Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum

#6 in Best Things To Do in Jackson Hole
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225 North Cache St.

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1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.0

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  • 4.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

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, visitors will 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 travelers, including walking tours of the town of Jackson and local author talks. 

Despite its small size, recent visitors said that the attraction is chock full of interesting information, and definitely worth your time, especially for those interested in American history. Many reviewers 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. Wednesday through Saturday in winter and Tuesday through Saturday in summer. Museum admission costs $6 for adults and is free for children 6 and younger. Visit the museum's website for more information.

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Occupying a large chunk of Teton Village in the northwest corner of the valley, the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a vacation destination unto itself. The primary resort area in the valley, this property boasts several hotels and timeshares and an adventure park, not to mention a variety of dining options on top and below the mountain. However, the main reason people visit the resort is to take advantage of the skiing; located at the base of Rendezvous Mountain, the resort offers prime access to 2,500 acres of ski runs and 4,139 feet of vertical drop. And with more than 400 inches of snowfall annually, it's no wonder why the area is considered to be one of the best ski resorts in the country.

Skiing isn't the only activity here. During the summertime, the resort offers visitors numerous opportunities to hike and mountain bike as well as paraglide. Recent visitors also said that a ride on the Jackson Hole Aerial Tram is a must, no matter the season. The 9-minute tram ride runs to the top of Rendezvous Mountain at a summit of more than 10,000 feet, allowing for breathtaking views of the Teton Mountains. If heights aren't your thing, don't fret. Travelers said there are so many activities to do there you'll likely never be bored. Some suggested arriving at the village as early as possible, as you'll probably end up staying until closing time. 

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