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NPS: Be Careful if Using Yellowstone East Entrance Friday

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The Yellowstone East Entrance is still scheduled to open Friday, May 2 at 8 a.m., but National Park Service officials are warning about the potential of heavy, wet snow slides that could halt traffic.

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Running All Summer in Yellowstone: Junior Ranger Wildlife Olympics

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Yellowstone National ParkLooking for a great Yellowstone National Park summer activity for the kids that's also educational? We'd recommend the Junior Ranger Wildlife Olympics, held all summer at Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful Visitor Center.

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General rules and tips for kids in Yellowstone

1. Don’t swim in the thermal features. People die in them. 2. Walk on the boardwalks. The signs warning you to stay on them are there for a reason. 3. Mud pots don’t work like mud baths. No matter how alluring you find them. 4. Don’t complain about the egg smell because you’re stuck with it the whole trip. Don’t ...

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Must-do items for the younger set

Keeping a kid occupied in Yellowstone National Park is a breeze. Here's our list of the top five all-time greatest things for kids to do in Yellowstone.

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Things for kids to avoid in Yellowstone

1. Spending all your time in the Old Faithful area. It’s a great base for your travels, but there’s so much more to the Park. 2. Waiting around forever to see Steamboat Geyser go off. Chances are it won’t. 3. Stopping in the middle of the road to look at every single animal you see hiding in the bushes (look ...

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Yellowstone Junior Ranger Program

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Junior Ranger Badge YellowstoneIn Yellowstone, kids who are between 5 and 12 can participate in the Junior Ranger Program, which is intended to show them all the wonders and beauty of Yellowstone, and how they can help preserve it. All that is needed to participate is the $3 needed to buy a 12-page activity book. 

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