When to Visit Jackson Hole: The Definitive Guide

Jackson Hole’s an incredible place. My family roots are there, and I’ve spent a large portion of my adult life obsessed with the place. During a long stretch in which I devoted far more free time to exploring Grand Teton National Park than to dating, my worried parents joked with a sigh that I was married to Jackson. While I’ve since moved a few hours away, I still visit as often as I can. Part ...
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How to do Jackson with a group of mixed-age children

Last time we visited Jackson, we needed to find something a 4 month-old and a 2 1/2 year-old could handle, but that would also be fun for older kids. The Aquatic Center was perfect, and it was nice to take a break from the other tourists. The Aquatic Center has a kiddie pool (3 feet deep) with little waterfalls and a little slide. For bigger kids, there is a big water slide (which was closed ...
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Jackson Hole Shootout

Last week I attended one of my favorite free things to do in Jackson: the shootout. I can’t think of any other town that closes off a downtown intersection every evening of the summer for a shootout. It lasts about 15 minutes, and it’s a little drama put on by the Jackson Hole Playhouse. The shootout has been going on for 50 years. It felt like I was really stepping back into the Old West ...
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A moose.

Jackson Hole Wildlife, Part 6: Moose

Welcome back to our Wildlife of Jackson Hole series! This is the sixth installment, which basically makes it a very antler-heavy Return of the Jedi.* Today: moose! A bull moose surveys his dominion. Latin name: Alces alces How big are they? Moose are the largest members of the deer family, weighing up to 1200 pounds. To sustain their bulk, they have to eat about 75 pounds of plants a day in the summer and 35 ...
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Jackson Hole Wildlife, Part 5: Elk

Welcome to the next installment of our wildly (get it?) popular series Wildlife of Jackson Hole! This week’s entry has a special place in our Flat Creek hearts, since they live in a giant refuge right across the street from us: the elk! The mighty elk. LATIN NAME: Cervus elaphus What’s an elk’s social life like? Elk are social animals and live in large herds, as we in Jackson can attest. Herds can range up ...
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