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Welcome to Jackson Hole

A wild valley near the geysers of Yellowstone and in the shadow of the Tetons, Jackson Hole is a mecca for outdoorsy types and wildlife lovers. It’s the kind of place where you’re more likely to come across bison than people—it has the largest concentration of mammals in the lower 48. Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park are the main draws, with travelers typically basing themselves in the town of Jackson. In summer, hiking, fat tire biking, fishing, and wildlife spotting are top of the things-to-do list, while winter brings with it skiers and snowboarders.

Top 10 attractions in Jackson Hole

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

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The vast Yellowstone National Park, stretching over portions of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, was the first U.S. National Park when it was established in 1872. Famous for its scenery, wildlife, and geothermal activity—most notably, the geyser known as Old Faithful—Yellowstone covers almost 3,500 square miles (9,000 square kilometers) of mountainous countryside. The park boasts one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America (Yellowstone Lake), the longest undammed river in the contiguous United States (Yellowstone River), and even its own Grand Canyon.More
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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Teton National Park protects the jagged, snowcapped peaks of Wyoming’s Teton Range along with glacial lakes, dense forests, 200 miles (322 kilometers) of hiking trails, and a stretch of the Snake River. The park also provides excellent opportunities to spot resident elk, bears, bald eagles, gray wolves, and moose.More
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Snake River

Snake River

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Stretching 1,080 miles (1,735 kilometers) from Yellowstone National Park to the Oregon border, the Snake River is one of North America’s longest rivers. It serves an important role in the ecosystem as a home for tons of wildlife, including wild salmon, and is also a top location for water recreation like rafting, fishing, and kayaking.More
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National Elk Refuge

National Elk Refuge

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Part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the National Elk Refuge protects a 24,700-acre (10,000-hectare) winter habitat for the Jackson Elk Herd and several other endangered species of mammals, birds, and fish. With Grand Teton National Park as a backdrop, visitors can spot 47 species of mammals and nearly 175 species of birds.More
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National Museum of Wildlife Art

National Museum of Wildlife Art

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Situated just outside the entrance to Grand Teton National Park, the National Museum of Wildlife Art features a huge collection of paintings, photography, and sculptures of wild animals from artists around the world. The highlight is the museum’s Sculpture Trail, a paved path that winds up the hillside overlooking the National Elk Refuge and is dotted with life-size sculptures of elk, buffalo, bighorn sheep, and more.More
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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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Best known for its steep slopes and gorgeous views, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort boasts one of the largest vertical drops in US skiing. Notorious for its extreme ungroomed terrain, the mountain also features fantastic beginner and intermediate terrain. During summer months, the resort turns into an outdoor adventurer’s playground with mountain bike trails, scenic tram rides, and an exhilarating via ferrata course.More
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Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum

Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum

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Explore Jackson's fascinating Wild West-era history with a visit to the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum. Exhibits feature stories from Jackson’s early homesteading and ranching days to the development of tourism and mountaineering in Grand Teton National Park. The museum also features a large collection of Native American artifacts and moose, elk, and deer mounts.More
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Jackson Town Square (George Washington Memorial Park)

Jackson Town Square (George Washington Memorial Park)

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Bordered by four giant elk antler arches, Jackson’s Town Square is the picture-perfect centerpiece for this wild western town. The majority of Jackson’s restaurants, boutiques, and outdoor gear shops are centered around Town Square and the park itself features a nightly “shootout” during the summer months and a monument dedicated to John Colter, one of the region’s most famous mountain explorers.More
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Jackson Hole Aerial Tram

Jackson Hole Aerial Tram

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Since 1966, the Jackson Hole Aerial Tram has been whisking guests and locals of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort 4,139 vertical feet (1,262 meters) in 15 minutes to an altitude of 10,450 feet (3,185 meters) at the top of Rendezvous Mountain. A ride up for the views or a bite to eat at Corbet’s Cabin has become a quintessential Jackson Hole experience.More
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Grand Targhee Ski Resort

Grand Targhee Ski Resort

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Nestled on the west side of the famous Teton Range, the Grand Targhee Ski Resort is arguably one of the most popular yet tranquil resorts in the country. The resort’s name is a direct reference to both the 13,000 feet high Grand Teton Summit and to Chief Targhee, which was the great head chief of the Bannock people who lived in the region in the 1860s.The resort consists of two mountains: Fred Mountain and Peaked Mountain, totaling 2,400 acres. The former features 1500 acres and 2200 vertical feet of ground, accessible via four different chairlifts. The latter is fully equipped with a high-speed quad, giving open access to 602 acres of snowcat skiing and tree skiing. Combined, the two mountains receive over 500 inches of snow annually, making Grand Targhee Ski Resort a veritable heaven on Earth for winter sports aficionados. Those who would rather not ski can opt for one of the many other activities available onsite, like tubing, snowshoeing, sleigh ride dinners and numerous spa services. The hotel has several different types of rooms on offer, from simple suites to accommodating townhomes.The resort is also accessible in the summertime, for some of the most striking hiking trails in the United States.More

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Top activities in Jackson Hole

Grand Teton Half Day Tour

Grand Teton Half Day Tour

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13-Mile Scenic Raft Trip on Jackson Hole’s Snake River
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2-Day Yellowstone National Park Upper and Lower Loop Exploration
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Grand Teton National Park - Sunrise Tour from Jackson Hole
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Private Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour

Private Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour

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Teton Views Scenic Float Trip

Teton Views Scenic Float Trip

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Yellowstone National Park - Full-Day Lower Loop Tour from Jackson Hole
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Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
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8-mile Whitewater Standard Raft in Jackson, Wyoming
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Grand Teton National Park - Sunset Guided Tour from Jackson Hole
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Recent reviews from experiences in Jackson Hole

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Amazing tour!
Mark_W, Mar 2022
Half Day Group Sunset Wildlife Safari
The winter scenery was amazing, and since we learned so much about the sights we could see during the rest of the year, we now want to plan a summer trip to hopefully see the beautiful lakes, and maybe even bears and bison!
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Majesty of Winter and Wildlife in Jackson WY.
Cecelia_G, Feb 2022
Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip
Great way to experience the majesty of winter and wildlife while relaxing in Jackson Hole.
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Tour guide Eddie is the best!!
Tracy_B, Dec 2021
Grand Teton Winter Wildlife Tour
Hope to did this again in the summer.
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Colby was our tour guide...
Kristian_B, Oct 2021
Jackson Hole Horseback Riding in the Bridger-Teton National Forest
Tips: warm socks and warm gloves if riding in the fall/winter.
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Loved our wildlife tour. Jaclyn was...
Susan_J, Sep 2016
Grand Teton Wildlife Safari in a Enclosed or Open-Air Vehicle (season dependent)
We got to see a bald eagle, two moose, pronghorn deer, and an elk.
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Grand Teton Tour with Mike Spotts
Maura P, Jul 2018
Grand Teton National Park Tour from Jackson Hole
What a wonderful way to see so much of Grand Teton National Park in a short period of time!
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The tour driver/guide took all the...
Asoka S, Aug 2017
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
We saw most of the things we wanted to see including wildlife and the Caldera features such as the Old Faithful.
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On the spur of the moment we decided...
Karen G, Jan 2018
Heart Six Snowmobiling in Jackson Hole
We even went to a restaurant that one can only get to by snowmobile in the winter.
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This has to be one of the most...
Sandra R, Sep 2017
Yellowstone National Park Tour from Jackson Hole
I saw all the things I have been waiting 60 years to see: geysers, waterfalls, pools of colorful micro-organisms, mud pots, and more.
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Jacklyn, our tour guide was very...
Masumi T, Sep 2016
Grand Teton Wildlife Safari in a Enclosed or Open-Air Vehicle (season dependent)
We were able to see a mother bear and her tow little cubs and also moose right by the tour jeep.
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Our Yellowstone Lower Loop/Old...
David S, Sep 2016
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
The spectacular views of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone from 'Artist Point' were breathtakingly beautiful- we got to see how Yellowstone got its name with such a rainbow of colors including yellow, in the exposed rock.
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What a wonderful excursion...
jillnmarkm, Aug 2015
Grand Teton Wildlife Safari in a Enclosed or Open-Air Vehicle (season dependent)
It was raining the day of our trip and Duane, our guide, contacted us that afternoon to see if we would prefer a closed vehicle versus the open jeep we had scheduled.
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