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Top 10 Kids Activities in Red Lodge

By Brittney from

Looking for a vacation destination for the whole family? Visit Red Lodge, Montana. Here, you can find activities and attractions for adults and children alike.

1. Walk around downtown
There are several kid-friendly restaurants and stores on Broadway Ave. Your children will love visiting the old fashioned candy store and the ‘50's fountain soda shop. Here, mom and dad can reminisce while the kids enjoy some yummy treats. Also, there are several souvenir shops downtown, where everyone can get some cool Red Lodge gear.

2. Take a wagon ride
The children will love riding a horse-drawn wagon. Red Lodge's wagon rides offer a scenic ride through the historic district. And with a narrated history of the area, it will be as though you left the present and traveled back 100 years into original Red Lodge, MT.

3. Go golfing
If your children like to golf, take them to one of the most beautiful courses in Montana. This course offers some really fun holes, including hole #15 which has an island green.

4. Take a hike
There are several trails around Red Lodge, varying in distance and difficulty. So, whether you want to take a little walk or a day hike, visit Custer National Forest, just outside Red Lodge. Many of these trails lead to an attraction, whether it be a mountain lake or vista point.

5. Go fishing
Whether you kid is an expert little fisherman or just enjoys being outside, there are several opportunities to fish around Red Lodge. Several of the lakes in Custer National Forest are stocked, making the fish more plentiful and therefore easier to catch. Wild Bill Lake and Greenough Lake are just two of the many stocked lakes in the Red Lodge area.

6. Visit the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
Visiting the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is an enjoyable experience for all members of the family. You and your children will be amazed to see native Montana wildlife, up-close and personal. Here, kids have the opportunity to view and learn about several amazing little critters.

7. Float the river
There are several guided river rafting trips in the area. Guides will help you down river, so you and your children can enjoy the sights, sounds and thrills the river has to offer.

8. Ride up the pass
Take a trip up the Beartooth Pass. Here, your family will see beautiful vistas of Beartooth Mountains and plenty of wildlife.

9. Visit Yellowstone Park's Lamar Valley
This part of the Park is nearest to Red Lodge. It's also a famous wildlife viewing area. Here, children will be amazed at the awesome sight of herds of buffalo walking near the car and grizzly cubs playing in the field.

10. Attend a kid-friendly event
Red Lodge boasts several events for the whole family. Some of these include the Bear Creek Pig Races, Home of Champions Rodeo and the Festival of Nations.

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