north of Yellowstone in Bozeman, Mont.
is a AAA Three Diamond hotel within easy walking distance of downtown shops and restaurants. Amenities include a stovetop, microwave and refrigerator so you can store and prepare meals if you’ve brought your own food. The hotel offers a 5 percent or more discount to AAA members and has earned AAA's Inspected Clean, which means it’s been recognized for condition as well as cleanliness and ATP surface testing.Before you leave Bozeman, make time to visit the
, a AAA GEM (Great Experience for Members) attraction. Home to one of the largest dinosaur fossil collections in the United States including a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, the museum also features exhibits on Native American culture and, in summer, a living history exhibit of a late-1800s Montana homestead.
Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
, which houses bears, wolves and otters in naturalistic habitats and offers educational programs and exhibits.If you've finished exploring , continue south to Grand Teton National Park
. This AAA GEM attraction features one of the most spectacular landscapes in the American West, offering postcard-worthy vistas as you make your way to the town of Jackson. The General Store at Colter Bay Village is a great place to pick up a grab-and-go lunch and snacks before your day exploring the park. Take the 5-mile road to the summit of Signal Mountain
for a panoramic view of Jackson Lake, the valley and surrounding mountain ranges. If you'd like to explore one of the park's many hiking trails, you can find information at the Jenny Lake Visitor Center
, which also houses an art gallery, museum and bookstore.South of Jenny Lake, on the Snake River, is the community of Moose, where you'll find the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center
, with exhibits about the natural and cultural history of the Grand Tetons. If you're up for a river rafting adventure, there are three AAA Approved operators in Moose offering float trips where you can see spectacular views and wildlife along the Snake River. Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips
and Solitude Float Trips
offer 10-mile trips, while Dornan’s Snake River Scenic Float Trips
offers a 14-mile float.If you're more museum-goer than outdoor adventurer, you'll enjoy the National Museum of Wildlife Art
. Its collection includes more than 5,000 paintings, sculptures and photos of wildlife, with a .75-mile outdoor sculpture trail and a children's discovery gallery.End your road trip in the town of , which offers great shopping and dining and a variety of AAA Diamond
designated lodging options to suit your budget and travel needs. For additional assurance, check for Best Of Inspected Clean when booking your stay.AAA
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AAA Travel Editor Laurie Sterbens
Laurie Sterbens is a AAA Travel Expert.