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Jackson Hole Vacations – Check Off the Animals on Your List!

When you go to Africa, you’ve got a checklist. You want to see the Big Five: lions, elephants, rhinos, hippos, and giraffes. When you come to Yellowstone, you’ve also got a list of all the big animals you want to encounter. You want to see mighty bears in their natural habitat, and definitely not feed them. You want to block traffic as you climb out of your car to photograph bison from a safe distance. You might even want to spot some wolves as they glower at you from the bushes. And of...

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Where Will You Be on July 4?

Where will you be spending your Independence Day? It’s not too early to plan for a Jackson Hole fourth of July. The morning will start with a pancake breakfast from the Jackson Hole Jaycees, who have been serving breakfast since 1977. (The food is brand new, however.) Show up for a hearty breakfast of sausage, eggs, and pancakes. At 10:30, the annual parade will begin on Snow King Avenue. At 6, you have a few choices: you can either enjoy the Music in the Hole festival in Teton Village o...

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Jackson Hole Showdown

Travel back in time to a simpler era, where bullets helped people resolve their differences and men wore cool duster jackets. Every summer evening from Memorial Day to Labor Day—except Sundays, of course—you can watch a gunfight unfold in the middle of town. They start to run out of people to shoot after a month or two, and that’s when they pull people out of the crowd. Ha! Only kidding. The guns are fake, but the excitement is real. The event is the longest continuously running shootou...

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Jessica’s Jackson Favorites #3 The Playhouse Theater

Someone took the rowdy old west, wrapped it up in some velvety theater drapes, and put it on a stage in Jackson Hole.  Walk into the Jackson Hole Playhouse and you’ll find buttery popcorn, old time piano music, robust harmonies, boisterous humor, and a riotous, foot-stomping time.  The Playhouse provides first class talent in the oldest framed building in Jackson Hole, built in 1916. When I walk into this building, even the smell of it reminds me of my childhood.  It is owned and opera...

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Jessica’s Jackson Favorites #2: String Lake

String Lake is a skinny lake that connects two bigger lakes in Grand Teton National Park.  The other lakes are Leigh Lake and Jenny Lake, named for the mountaineer Beaver Dick Leigh and his Shoshone wife Jenny.  I have very happy childhood memories at String Lake.  I remember canoeing to the lily pads, roasting marshmallows on the shore, and watching my older brothers jump off the big rock in the middle of the lake.  My mom told me that the jumping rock fell from the top of the Tetons....

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