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Jackson Hole, Wyoming

While visiting Big Sky, why not hop on the road and visit America's Wild West in Jackson, Wyoming, just southeast of Grand Teton National Park.

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  • Jackson offers many choices in lodging, dining, shopping, amenities, and outfitters and guides.
  • Jackson has its own airport which has recently been renovated to accommodate the large number of visitors to the region each year.
  • There are a variety of activities and attractions in and around the Jackson area.


Jackson is only one of several towns located in the area known as Jackson Hole. It is the largest of the surrounding towns and sees a multitude of tourists who flock to the area both in the winter for skiing and in the summer as they head to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

One of the most popular US resort towns, Jackson, serves as a destination for millions of outdoor enthusiasts who come to explore the National Parks and the surrounding Wyoming area. As the closest town to the Parks, Jackson offers many choices in lodging, dining, shopping, amenities, and outfitters and guides.


Jackson is conveniently located just a few miles south of Grand Teton National Park and only 6 hours from Salt Lake City and approximately 5 hours from Bozeman, MT. Jackson also has it own airport which has recently been renovated to accommodate the large number of visitors to this region each year.


Due to its proximity to the Parks, Jackson offers amenities and services from basic to upscale. There is a wide variety of lodging from 5 star inns to smaller cozy cabins and great bed and breakfasts. Nearly every ethnic choice of food is available, as well as the typical well known fast food drive-ins.

In addition, other services include gas stations, banks, real estate offices, schools, and outdoor guides, equipment purchase, and rentals for anyone enjoying the picturesque Jackson Hole year-round.

The START Bus offers free transportation within town, and service to Teton Village, Star Valley, and Teton Valley for a fee.


Jackson’s Town Square
This unique town center is known for its four corners of elk antler aches. The square is a great place to take in the splendor of the surrounding mountains, or to let the kids run off a little steam.

The Town Square is surrounded by unique shopping opportunities to include galleries, outdoor equipment and clothing stores, jewelry stores, and souvenir shops.

Snow King
The local “town hill” can be seen from anywhere in town. It is the original ski hill for the area and now provides entertainment both in the winter and in the summer with various activities for singles, friends, and families.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is located only 12 miles outside of town at Teton Village. The Resort is a premier destination in the winter for skiing and in the summer for horseback riding, hiking, riding the tram and other outdoor activities.

The town has three movie theaters. You can choose to attend a first run movie in a historic movie theater, or a more modern theater complex.

Teton County Recreation Center
The rec center has a modern swimming complex, complete with hot tub, children’s play area, water slides and a lap pool.


Jackson Hole History Museum
Filled with interesting exhibits and artifacts, the Museum is a family friendly attraction with kids’ activities and fun for everyone. Don’t forget to stop in the gift shop and “Take a Bit of History Home with You”.

National Museum of Wildlife Art
The Museum is known as much for it unique architecture as for its 51,000 square foot area filled with all types of art. This is a great place to spend time with family and friends.

National Elk Refuge
The migration of elk in to and out of the National Elk Refuge is the longest herd migration in the lower United States. In the winter you can see up to 8,000 elk grazing along the eastern side of the roadway as you make you way north from Jackson. The herd migrates back to higher ground during the summer. Yet, you can still enjoy the Refuge by hiking, biking, and generally exploring the area.

Center for the Arts
This structure houses a gallery and a theater. Come here to see plays and to experience all the arts, including dance and bands.

Getting Here

Visitors can fly directly into Jackson Hole Airport. Or if you are driving, you can reach Jackson from Big Sky by driving south on US-191 through West Yellowstone and through Yellowstone National Park. To by pass the Park, you can take US 20 south to Ashton, then US 32 to Tetonia ID and US 33 through Driggs, ID and Victor, ID over Teton Pass.

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