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More Mild West than Wild West thanks to an overflow of art galleries and high-end lodging, Jackson makes for an enjoyable base, five miles from Grand Teton National Park's southern boundary and world class skiing at nearby Jackson Hole. Centered around a tree-shaded square marked by an arch of tangled elk antlers at each corner, the Old West– style ... Read more
boardwalks of downtown front boutiques, galleries, and a range of restaurants and bars. In winter, time can be spent visiting the 25,000-acre National Elk Refuge on the north edge of town (the source of the town square's antler arches), skiing (they have a hill right in town!) or exploring on snowshoes.

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  • Jackson Town Square
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  • National Elk Refuge
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  • Jackson Hole Rodeo
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  • Mad River Boat Trips
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  • 9.8
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 8.0
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  • 7.9
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  • 6.9
    Luxury Travellers
  • 6.4

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Very touristy, but not in an obnoxious way. My friends and I had a fun last night walking around in each shop and sitting in the central part of the town.

Recommended for:Family TravellersNightlife Lovers

An amazing mountain town out west with plenty of winter and summer activities including world class skiing with access to some of the best national parks in the country including Grand Teton and Yellowstone.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsLuxury TravellersAdventure TravellersHipsters

Jackson is a pretty, gentrified cowboy town located at the edge of Grand Teton National Park. It's a cowboy town and a skiers town with a local ski hill at the end of the main street.

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Gateway to EVERYTHING that matters. We love exploring the area and the town.

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Tremendous skiing and boarding. Very cool Western town. Don't miss the Cowboy Bar!

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San Francisco

I imagine that most people visit Jackson to ski or to explore the surrounding wilderness that includes the incredible Grand Teton National Park.

However, Jackson itself is a fun place, full of bars and restaurants and the art galleries you usually find in up-market towns like this one. It has a strong "Wild West" feel to it, with saloon-style architecture, cowboy-themed bars and park arches constructed from antlers. Some people might find it a little OTT, but we thought it a very pretty and welcoming sort of place with a lot to do and see.

Recommended for:Outdoor Enthusiasts

Jackson is a really cool old West town, with lots of charm. It is the gateway to great skiing in the Tetons, both at Jackson Hole Resort and Grand Targhee. While you are here stop by the Buffalo Meat Shop (by Smith's grocery) for great buffalo and elk steaks to grill or buffalo sausage and smoked trout for picnic fare. If you are looking for fine/interesting dining, try Picnic. My brother took us there for dinner and it was excellent!

San Luis Obispo

Though it's ticky-tacky-touristy in an Old West theme park sort of way, Jackson Hole has some of the most absolutely beautiful scenery in Wyoming. Year-round, you'll never run of outdoor activities here, from hiking and fly-fishing to skiing and horseback riding. If you're visiting Yellowstone National Park, fly into Jackson and rent a car, then hit Grand Tetons National Park either before or after your trip to Yellowstone.

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New York City

The Jackson Hole Valley’s namesake ski resort in Teton Village features the largest vertical rise served by one lift system in the U.S., plus convenient, upscale digs like Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole. But Jackson, a half hour from the village and Jackson Hole Airport, is marvelous in its own right—and still the kind of western town where dressed-up generally means jeans. Those in-the-know gather for après-ski drinks at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and the historic Wort Hotel’s Silver Dollar Bar, then spill over to The Kitchen for grilled calamari steak or pan-seared red deer. Find your way back to the 31-room Rusty Parrot, near Jackson’s town square, where returning skiers are treated to house-made cookies.


They have more than one set! They also put lights on them during the winter so they are lit up at night