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Your top-rated places to explore in Jackson, WY

Center for the Arts

Center for the Arts

Distance: 0.4 mi


This landmark watering hole in the heart of Jackson has welcomed countless celebrities, presidents, royalty, cowhands, and people from all walks of life since its opening in 1937. Although there's live music six days a week from local and nationally recognized bands, the cowboy memorabilia and western decor alone are entertainment enough. © dnalighting.com

Center for the Arts

Center for the Arts

Distance: 0.4 mi


This landmark watering hole in the heart of Jackson has welcomed countless celebrities, presidents, royalty, cowhands, and people from all walks of life since its opening in 1937. Although there's live music six days a week from local and nationally recognized bands, the cowboy memorabilia and western decor alone are entertainment enough. © dnalighting.com

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

Distance: 5.6 mi


This almost pristine ecosystem is home to the same species of flora and fauna that have existed since prehistoric time, and is world renowned for trout fishing on the Snake River. At approximately 310,000 acres, the park features more than 1,000 campsites and over 200 of hiking trails that provide access to backcountry camping. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

Distance: 5.6 mi


This almost pristine ecosystem is home to the same species of flora and fauna that have existed since prehistoric time, and is world renowned for trout fishing on the Snake River. At approximately 310,000 acres, the park features more than 1,000 campsites and over 200 of hiking trails that provide access to backcountry camping. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Granite Hot Springs

Granite Hotsprings

Distance: 34.5 mi


Accessible only via snowmobile, dog sled, skis, and fat bike in the winter, the attraction features both a spring-fed swimming pool and a natural hot-springs bath. The nearby campground offers 51 sites for tents and tent trailers during the summer months for just $15 per night. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Granite Hot Springs

Granite Hotsprings

Distance: 34.5 mi


Accessible only via snowmobile, dog sled, skis, and fat bike in the winter, the attraction features both a spring-fed swimming pool and a natural hot-springs bath. The nearby campground offers 51 sites for tents and tent trailers during the summer months for just $15 per night. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Haydens Post

Distance: 0 mi


Haydens Post offers the finest combination of warmth and sophistication for both visitors and locals alike year-round. Local ingredients are the star of every course, like eggs benedict with farm fresh eggs for breakfast, bison chili for lunch, trout almandine with fried brussels sprouts for dinner, and even house-smoked brisket and flatbread pizzas as a bar snack. You will leave feeling satisfied and inspired by the panoramic mountain views.

haydens post restaurant

Haydens Post

Distance: 0 mi


Haydens Post offers the finest combination of warmth and sophistication for both visitors and locals alike year-round. Local ingredients are the star of every course, like eggs benedict with farm fresh eggs for breakfast, bison chili for lunch, trout almandine with fried brussels sprouts for dinner, and even house-smoked brisket and flatbread pizzas as a bar snack. You will leave feeling satisfied and inspired by the panoramic mountain views.

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School

Distance: 1 mi


Join resident fly-fishing instructor Spencer Morton, two-time winner of the Wyoming One Fly Fishing Tournament, and owner and founder of the Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School, to perfect your technique. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School

Distance: 1 mi


Join resident fly-fishing instructor Spencer Morton, two-time winner of the Wyoming One Fly Fishing Tournament, and owner and founder of the Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School, to perfect your technique. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort & Teton Village

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort & Teton Village

Distance: 12 mi


The Swiss-style Teton Village welcomes guests year-round and is home to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Visit during the winter months for 4,000 vertical feet of ski and snowboard terrain, and come back in the summer to experience life-accessed mountain biking, scenic tram rides, and hiking via the Death Canyon Trailhead in Grand Teton National Park. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort & Teton Village

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort & Teton Village

Distance: 12 mi


The Swiss-style Teton Village welcomes guests year-round and is home to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Visit during the winter months for 4,000 vertical feet of ski and snowboard terrain, and come back in the summer to experience life-accessed mountain biking, scenic tram rides, and hiking via the Death Canyon Trailhead in Grand Teton National Park. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Jackson Hole Playhouse

Jackson Hole Playhouse

Distance: 0.5 mi


Staking its claim as Wyoming's longest running professional dinner theater, family-friendly productions feature actors who double as waiters and waitresses for the family-style pre-show dinner. Look for them again in the famous Jackson Hole Shootout, which takes place in Town Square six nights a week. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Jackson Hole Playhouse

Jackson Hole Playhouse

Distance: 0.5 mi


Staking its claim as Wyoming's longest running professional dinner theater, family-friendly productions feature actors who double as waiters and waitresses for the family-style pre-show dinner. Look for them again in the famous Jackson Hole Shootout, which takes place in Town Square six nights a week. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Jackson Hole Rodeo

Jackson Hole Rodeo

Distance: 0.4 mi


A trip to Jackson Hole wouldn't be complete with a visit to the rodeo. Twice-weekly shows are held Memorial Day through Labor Day, or you can get up close and personal with a VIP Behind the Chutes experience for a sneak peek at the untamed, unedited underbelly of the sport, where "harsh language and manure are very possible." ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Jackson Hole Rodeo

Jackson Hole Rodeo

Distance: 0.4 mi


A trip to Jackson Hole wouldn't be complete with a visit to the rodeo. Twice-weekly shows are held Memorial Day through Labor Day, or you can get up close and personal with a VIP Behind the Chutes experience for a sneak peek at the untamed, unedited underbelly of the sport, where "harsh language and manure are very possible." ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Jackson Hole Town Square

Jackson Hole Town Square

Distance: 0.6 mi


Step back into the Wild West with this theater’s musical comedies full of gun slinging, singing waitresses, and more. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Jackson Hole Town Square

Jackson Hole Town Square

Distance: 0.6 mi


Step back into the Wild West with this theater’s musical comedies full of gun slinging, singing waitresses, and more. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Jackson Hole Winery

Jackson Hole Winery

Distance: 12 mi


Winemaker Anthony Schroth has perfected the art of making wine with 18 percent less oxygen, produced from grapes grown in nine vineyards in the Sonoma Valley of California. Tastings are available daily during the winter months and by appointment in the summer, and the property is both family and dog friendly! © Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce

Jackson Hole Winery

Jackson Hole Winery

Distance: 12 mi


Winemaker Anthony Schroth has perfected the art of making wine with 18 percent less oxygen, produced from grapes grown in nine vineyards in the Sonoma Valley of California. Tastings are available daily during the winter months and by appointment in the summer, and the property is both family and dog friendly! © Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce

Million Dollar Cowboy  Bar

Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

Distance: 1.3 mi


This landmark watering hole in the heart of Jackson has welcomed countless celebrities, presidents, royalty, cowhands,and people from all walks of life since its opening in 1937. Although there's live music six days a week from local and nationally recognized bands, the cowboy memorabilia and western decor alone are entertainment enough. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Million Dollar Cowboy  Bar

Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

Distance: 1.3 mi


This landmark watering hole in the heart of Jackson has welcomed countless celebrities, presidents, royalty, cowhands,and people from all walks of life since its opening in 1937. Although there's live music six days a week from local and nationally recognized bands, the cowboy memorabilia and western decor alone are entertainment enough. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

National Elk Refuge

National Elk Refuge

Distance: 2.5 mi


Imagine taking a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the winter habitat for more than 1,000 head of elk. WIldlife sightings often include bighorn sheep, bison, and wolves as well. During the warmer months, when the elk have migrated to mountain meadows and forest, expect to see trumpeter swans, sandhill cranes, and the occasional moose. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

National Elk Refuge

National Elk Refuge

Distance: 2.5 mi


Imagine taking a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the winter habitat for more than 1,000 head of elk. WIldlife sightings often include bighorn sheep, bison, and wolves as well. During the warmer months, when the elk have migrated to mountain meadows and forest, expect to see trumpeter swans, sandhill cranes, and the occasional moose. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

National Museum of Wildlife Art

National Museum of Wildlife Art

Distance: 3.9 mi


Committed to collecting, displaying, interpreting, and preserving North American wildlife art, the museum draws wildlife lovers and art enthusiasts alike to their 14 distinctive galleries, sculpture trail, museum shop, and children's discovery gallery. The building itself is worth seeing, perched on a dramatic cliff overlooking the National Elk Refuge, and can easily be accessed via the recently constructed Jackson-to-Grand-Teton National Park pathway. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

National Museum of Wildlife Art

National Museum of Wildlife Art

Distance: 3.9 mi


Committed to collecting, displaying, interpreting, and preserving North American wildlife art, the museum draws wildlife lovers and art enthusiasts alike to their 14 distinctive galleries, sculpture trail, museum shop, and children's discovery gallery. The building itself is worth seeing, perched on a dramatic cliff overlooking the National Elk Refuge, and can easily be accessed via the recently constructed Jackson-to-Grand-Teton National Park pathway. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Snake River Brewing

Snake River Brewing

Distance: 0.5 mi


This unpretentious brewpub features award-winning beers, from easy-drinking ales and lagers to barrel-aged triples, saisons, and sours. The full kitchen churns out apres favorites such as bison and beef chili, pasta bolognese, and burgers, plus a few surprises (think pho and avocado-lox tartine). © snakeriverbrewing.com

Snake River Brewing

Snake River Brewing

Distance: 0.5 mi


This unpretentious brewpub features award-winning beers, from easy-drinking ales and lagers to barrel-aged triples, saisons, and sours. The full kitchen churns out apres favorites such as bison and beef chili, pasta bolognese, and burgers, plus a few surprises (think pho and avocado-lox tartine). © snakeriverbrewing.com

Snow King Mountain Ski Resort

Snow King Mountain Ski Resort

Distance: 0.01 mi


A day on the slopes has never been easier with Snow King Mountain Ski Resort just steps from your stay, offering both night skiing and multiple terrain parks. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Snow King Mountain Ski Resort

Snow King Mountain Ski Resort

Distance: 0.01 mi


A day on the slopes has never been easier with Snow King Mountain Ski Resort just steps from your stay, offering both night skiing and multiple terrain parks. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Yellowstone National  Park

Yellowstone National  Park

Distance: 57 mi


Unleash your inner science geek learning about geysers and hunting for rocks, fossils, and dinosaurs, or channel your Buffalo Bill persona with a rodeo and Wild West gunfight. With fly-fishing, rafting, and hiking rounding out the options, your only challenge will be deciding which to do first. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

Yellowstone National  Park

Yellowstone National  Park

Distance: 57 mi


Unleash your inner science geek learning about geysers and hunting for rocks, fossils, and dinosaurs, or channel your Buffalo Bill persona with a rodeo and Wild West gunfight. With fly-fishing, rafting, and hiking rounding out the options, your only challenge will be deciding which to do first. ©No Credit/Shutterstock.com

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Your top-rated places to explore in Jackson, WY

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The Adventurist

When simply “seeing” a destination just won’t do.  

Snow King Mountain

Feature Adventure: The Air Up There

On summer evenings starting at 5:15 p.m., you’ll learn the basics of weight shifting, brake toggles, and gearing up for your tandem flight before taking Snow King’s Scenic Chairlift Ride nearly 8,000 feet up the mountain. You and your instructor break into a jog that lasts anywhere from two steps to 10 yards (stronger winds mean fewer strides) before the fabric paragliding wing inflates, sending you aloft. On your descent to a trio of landing zones, which could last from 10 minutes to an hour (again, depending on the wind), you’ll get a bird’s-eye view of town as the sun illuminates the valley and the Tetons in the distance.

Exum Guides

 

Ski Mountaineering Clinic | Exum Guides

spectacular and accessible Ski Mountaineering

One day spent learning the basics of ice axes and rope work and two days on the rugged, beautiful terrain of the Tetons’s highest peaks. After your hard work, strap on your skis and carve down the mountain you just climbed for an exhilarating, adrenaline-pumping experience of a lifetime.

Jackson Hole Iditarod Sled Dog Tours

 

Dogsledding | Jackson Hole Iditarod Sled Dog Tours

An Authentic Mushing Adventure 

Join a guide or lead your own team of Alaskan racing dogs on a half- or full-day sojourn to Granite Creek Canyon or Bridge-Teton National Forest. For beginners, special arrangements can be made to train with eight-time Iditarod veteran, Frank Teasley (providing Frank is home and not in Alaska racing).

 

Snowmobile Safari | Scenic Safari

There are parts of Grand Teton National Park that you can only see by traveling miles through snowy wilderness. Take a guided tour on snow mobile to reach some of the most famous (and in winter, most secluded) tourist attractions like Gros Ventre, Togwotee High Mountain, and Turpin Meadows.

 

Whitewater Rafting | Dave Hansen Whitewater

It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a calm scenic trip down the river or a white-knuckle rafting adventure, Dave Hansen Whitewater has trips that are suitable for everyone. Owner Dave Hansen started his rafting career in 1967 and brings his almost 50 years of experience to each trip, curating an experience perfect for each group that comes to him.

Like a Local

Quirky, under-the-radar highlights only a local could recommend. 

The Bird

This unpretentious burger joint off Highway 89 has become a local favorite for its laid-back atmosphere, copious kegs, and a mouthwatering menu of four- and nine-ounce burgers. We suggest the Cabo Gregg, dressed in guacamole and salsa verde, or the Breakfast Burger, topped with bacon and a fried egg. And if you have a draft too many, take the complimentary shuttle back to town.

Granite Hotsprings

Some 30 miles south of Jackson and surrounded by the Gros Ventre Mountains, natural hot springs flow into a 50- by 50-foot man-made swimming pool. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, it’s a toasty, picturesque respite at 7,000 feet above sea level. If you’re heading out in winter, bear in mind that the destination can only be reached by snowmobile or skis.

The Stagecoach Bar

Located in Wilson, just a quick 15-minute ride from Jackson Hole, at the base of the Teton Pass, this hole-in-the-wall bar is where all walks of life – cowboys, hippies, bikers, skiers, and more – all go to boot, scoot, and boogie. While there’s live music most nights, “Sunday Church” here from 6 to 10 p.m. comes in the form of the Stagecoach Band, a five-person group featuring a banjo, acoustic guitar, and drums that have played every Sunday evening for the past 50 years.

 

The Weekender

How to spend 36 hours in Jackson, with Snow King as your base camp.

 

 

 

Friday

5 p.m. | Explore Town Square

George Washington Memorial Park, with its iconic arches fashioned from naturally shed elk antler at its entrances, is locally known as the Town Square for all the shops, restaurants, and buzz that surround it. Pick up a signature glass belt buckle at MADE boutique, or browse the display cases at Dan Shelley Jewelers if it’s a special occasion.

8 p.m. | Live Music at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

Every Friday, this western-style saloon churns out bluegrass, country, and rock tunes. Saddle up to the bar with stools made of actual leather saddles, order yourself a locally distilled Wyoming Whiskey on the rocks, and settle in for a night of good music and good company.

 

 

Saturday

10 a.m. | Visit Grand Teton National Park

You could spend weeks getting acquainted with the photogenic peaks of this national park, but if you’ve only got a few hours, try a hike on the Death Canyon Trail. The full trail – which starts west of the White Grass Ranger Station out to Fox Creek Pass – runs a whopping 10.5 miles but features shorter options that splinter off into loops around Phelps Lake.

1 p.m. | Wander around Teton Village

Twelve miles outside of Jackson, Teton Village is the perfect detour for a low-key summer afternoon. Grab a carnitas burrito or a slice of pizza (and maybe a bottle of red for later) at the specialty grocery store, Bodega, then take a 15-minute ride to the top of Rendezvous Mountain aboard the Jackson Hole Aerial Tram, soaking in the surroundings while climbing 4,139 feet.

4 p.m. | Unwind in Olga’s Day Spa

If an active lifestyle is taking its toll, you’re in good hands when you enter the low-lit, five-treatment-room facility upstairs from the front desk. In addition to two decades as a massage therapist in Jackson, the spa director was an Olympic-caliber gymnast, Cirque du Soleil veteran, and trained physical therapist. Wind down with a couple’s massage, or, in ski season, consider stopping in for a 7 a.m. personal tune-up before hitting the hill.

9 p.m. | Nightcap at The Rose

Tucked away upstairs at the Pink Garter Theatre Plaza music venue, this 80-seat craft cocktail lounge  as a speakeasy’s ambience – velvet wallpaper, crystal chandeliers, red-tufted booths – and a menu of 20-plus original cocktails. Try the Howitzer, a blend of rye whiskey, cognac, red wine, cinnamon, lemon, and angostura bitters. On Saturdays, local three-piece bands take the stage for low-key entertainment. 

Sunday

7 a.m. | Breakfast at Hayden’s Post

Wipe the sleep from your eyes in Snow King’s restaurant, equipped with rustic beams, a wood-burning fireplace, and broad windows that afford views of Snow King Mountain. After a few buttermilk biscuits with gravy or a cinnamon roll with sour-cream icing served in a cast-iron skillet, you’ll be ready to face the day.

9 a.m. | National Museum of Wildlife Art

A few miles outside of town on a cliff that overlooks the National Elk Refuge, this museum devoted to creative depictions of animals and wildlife houses more than 5,000 paintings, sculptures, and other works from around the world in 14 galleries. Take a stroll on the adjacent Sculpture Trail, a three-quarter-mile outdoor path designed by landscape architect Walter Hood and dotted with some 30 three-dimensional works.

11 a.m. | Monkey around the Treetops Adventure Course

This outdoor adventure center located on Snow King Mountain boasts wobbly bridges, swinging logs, climbing nets, flying surfboards, and 13 zip lines – all 12 to 80 feet above the forest floor. Looking to complete all five courses? Expect to carve out at least three to four hours.

Flavor of

The best food artisans, farms, and local markets. 

Persephone Bakery

Persephone Bakery

With culinary skills and techniques straight out of a Parisian boulangerie, this bakery and café emphasizes the artisanal on its menu, from the chocolate croissants to the house-made sauerkraut atop the pork schnitzel sandwich. Don’t leave without a seasonal loaf of pain au levain (you know it better as sourdough) made with special wild yeast and baked in a stone hearth.  

POP

POP

If you thought popcorn only came in two varieties – microwave and movie – this Jackson popcorn maker will broaden your horizons. Along with staples, like butter and caramel, the menu of artisan flavors wanders into truly outlandish territory: cinnamon sticky bun, chili pepper bacon caramel, wasabi, and many more. You can find it at local stores, and watch for POP’s roving food truck adorned with a comic book–style logo.

 

 

Snake River Roasting Co.

This family-owned coffee company specializes in fresh small-batch organic roasts rendered in Northern Italian style. The varieties are often named for Jackson Hole icons: Jumpin Joe’s Crazy Dark Roast, for instance, is a French roast named for the local skiing legend who completed a 40-mile-per-hour launch into Corbet’s Couloir.  

Jackson Hole Winery

Jackson Hole Winery

The grapes may be sourced from Napa and Sonoma, but the wine style is all Jackson Hole. All wines at Jackson Hole Winery are produced and cellared at 6,229 feet next to Spring Creek at the base of the Grand Tetons – conditions that ensure slow fermentation and robust flavor. Start with the Rendezvous Red, a blend of cabernet franc and syrah grapes with a rich and complex taste. Visit their tasting room in town square, April-December.

 

Roadhouse Brewing Co.

Roadhouse Brewing Co.

This local beer maker – brewing beer “as bold as the Tetons” – dispenses libations for every palate, from the hop-forward flagship Rhombus IPA to the Beautiful Buzz Espresso Stout brewed with hundreds of espresso beans to the best-named beer of the bunch: the Belgian-style Patrick Swayzon. Grab a pint, and learn firsthand why they’ve spent so much time in the winner’s circle at the Great American Beer Festival. Now with two locations: The Pub & Eatery in town square, or The Brewery.

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