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Wyoming Staycation: 5 Fun Things to Do While Staying Close to Home

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Known for its famous Jackson Hole and Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Wyoming is the perfect location for families planning a staycation. From the various parks to breathtaking scenic views, Big Wyoming has something everyone will appreciate.

Here are five places to visit in the state of Wyoming:

1. Grand Teton National Park: Located in northwestern Wyoming, visitors can take a day trip with BrushBuck Wildlife Tours, out of Jackson. Grand Teton National Park is one of the best American national parks for observing wildlife. The Snake River runs through the Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole, creating an ideal habitat for some of the largest mammals in the United States. The tours not only focus on wildlife but also concentrate on natural and human history.

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2. Devils Tower National Monument: One of the locales featured in the film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" this 870 foot stone monument is thought to have been created from the remains of a volcano and is the center of many Indian religious ceremonies.

3. Granite Hot Springs: Located in Sublette County, families can spend a day enjoying nature and soaking in one of earth's natural hot tubs. The hot springs flow out of the surrounding rocks and into a swimming pool that was built by the CCC during the 1930s. The pool is family-friendly and is a great place for the kids to swim while the adults relax. The views from the pool are amazing with the surrounding mountains overlooking the facility.

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4. Lewis & Clark Expedition: Located in Jackson Hole, this family owned and operated rafting company offers visitors a daring adventure by going white water rafting. Both whitewater and calm scenic float trips are offered on the Snake River with friendly, experienced guides. Choose Classic Whitewater or the added adventure of the Snake's smallest rafts. There are bargain breakfast trips, steak dinner cookouts and delicious deli lunches offered.

5. Yellowstone National Park: Get to know the background on the natural and scientific aspects of this famous park. Discover grizzly bears, eagles, geysers and take in the stunning views. Families on a staycation can fly fish, camp, and take a guided tour around the park.

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