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A Stroll Through Jackson Hole’s Town Square

A trip to Jackson Hole isn’t complete until you’ve visited the iconic Town Square (also known as the George Washington Memorial Park). It’s a fun experience that you and your family will remember forever.

Jackson Hole Antler Arches

There are arches made out of elk antlers on all four corners of the square. Here is a live stream of one of the antler arches in the Town Square. While you’re there, you’ve got to take a family photo under one of the arches!

Antler arch in Jackson Hole Town Square.
Antler arch.
Educational plaque about the antler arches in Jackson Hole's town square.
Educational plaque about the antler arches.

Inside the Town Square

There are several benches to sit and rest (or people watch!) while you are visiting the Town Square. It’s a great place to have a little picnic, or just stop and enjoy the views.

Here is another live stream of the Town Square.

A view of the Jackson Hole Town Square
A view of the Town Square.
A monument in Jackson Hole's Town Square to honor veterans.
A monument in the Town Square to honor veterans.
A monument to honor the Town Square.
A monument to honor the Town Square.

Shopping Near the Town Square

The Town Square is surrounded on all four sides by stores and restaurants. Everything is very walkable, and it’s fun to window shop and see the unique gifts and items that Jackson Hole has to offer. You can find stores selling western themed jewelry, art galleries, a candy store, clothing stores, and even the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar right next to the Town Square.

Walking around the Jackson Hole Town Square.
Walking around the Town Square.
A bison near the Jackson Hole Town Square.
It was fun to run into this guy while shopping around Town Square.

If you visit the Town Square in the summertime, don’t miss the Town Square Shootout that happens every night at 6pm (Monday through Saturday)!

 

Need a place to stay when you visit Jackson Hole? Come stay at the Flat Creek Inn!

 

Shan’tel Christensen is a mother of 5 and a graduate student. She enjoys strolling through Jackson Hole’s Town Square whenever she gets the chance.

Fun *Free* Family Activity to do in Jackson Hole

Need a fun activity to do with your family while you’re visiting Jackson Hole? Head over to Teton Toys for a fun way to spend some quality time together as a family.

Teton Toys

It’s a little tricky to find the store. It’s located in Jackson Hole square. Follow the signs, walk through the “Lucky You Gifts” store and look for the stairs. Head down the stairs and then you’re there!

The sign for Teton Toys
Teton Toys!
Walking down the stairs to go into Teton Toys
Head down the stairs and you’ll find the store.

Inside the Store

When you walk down the stairs, you will see isles and isles of toys! They also have cute little shopping carts for kids to use as they walk through the store.

Shelves of toys inside Teton Toys.
So. many. toys.
Little shopping carts for kids to use inside Teton Toys.
Cute little shopping carts for kids.
Lots of model cars inside Teton Toys.
Cars!
Tiny animals inside Teton Toys.
Tiny animals.

Unique and Fun Toys

The awesome thing about Teton Toys is that all of the toys are high quality, and they are fun and unique. There is something for everyone from kids to adults. There are stuffed animals, puzzles, games, crafts, books, Lego sets, and collector’s items.

Plus Pieces inside Teton Toys.
Plus Pieces

There is a whole section of prank toys including this “Dirty Face” soap that looks white but turns dirty when someone tries to use it!

Fun prank toys inside Teton Toys.
Fun prank toys!
Lots of plastic animals to choose from inside Teton Toys.
Animals!

We could have stayed in this store for hours just looking at all of the unique toys. Teton Toys is a delightful activity for the whole family to enjoy while you’re visiting Jackson Hole.

Feel free to come stay at the Flat Creek Inn while you’re in town!

Shan’tel Christensen is a mother of 5, a graduate student, and her favorite toy at Teton Toys is the teeny tiny version of the game Boggle.

The One Place You Must Go When You Visit Jackson Hole

There is one store in Jackson Hole that is sure to delight both young and old alike – the Yippy I-O Candy Co. This store is a veritable feast for the eyes just as much as a feast for the belly. Inside you can find every type of candy imaginable. Let’s go take a look!

Inside the Candy Store

The main entrance to the Yippy I-O Candy Co.
The main entrance.

As soon as you walk into the store you will see this darling sign and a stack of little baskets.

The sign inside the Yippy I-O Candy Co. says, "Hep yerself to a baskit"
Hep yerself to a baskit!

You can create your own Pucker Powder with this fun machine!

The Pucker Powder machine in the Yippy I-O Candy Co.
Pucker Powder machine.

Lots of Unique and Fun Items!

There is a whole shelf of “canned” animals. I was too terrified to buy one, but I can imagine it would be an unforgettable experience to try one of these out!

Canned Grizzly Bear inside Yippy I-O Candy Co.
Canned Grizzly Bear…yikes!

There are barrels and barrels of every flavor of taffy that you can think of.

Lots of flavors of taffy inside Yippy I-O Candy Co.
Taffy galore.

There are so many unique items here, including flavored honeys, and candies that I remember eating in my childhood and haven’t seen anywhere since!

A variety of honey and syrup flavors in Yippy I-O Candy Co.
Lots of honey and syrup flavors as well.

Everything in this store is such a fun experience from the wagon wheel lights, to the barrels full of candy, to the old-fashioned candy.

Wagon wheel light fixture inside Yippy I-O Candy Co.
Wagon wheel light.
Giant jaw breaker inside Yippy I-O Candy Co.
Giant jaw breaker.

It’s such a fun sight to see rows of glass jars full of the most delicious and yummy treats! You can literally see stars in people’s eyes when they are walking around this store :).

Rows and rows of candy inside Yippy I-O Candy Co.
Rows and rows of candy.

Don’t Forget the Fudge!

Yippy I-O Candy Co. makes fresh fudge in house. There are 20 different flavors to choose from. Yuuuummmmmm!

Homemade fudge inside Yippy I-O Candy Co.
Yummy fudge.

Our favorite candy from this trip was the Cowtales. They are a delicious caramelly treat.

Cowtales candy from Yippy I-O Candy Co.
Cowtales.

Visiting Yippy I-O Candy Co. will be an experience you won’t soon forget. We highly recommend checking this out when you visit Jackson Hole!

Come stay at the Flat Creek Inn while you’re in town!

Shan’tel Christensen is a mother of 5, and working on her masters in social work. She has a sweet tooth the size of Texas and thoroughly enjoyed going to Yippi I-O Candy Co.

7 Fun Things to Do in Jackson Hole in the Winter (Besides Skiing)!

Jackson Hole is beautiful no matter what time of year you come. Here are seven fun activities you can do if you are here during the wintertime. Enjoy!

 

1. Sleigh Ride Through the Elk Refuge

This is one of the coolest winter activities to do in Jackson! You hop on a sleigh and get super close and personal to all the elk on the elk refuge! If you haven’t done this yet, now’s the time! Here’s a link for more information. We have an awesome Stay and Sleigh Special here at the Flat Creek Inn that we highly recommend :).

2. Ride the Winter Cowboy Coaster

Photo via Snow King Mountain website

 

This is a roller coaster that operates in the wintertime! How fun is that! You can ride it and watch the skiers and snowboarders go down the hill at the time time. Check out this link for more information.

3. Snowshoe

Cross country skiing in Jackson Hole

The Hole Hiking Experience offers a variety of options for snow showing depending on how long or how intense of a hike you want to go on. Snow showing is great exercise and a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of winter in Jackson Hole. Click here for more information.

4. Snow Tubing

Snow King offers great snow tubing! You take the Magic Carpet Ride up to the top of the hill, and then tube all the way down. This is a great activity for anyone in your family that is 42 inches or taller (per the ride’s rules). Find more info. here!

5. Indoor Shopping

This is an idea for those of you who want to do something a little more safe and cozy, and a little less crazy and adventurous in the wintertime! Shopping around Town Square is a great way to spend a cold day. There are so many unique shops full of western treasures just waiting for you. Click here for more info.

6. Get Hot Chocolate at Persephone Bakery

Hot chocolate recipe

Warm yourself up with some yummy hot chocolate from this delightful bakery. The inside is beautifully decorated and the food is divine! This is the perfect place to visit in the winter. Click here to see some pictures and get more information.

7. Ice Skate in Town Square

If you are looking for something magical to do, this is it! Ice skating right in the middle of Town Square, with the antler arch, the lights, and music is pure magic. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Click here for more info.

 

Come stay at the Flat Creek Inn when you come to Jackson!

Don’t forget to check out our Stay and Sleigh Special.┬áSee you soon!

5 Best Things to do in Jackson Hole on a Rainy Day

Rain or shine, there are always fun things to do in Jackson! Here are five ideas of what you can do if it’s raining and you still want to have a great time while you’re here in Jackson.

1. Visit the Jackson Hole Playhouse

This is a theater that has been around in Jackson for years. It is a highlight for everyone who experiences it. Options include watching just the play, or getting dinner along with the show. If you haven’t been to the Playhouse yet, now is the perfect time to go! Click here for more Playhouse information.

 

2. Visit Yippy I-O Candy Store

This place is a real treat (literally and figuratively)! You will love this little candy shop full of taffy, vintage candies, and even all flavors of fudge. Oh, and they even have Harry Potter’s Bertie Bott’s Jelly Beans. Grab a few packages of those and have fun guessing all of the interesting Jelly Bean flavors! Click here to get more information on this fun candy store.

 

3. Check out the Silver Dollar Bar & Grill

This restaurant is an iconic part of Jackson Hole. They have amazing food and live music! It doesn’t get any better than that. This is a great way to spend a rainy day! Click here for more information on the Silver Dollar Bar & Grill.

 

4. Visit the Wilcox Art Gallery

The Wilcox Art Gallery

This art gallery has two locations in Jackson Hole, so pick whichever one you desire. There are 50 different artists featured in this art gallery, and every piece is breath taking. You must go see this amazing western art while you’re in Jackson! Click here for more information on the Wilcox Art Gallery.

 

5. Go to the Jackson Country Square Shopping Center

Check out this shopping center right in the heart of Jackson Hole. This is where you can find souvenirs, knick knacks, and lots of fun western themed items to suite your fancy. This is definitely a must when coming to Jackson, and a great way to spend a rainy day!

 

We hope you have a grand time in Jackson Hole no matter what the weather is like! We recommend staying at the Flat Creek Inn when you come to town…it’s the best deal around! See our current specials here.

 

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