Yellowstone Park and our surrounding National Forests offer wildlife watching in every season. Stop by the Visitor Center for free maps and latest wildlife sightings. Local’s secret: After an early dinner in August or September, re-enter Yellowstone through the west gate. Drive along the Madison River, stop at 7-mile bridge (seven miles in from the west entrance) and watch for battling bull elk and listen for the eerie sound of bulls bugling and cows chirping.
We are also home to The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. This bear and wolf sanctuary has wild animals in natural habitats, interactive exhibits, naturalist talks and the famous “Keeper Kids” program. Open 365 days a year (these grizzlies don’t hibernate). Or, Yellowstone Bear World, just down the road in Idaho for a drive-through wildlife experience.