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Fun Family Adventures

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Fun Family Adventures
Unique Getaways for the Whole Family


    Follow Dinosaur Tracks...    75 million years old from the Cretaceous period, “The Age of Dinosaurs” to The Royal Tyrrell Museum, Dinosaur Provincial Park World Heritage Site, and Calgary Zoo Botanical Garden & Prehistoric Park in southern Alberta, Canada. The sub-tropical climate of this ancient era offered lush vegetation perfect for plant eaters like Triceratops, Apatosaurus, and Duckbills. Carnivores like the raptors and the threatening Tyrannosaurus Rex ranged then too and the swampy conditions were ideal for the preservation of bones as fossils. Some 150 complete dinosaur skeletons have been discovered in the badlands including numerous piles of assorted bones called "bone beds." Plan several days to take in all the activities – guided field tours at Dinosaur Park including Badland Hikes, Bone Bed Hikes, and Fossil Safari Hikes; displays at The Royal Tyrrell Museum including 40 complete dinosaur skeletons, 110,000 specimens and fossils, and an indoor garden of Cretaceous era plants; interpretive programs at both the Park and Museum like Day Digs, Camp-ins, Lab Talk and theatre presentations; and an extensive replica at the Calgary Zoo of the badlands as it might have appeared when dinosaurs reigned supreme. Camping facilities are available at Dinosaur Park as well as at nearby Kinbrook Island Provincial Park. Find lodging in Drumheller and Calgary.

888-440-4240
The Royal Tyrrell Museum
Drumheller, Alberta Canada T0J 0Y0
http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com
 
403-378-4342
Dinosaur Provincial Park
Patricia, Alberta Canada T0J 2K0
http://www.cd.gov.ab.ca/enjoying_
alberta/parks/featured/dinosaur/index.cfm

800-588-9993
Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden &
Prehistoric Park
Calgary, Alberta Canada T2E 7V6
http://www.calgaryzoo.ab.ca/prehistoric_
park/intro.shtml


Dig into the Past and learn about archaeology and Native American history at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center located in SW Colorado. You and the kids can get down and dirty while excavating ancient artifacts from the 12-acre Albert Porter Preserve, an ancient Pueblo community center that flourished between A.D. 600 and A.D. 1225. The site is part of a vast archaeological region of mesas, mountains, and canyons surrounding Mesa Verde National Park. Work with researching archaeologists using a trowel and whisk broom to excavate artifacts; learn the laboratory methods and processes to analyze and catalog your finds; and, discover how the ancestral Pueblo Indians used plants for food, shelter, clothing, medicine, and ceremonies. Your family will stay in homey Navajo-style hogans and feast on scrumptious, hearty meals. Evening programs offer a look at dendrochronology (tree-ring dating) and rock art. Choose from Day Programs (recommended for 10 years or older) Adults $50; Children $25; or the week-long Family Excavation Program (recommended for 12 years and older) Adults, $900; Kids, $700. Teen, school groups, and other programs are available.

800-422-8975
23390 Road K, Cortez, CO 81321
http://www.crowcanyon.org/about.html


A Howling Good Time can be had in the wilds of northern Minnesota at the International Wolf Center. Meet the resident Gray Wolf pack – Lakota, MacKenzie, and Lucas of the Great Plains subspecies and of the Arctic subspecies, Malik
and Shadow. Observe these endangered animals in their safe wilderness habitat – playing, hunting, and tending to the pack’s needs. Learn how they track their prey, tend to their young, and communicate – try your own “call of the wild” and see who answers.  Explore the wilderness area identifying native plants and spotting beaver, deer, and moose; study animal tracking; and discover who walks the woods in the twilight hours. Families can enjoy day trips, weekend, and week-long adventures with year-round activities and programs for all ages.

800-ELY-WOLF
1396 Highway 169
Ely, Minnesota 55731-8129
http://www.wolf.org


Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki means “to learn” in the Seminole Mikasukee language and invites you to visit  Florida’s Seminole Indians on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, located west of Fort Lauderdale. Large cypress trees dome a 60-acre area, which includes a museum that depicts the history and culture of the Seminoles; a mile and a half long boardwalk of nature trails with markers identifying plants and, their traditional uses; and a living Seminole village with demonstrations of arts, crafts, and a stick ball game. You and the kids can enjoy storytelling in the amphitheater. Then head for Billie Swamp Safari and a swamp buggy eco-tour through 2,200 lush acres of the Everglades. Look for rare tropical plants, water buffalo, wild hogs, eagles, panther and lurking alligators. Stay the night in a native-style chickee hut and while around the campfire learn more about the unconquered Seminoles. Overnight packages with a variety of accommodations and tours are available.

800-949-6101
Clewiston, FL 33440
http://www.seminoletribe.com


Wagons Ho! Ride back into the Old West aboard a covered wagon or in the saddle of a friendly horse with The Teton Wagon Train and Horse Adventure.  Authentic cowboys lead a wagon train that trails from camp to camp for 4 days and 3 nights through the backcountry of Targhee National Forest between the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. By day journey comfortably on padded seats in a covered wagon with rubber tires or atop a kid-gentle horse. See majestic mountain peaks, amazing waterfalls; spot elk, moose, loon, and Trumpeter Swan; canoe and swim in pristine lakes, and hike the lush woods. While under a night sky full of stars, join the cowboys around the campfire singing western songs or listening to the yarns about the Old West. Meals are prepared in Dutch Ovens – always ample and delicious. Visits from Indians, a mountain man, and a Pony Express rider who carries mail to camp are always kid pleasers. At the end of the trail, don’t miss the Jackson Hole Town Shootout, along with the famous Jackson Hole Rodeo. Adults, $745; Kids ages 9-14, $695 and ages 4-8, $645. (Camping and riding experience not necessary.)
 
888-734-6101
Double H Bar, Inc.
P.O. Box 10307
Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83002-0307
http://www.tetonwagontrain.com

 

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This is Solomon, a new born Humpback whale. He provided hours of entertainment for our group of whale watchers. Where was Solomon born? Click here to find out.

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