10 Things To Do With Kids In Jackson Hole This Summer

Published on July 13, 2023

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Like hibernating bears, the Grand Tetons rise to usher in a brand new season, and with it, families looking to break out their hiking boots and bathing suits. There's no shortage of things to do with kids in Jackson Hole, but there is a shortage of summer sun. By the end of June, daylight hours will already be slipping away.

1. Snow King Mountain

Everyone's favorite place! Whether you're hitting up the new gondola for a ride to the top, swinging through the Treetop Adventure Course, riding down on the Cowboy Coaster, or racing on the Alpine Slide, Snow King Mountain has activities for kids of all ages.

2. Aerial Tram

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort's Aerial Tram climbs 4,139 vertical feet in just 12 minutes. From the top, you'll catch panoramic views of Jackson Hole valley and the surrounding mountains. Stop for a family photo, then continue to the many hiking trails.

3. Jackson Hole Rodeo

Kids of all ages will love catching a glimpse of real-life cowboys and cowgirls every Wednesday and Saturday evening during the summer season as they take on bucking broncos and bulls.

4. Visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art

Wildlife encounters aren't just for the national parks. At the National Museum of Wildlife Art, you'll stand face to face with life-size sculptures on their outdoor trail, take in vistas of the National Elk Refuge, and experience wildlife of the world through art of all mediums in their curated collection of exhibits. Kids can get hands-on experience in the Children's Discovery Gallery with life-size diorama, animal costumes, and puppet theater.

5. Take an Old Time Family Photo

Capture your family's journey to the Old West at Jackson Hole Old Time Photo. Step into the Old West - complete with a prop gun, or opt for a ski and mountaineering-style shoot. The shop also offers special photo editing to transport you and the family to a new locale.

6. Hike in Rockefeller Preserve

This 1,106-acre wildlife refuge sits within Grand Teton National Park. Originally a ranch, the preserve is the perfect place to take in the Tetons without having to toil on a trail. Explore the man trails that lead to Phelps Lake, a perfect place for a cooling plunge.

7. Play in the Pool

Work a little downtime into what is an otherwise action-packed vacation. Lounge in the sun as your kids splash in the heated outdoor pool at Snow King Resort. During the summer, the resort offers pool passes for non-guests. The pool is adjacent to the resort's signature restaurant Haydens Post where you can pop in for snacks for the kids or a signature themed cocktail and local craft beer for yourself.

8. Witness a Shootout

The Old West comes to town every evening during the spring and summer. Head to the Town Square at 6 pm to see this classic face-off. Be sure to arrive early, as kids will want to stake their claim on a front row rope.

9. Visit the Jackson Hole Children's Museum

Sometimes a little inside time is just what a family vacation needs. Take a break from the action at the Jackson Hole Children's Museum. The kids will love stepping into the day-to-day duties of a veterinarian or challenging their own coordination in the Climber.

10. Take a Scenic Wildlife Tour

Snow King Resort is the only resort in the town of Jackson that provides their own in-house adventure tours exclusively for their guests. Snow King Adventure Tours offer full and half day trips to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. You'll explore points of interest throughout the parks while you search for wildlife sightings. Minimum age for children is 6 years old on public tours, but no minimum age for families looking to book a private tour.


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