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Yellowstone a Perfect Locale for Educational Family Fun


Wyoming’s Yellowstone Country is famous for its outdoor recreation, but it’s a prime destination for cultural attractions too. more
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National Park Lodge Offers Winter Package


Plan a relaxing getaway with the Winter Escape Bed and Breakfast Package at Utah’s Zion Lodge now through March 20. The package includes overnight accommodations and breakfast for two. more
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Yellowstone Offers Special Packages for New Visitors


Now is the perfect time to finally cross off that family trip to Yellowstone National Park on your travel to-do list. This winter, Yellowstone National Park Lodges are offering two special Y Not Winter packages geared toward first-time visitors. more
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All Aboard the Polar Express on the Grand Canyon Railroad


The Grand Canyon Railroad brings a classic holiday tale to life with the return of the Polar Express. Now through January 4, families can experience this themed train ride that follows the storyline of the acclaimed children’s book. more
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The Luminous History of the National Christmas Tree Lighting Event


The Nixons light the tree in 1969
The National Parks Foundation has a guest post chock full of history of the National Christmas Tree lighting events. more
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Pet-friendly Lodge Perfect for Family Get-togethers


Take the guesswork out of who will host holiday dinner this year and book a stay for the whole family (pets too!) at Colorado’s Sundance Bear Lodge! Located 10 miles from Mesa Verde National Park, Sundance Bear Lodge has three options for accommodations which are sure to meet your family’s needs. more
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Ellis Island Immigration Museum reopening one year after hurricane


The Ellis Island Immigration Museum, part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, reopens on Monday Oct. 28, one year after Hurricane Sandy submerged the island. more
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Phoenix resort offering Grand Canyon “backup package” during shutdown


With the federal government shutdown curtailing travel plans for thousands bound for the Grand Canyon, the family-friendly Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix is welcoming sidelined travelers with a “Grand Canyon Back-up Plan” package. more
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Twelve sites To See in Washington, D.C., During the Shutdown


Kids learning about George Washington at Mount Vernon
Of course it’s disappointing if you were planning to visit a national park or Washington, D.C., during the government shutdown, which has closed top attractions, including the 19 Smithsonian Museums, the National Zoo and the National Mall. It’s even more disappointing to all those who rely on the tourism industry in Washington, D.C. more
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How the government shutdown affects family travel


National Parks, monuments and other government-operated tourists attractions are cutting back or shutting down because of the politics in Washington. Passports may be delayed. Hundreds of thousands of workers are being furloughed and business that depend on parks and tourism will be hurt. What does the government shutdown mean for family travel? more
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