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Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum

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With a stop by the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, travelers can learn about the area's Wild West history. Through artifacts, historical narratives and photographs, you'll glimpse exciting characters like animal trappers, dude ranchers and cowboys, as well as the Native Americans that used to inhabit the region. The museum also offers various specialty programs and events for visitors, including year-round walking tours of the town of Jackson and local author talks. 

Despite its small size, recent visitors say that the attraction is chock full of interesting information, and definitely worth your time, especially for those interested in American history. Many visitors said it's a great place to bring children for the attraction's animal exhibits, and noted the knowledge and warmth of the staff helped make their experience at the museum a memorable one. 

The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum is located in northern Jackson and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Museum admission costs $5 for adults and is free for children 12 and younger. Visit the museum's website for more information.

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