Activities in and around Jackson
1. National Museum of Wildlife Art – (307) 733-5771
2820 Runguis Rd, PO Box 6825, Jackson, WY 83001
Price: Adult $12/Junior $6
From the outside this museum doesn’t look like much, but walk through the doors and you enter a world of fabulous wildlife art. Includes a wonderful vantage point overlooking the Elk Refuge.
2. Jackson Hole Aerial Tram Ride – (307) 733-2292
7658 Teewinot, Teton Village, Jackson, WY 83025
Price: Adult $32/Junior $16 – $6 discount if ordered online
Don’t ski or snowboard? No problem. One can experience the thrill of going to the top of the mountain and view all of Jackson Hole. But be sure to bring a warm jacket, at 10,700 feet it can get a little chilly.
3. Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Moose Wilson Road, Jackson, WY
This is a must for short day hikes. There are many hiking trails and a fantastic visitor center with ranger led hikes. Try to get there early, as the parking lot fills up quickly and they restrict more vehicles until someone leaves.
4. Granite Hot Springs
Follow US-191 12 miles south from Hoback Junction until you reach the Granite Hot Springs gravel and dirt road. Granite Hot Springs is 11 miles down this road.
Price: Adult $6/Junior $4
South of Jackson, Granite Hot Springs is tucked away in the Gros Ventre Mountains. Lay back and relax in a natural bubbling springs slightly under 7,000 feet above sea level. Be sure to take advantage of the fishing and camping while you’re out there.
5. Jackson Hole Playhouse – (307) 733-6994
145 W. Deloney Ave, P.O. Box 2788, Jackson, WY 83001
Price: See website for current shows
Looking for a night out on the town? Stop by The Jackson Hole Playhouse for a night of dinner and laughter with a true hometown feel. Be sure to check the website for the latest showing and times.
6. Alpine Slide – (307) 733-5200
400 E Snow King Ave, Jackson, WY 83001
Slide down 2,500 feet of Snow King Mountain in a bobsled! You will go sliding past trees and wildflowers at whatever speed you choose. If slow and easy is your speed, that’s okay — you’ll still have an exhilarating experience! Kids under 7 must ride with an adult.
7. Elk Antler Arches – 307-733-3316
Town Square, Jackson, WY
This is the standout landmark of Jackson. In 1968, arches fashioned from shed elk antlers were constructed at all four entrances of the town square. The arches are particularly appropriate, since Jackson lies on the perimeter of the Elk Refuge. Each year, local Boy Scouts collect the antlers, most of which are then sold at auction in the town square on the third Saturday of May.
8. Grand Teton National Park – (307) 739-3399
North of Jackson, Wyoming and south of Yellowstone National Park.
The massive mountains of the Teton Range stretch 40 miles, and include eight mountains over 12,000 feet. Although this is a climber’s paradise, if you aren’t quite up to tackling the 13,770-foot Grand Teton, there are plenty of more horizontal hiking trails throughout the park. Even a leisurely drive along the main roads will provide stunning views. You may even catch a glimpse of the local inhabitants — wolves, bears, elk, moose, eagles, and falcons. Moose Visitor Center is the only one open year-round. Other visitor centers and services are seasonal.
9. Introduction to Rodeo – 307-215-3120
5650 South Fall Creek Road, Wilson, Wyoming 83014
Price: $160/ea for all day experience
Learn the basics of Barrel Racing, and Team Roping in a safe and controlled environment, go as slow or as fast as you are comfortable. No experience needed. Who wants to go on a trail ride when you can learn how to do this!
10. Bar J Chuckwagon Supper & Western Music Show – 307-733-3370
4200 W Bar J Chuckwagon Rd, Wilson, WY 83014
Price: Variable by show. Call for reservations.
Enjoy an authentic chuckwagon style dinner with excellent food followed by some of the best music in the west. Don’t miss this little gem while in the Jackson area!
Are you an avid fly fisher? Come early to NROC and join the EyeFlyFish 2017.
EyeFlyFish 2017 is a fishing retreat presented by The Optometric Fly Fishers. This year’s event will be held at the Flying Saddle Resort in Alpine, WY just prior to NROC.
EyeFlyFish 2017 is Sunday, July 16- Tuesday, July 18th. The registration fee includes 3 nights lodging and breakfast provided by Flying Saddle Resort, Sunday night Welcome Reception and presentation by Scott Sanchez, a full day of guided float trip on the Snake, a copy of one of Scott Sanchez’s books, a box of 12 professionally tied flies and more!
Scott Sanchez, noted author, professional fly tier and celebrity fly fishing guide, will give a presentation followed by a fly tying demonstration at our Welcome Reception. Participants will receive a copy of one of Scott’s autographed books.
EyeFlyFish 2017 is separate from NROC. To learn more about EyeFlyFish 2017 and how to register for this event click here: http://www.eyeflyfish.com/