Because it is full of fun sporting activities and in a beautiful natural location--not mention its close proximity to Yellowstone National Park--West Yellowstone is a great destination for vacationing families.  The town has several activities that kids of all ages will enjoy when they need a break from hiking the National Park's trails.  One of the area's popular kid-friendly attractions is the Yellowstone IMAX Theatre.  This theatre shows a wide selection of exciting nature and Yellowstone-themed films featuring wildlife and the wonders of nature on a six-story tall screen.  The IMAX also has a gift shop.  For show times and prices see their website.

Another attraction that kids will love is the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center where children can meet live wolves and bears up close and personal.  This not-for-profit wildlife center features wild animals which had to be removed from Yellowstone's natural setting due to their becoming too comfortable around people.  The Discovery Center offers presentations by naturalists, films, and a gift shop.  They are open all year round.  For more information see their website.