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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 shootout in the United States.

Spectators start gathering around 5:30, enjoying ice cream and shopping at nearby businesses. At 6:15, the performers appear and the gunfight begins. No reservations are necessary, and it’s free. Just show up in the town square in downtown Jackson (look for the elk antlers) and watch the good guys face off against the bad guys in a flurry of smoke.

Photo from Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce

Photo from Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce

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