National Museum of Wildlife Art

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2820 Rungius Road

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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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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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