Animal Encounters

Animal encounters include animal sanctuaries, national parks, state parks, zoos, aquariums, and other attractions and experiences involving animals.

Beyond the National Mall: 6 Additional Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC

Fun Facts About Giant Pandas

Beyond the National Mall, there are six additional Smithsonian museums to explore in Washington, DC. See additional works of art, historical aircraft, giant pandas, and more by adding these experiences to your itinerary. While the majority of Smithsonian museums are clustered in a giant rectangle around the National Mall, there are six additional Smithsonian experiences …

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Visit Yellowstone National Park without Making Headlines

Elk at Yellowstone

National Parks are not petting zoos. Follow these tips when you visit Yellowstone National Park to enjoy your experience without making the evening news. Since its creation more than 100 years ago, America’s first national park is often in the news. Unfortunately, the stories aren’t always about the hundreds of animal species that roam the naturally wild …

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5 Reasons to Visit the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (Near Yellowstone National Park)

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (Near Yellowstone National Park)

On the edge of America’s first national park, the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center is a not-for-profit wildlife park. The educational facility is dedicated to giving visitors the opportunity to observe the magnificent wild animals at the facility and learn how to co-exist with them in a shrinking world. Here are five reasons you should …

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Everyday Postcard from Yellowstone National Park

Everyday Postcard from Yellowstone National Park

Located primarily in Wyoming, but spilling into the states of Montana and Idaho, Yellowstone National Park is America’s first national park. Learn more about the park’s abundant wildlife, unique hydrothermal features, and geological gems in this Everyday Postcard from the globe-trotting Czech couple,  Adriana and Matěj. With seven continents, nearly 200 countries, and more than …

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Along the Alabama Bird Trail: 30+ Birds in Alabama’s Gulf Coast Region

From the north, where the aptly named Tennessee River winds its way horizontally across the map creating a border between Alabama and Tennessee, to where the Cotton State meets the Gulf of Mexico, there are eight Alabama bird trails. Combined they offer a glimpse at more than 430 species of birds at 280 stops along …

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