Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is known worldwide as one of the best destinations for outdoor and recreational activities. From glorious National Park tours to exhilarating skiing experiences, this beautiful area can turn even the most avid homebody into a nature lover. Or, feel free to stay indoors and have an equally memorable time learning about the history of this unique and intriguing area.
Our Favorite Jackson Hole Attractions
With so much to do, it may seem impossible to choose the best activities for the perfect trip. So we’ve done it for you! Here are the some of our favorite Jackson Hole attractions.
1. Dry Land Activities
If you want to get physical while taking in the incredible views, there are an endless amount of activities to choose from. From hiking the incredible Snow King Trail System to biking through the Grand Teton National Park, you’re guaranteed to get an amazing workout while experiencing the gorgeous natural beauty of Jackson Hole. If you’re an animal lover, try horseback riding through the rugged, wild Wyoming landscape or take a wildlife tour at Scenic Safaris, where you’ll make friends with elk, bison, and maybe even a grizzly bear.
2. Water Recreation
For H2O lovers, a scenic float trip through Grand Teton National Park or a white-water rafting excursion through the wild Snake River is perfect for a fun and exciting day in Jackson Hole. If you’re in the mood to hunt like a Wyoming native, try fly-fishing, where you’ll have the opportunity to catch Cutthroat and Rainbow trout. You’ll fulfill your adrenaline-junkie spirit and make lasting memories by connecting with the Wyoming water.
3. Winter Adventures
Wyoming in the winter is both peaceful and serene, as many of the mountain areas quickly become covered with a blanket of snow that is perfect for skiing. Take your skills to Targhee Mountain, or practice cross-country at Teto Pines XC Ski Center. If skiing isn’t your thing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, dog sledding, ice skating, and snowmobiles are available for those who still want to experience the gorgeous winter weather without the ski poles. At the end of a long cold day, take a dip in Granite Hot Springs and relax amongst nature.
4. Indoor Fun
For those who prefer the great indoors, Jackson Hole has a variety of family-fun entertainment facilities including museums, concerts, arts centers, and shopping. Family and friends can guess the truth of modern phenomenon at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, or enjoy dinner and a comedy show at the historic Jackson Hole Playhouse. If you’ve had your fill of outside adventures, be sure to check out some of these indoor Jackson Hole attractions that will make your trip even better.
5. Annual Events
To make your vacation even more special, be sure to attend one of their distinct and unusual events. Guests are welcome to see the Moose Chase Nordic Race in February, the Annual Rotary Wine Fest in May, or the Jackson Hole Live Concert Series in July. Cold winter months offer other events like dogsled races, the Special Olympics Winter Games, and even the World Championship Snowmobile Climb. During the milder summer months, the Annual Targhee Bluegrass Festival and ArtFair are must-sees. At any time of year, Jackson Hole has an event for anyone and everyone.
Stay With Us
While the list of awesome Jackson Hole attractions may seem endless, one thing is for sure—you are guaranteed to have an amazing trip! Book your room at the Bentwood Inn where you’ll feel right at home in a log lodge that is comforting after a day on the slopes or hours in the museum.
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