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National Museum of Wildlife Art picture in Jackson Hole
National Museum of Wildlife Art picture in Jackson Hole
National Museum of Wildlife Art picture in Jackson Hole
National Museum of Wildlife Art picture in Jackson Hole
National Museum of Wildlife Art picture in Jackson Hole
National Museum of Wildlife Art picture in Jackson Hole

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Combining Jackson Hole's 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 3 miles north of downtown Jackson – just off Route 89 – this small museum is home to more than 5,000 works of wildlife art from more than 550 artists. Some pieces even date back to 2500 B.C. While the museum features several European pieces, American works dominate the 14 galleries.

Recent guests were impressed by the quality of art displayed here and said you don't need to be an art specialist to appreciate and enjoy this museum. Travelers also enjoyed the panoramic views the property afforded of the National Elk Refuge, with some visitors able to spot animals from the museum. Make sure to check out the outdoor art, particularly the nearly mile-long Sculpture Trail, which features sculptures of area elk traversing the terrain. Others were particularly impressed with the Children’s Discovery Gallery, which includes a puppet theater, animal costumes and a reading nook.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily May through October. From November through April, it is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs $15 for adults and $6 for children between the ages of 5 and 18. For more information, visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art's website.

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#1 Jackson Hole Mountain Resort 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 ... Read more » Courtesy Visit Jackson Hole

#2 Grand Teton National Park Boasting a whopping 310,000 acres of jagged, snow-capped peaks, verdant forests and crystal-clear alpine lakes, Grand Teton National Park is the highlight of any trip to Jackson Hole ... Read more » Steven Olmstead Photography / Getty Images

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#4 Jackson Hole Playhouse Just because the sun's gone down and the ski lifts have closed doesn't mean the fun has to stop. In the evenings, valley visitors head to the Jackson ... Read more » Courtesy of the Jackson Hole Playhouse

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#8 Snow King Resort If you're looking to add a dash of history to your downhill run, consider a visit to the Snow King Resort in Jackson. Founded in 1939, Snow King was ... Read more » Courtesy of Snow King Resort

#9 Grand Targhee Resort For those of you who aren't quite ready for the black diamond slopes at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the Grand Targhee Resort offers easier, more family-friendly runs. Located ... Read more » KevinCass / Getty Images

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