National Museum of Wildlife Art
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Combining Jackson Hole's newfound love for the arts with its age-old respect for local fauna, the National Museum of Wildlife Art is definitely worth a visit. Located less than three miles north of downtown Jackson -- just off Route 89 -- this small museum is home to more than 2,000 works of art depicting wildlife. Some pieces even date back to 2500 B.C. While the museum features several European pieces, American works dominate the 14 galleries. Recent guests say that the views of the National Elk Refuge are stunning.
Most visitors appreciate this artistic glance at nature. However, some wish the museum would expand their collection and focus of their exhibits. One TripAdvisor user writes, "I do hope that they branch out to include wildlife that's not limited to the region, though. If the museum is to have a national mission, then its collection should reflect wildlife art from other regions."
The museum is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is $12 for adults. Discounts are available for seniors and children age 18 and younger. For more information, visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art's website.