Kid’s Summer Vacation Guide To Big Sky, Montana

It’s hard to beat a Montana summer vacation. With Yellowstone National Park, blue ribbon fly fishing, and world class vistas, there are more things to do then the day is long. But what do you do if you’re a kid? Moms and dads know there are only so many scenic safaris kids can take before the natives start getting restless and heading down the war path. Have no fear! We have plenty of peace offerings for the whole family(even kids 6 and under). Stop circling the wagons, and start on your week long fun filled adventure under the Big Sky!


Yellowstone National Park tour: Dusk or dawn tours with Yellowstone Tour Guides and their experienced naturalists are your best bet for seeing the region’s amazing wild life.

Hebgen Lake: Beat the midday heat with tubing, water skiing, wake boarding, sailing,  jet skiing, and more.

IMax Theater: This is The National Geographic Channel on steroids!


Cedar Mountain Corrals: Go for an authentic western adventure with experienced wranglers on horseback rides, pony rides, hay rides, and old western stagecoach tours.

Hike, Bike, & BBQ: Go for a guided hike and bike tour through Moonlight’s beautiful trail system. All tours meet back at the lodge to refuel with a huge spread of delicious Montana BBQ and refreshments on the patio. Kids can swim in the outdoor pool/hot tub below the patio, bike on the lodge’s new pump track, and dance to live music from local artists.


Big Sky Community Park: The park offers a skate park, basketball courts, disc golf course, bouldering area, baseball/softball fields, and more.

Historic Crail Ranch: Visit the original Big Sky homestead, and get an authentic view of life as a western pioneer and the splendor of the old west.

Big Sky Farmers Market: Come listen to live music, meet a variety of artists and vendors from around the region, and enjoy fresh local foods and kid’s activities.


White water rafting: Jump on a trip with Geyser Whitewater, and brave the rapids of the Gallatin river.

Floating: Rent some inflatable fun from the guys at Big Boy Toys, and go for a relaxing float down the Madison River.

Music In The Mountains: Dry off  and round out your day with a FREE concert at Big Sky Town Center.


Basecamp To Yellowstone: From bun-gee trampolines, to down hill mountain biking, and even a Lone Peak Expedition to 11,166′: Basecamp offers fun and activities for the whole family.


Lone Peak Cinema‘s Spoons & Tunes: What would a vacation be without some quality time to just veg out. Lone Peak Cinema offers cartoons every Saturday morning from 10am-noon on the BIG screen. They serve up cereal for the little ones, and a full bar for tuckered out moms and dads. After 5 action packed days of vacation with the kids, you’ll think you died and gone to heaven.


Fishing: Big Sky is home to some of the region’s best fly fishing. Blue ribbon streams surround us. Book a trip with one of the areas many outfitters, and get a professional angler to guide you down river on a dream fishing trip.


Moonlight Basin’s guest services team is available to assist our lodging guests with any and all reservations during their stay. Contact (866) 512-7716 or e-mail us at

Rainy Day:

Try checking out Lone Peak Cinema, Geyser White Water’s indoor climbing wall, the covered pool at Moonlight Lodge, and the Museum Of The Rockies in Bozeman.

6 & under:

Look into rides at Cedar Mountain Corrals, scenic lift rides and the bun-gee trampoline at Basecamp, paddle boats and the climbing wall at Geyser White Water, the bounce house at Big Sky Farmers Market, and the Morning Star Learning Center.

Day Care:

Contact Moonlight Concierge, Morning Star Learning Center, and Camp Big Sky for more information.


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