THE JACKSON HOLE EXPERIENCE
We have but one recommendation for lodging … book early! Rooms tend to be taken very early and if you’re looking for the more-reasonably priced rooms, they go really fast!
There are other nearby options outside of the town of Jackson. You can try Teton Village and the town of Wilson, both are nearby and both tend to be less expensive than Jackson.
THINGS TO DO
It goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway), there are many, many things to do in Jackson Hole and the surrounding area. We’ll give you a few that are on our “must do” list – all are places we have often visited and believe you will enjoy too.
The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar 307-733-2221 http://www.milliondollarcowboybar.com/
This is truly a “You gotta see this” experience. The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar has a silver-dollar covered bar and saddles for bar seats! Have a brew and some vittles, play pool, enjoy the western décor and cowboy murals and sometimes, live music. On the south side of Town Square.
The Bar J Chuckwagon Supper + Western Show 307-733-3370 http://barjchuckwagon.com/
Sounds hokey, but this is one of our favorite things to do! It fills an evening with an “authentic” old west chuckwagon supper (you can select the version of the dinner you want). The show after dinner is amazing and will have you laughing and loving the music of the Bar J Wranglers, one of the best cowboy musical groups in the U.S. Call for reservations – it gets packed!
Jackson Hole/Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center 307-733-3316 3378N Cache St,Jackson
The Visitor Center’s striking architecture and distinctive sod roof are only the beginning. You will be educated and delighted by their dioramas and museum displays highlighting the local flora and fauna and geology of Jackson Hole, The National Elk Refuge, The Bridger-Teton National Forest, and Grand Teton National Park.
The National Museum of Wildlife Art 800-313-9553 http://www.wildlifeart.org/
2.5 miles north of the town square in Jackson, Wyoming; on the west side of the butte on Highway 89 overlooking the National Elk Refuge is the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Founded in 1987, the museum Collection features more than 550 artists and over 5,000 catalogued items. Dating from 2500 b.c. to the present, the collection chronicles much of the history of wildlife in art, focusing primarily on European and American painting and sculpture as well as traveling collections. The Children’s Discovery Gallery , a self-directed children’s activity is also a part of the museum as is an outdoors sculpture trail. We hope you will be able to tour the museum.
White-Water Rafting down the Snake River
If you’ve never done it, and you don’t mind getting wet and maybe cold, it’s a lot of fun. Check out the many white-water rafting companies in Jackson. If it’s a cold day, try to sign up for a late morning or an afternoon trip.
Jackson Hole Aerial Tram 800-DEEP-SNO
“In 15 minutes, the Aerial Tram glides 4,139 vertical feet from the base of Teton Village to the top of Rendezvous Mountain. The summit offers a staggering 360-degree view of the Snake River Valley, Grand Teton National Park and the Gros Ventre Range in the distance. Even the summit of the Grand feels close from this high up.” To be honest, we have not done this but many of our friends who have report it to be a fun time.