We leave in a few weeks. Two families with 5 kids ages 6.5-11. We are visiting Yellowstone first then driving up to Glacier, staying July 1st at the Fairmont hot springs for one night on our way. We plan to leave early morning on the 2nd so we can get up GNp around lunch. We are staying 2 nights at Apgar village inn, checking out on July 4th. On the 4th, we plan to drive the GTTSR and leave on the east side of the park. So we have the afternoon of the 2nd and all day on the 3rd to plan. Plus on the 4th we aren't in a rush. We do not yet have accommodations for July 4th. We may camp or find a hotel east as we make our long drive back to Chicago!
I have looked at whitewater rafting but 2 of the youngest don't seem to be old enough. I think they would like ranger hikes or a boat trip. Not sure when or if we can go to Many glacier area.
I am looking for some ideas for our group, perhaps even stopping in Whitefish on the 2nd and doing the alpine slide or activities on the mountain. Also, any ideas on fireworks anywhere to stay on the 4th! Great falls has availability if we wanted to me it down there. Is there anything worth seeing at the Blackfoot indian reservation? We may take highway 2 across and into North Dakota, but I have no idea where we would stay on the 4th. Help! Thanks.