax throwing, llama hikes and more! Dinner in Pray, lodging in Paradise Valley or Livingston.

Day Three

In Livingston paint ceramics, view downtown murals, then play at the skateboard park, playgrounds, splash park, go swimming or bowling, visit the Grizzly Encounter or history museum, and catch a movie in the evening.