I’ve never been to Santa’s workshop, but I imagine it probably looks a lot like Teton Toys. This store really is a magical place. Any toy you’ve ever wanted is probably sold there. Teton Toys only has two locations in the world, and I’m lucky enough to have visited both locations! (And they’re both equally great!) We took our kids here and their eyes lit right up. They have a huge assortment of Legos, Melissa and Doug, Fisher-Price, costumes of all kinds, dolls, trains, etc. They are high quality toys that last a long time. They sell a lot of collector’s items. We have a Melissa and Doug wooden music set from Teton Toys and my kids have had a lot of fun playing with it over the last few years.
One of my favorite things about Teton Toys is that they have a fun little play area for kids with lots of fun toys out for them to play with. At the Jackson Hole location they have a train table, a marble tower, a kitchenette with plastic food, Calico Critters set with a house and furniture, etc. Basically my kids could spend hours playing there if I let them! And don’t worry, they have couches for the parents to sit on too! It’s really a perfect spot to take a little break and let your kids play for a while. This truly is a perfect store for kids!
If you have never been in this store before, you are in for a real treat (pun intended!)! Every time we go to Jackson, we make sure to stop at Yippy I-O. It’s like walking into the Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory movie! You can find every kind of candy in there. They have salt water taffy, old fashioned candy, hand dipped chocolates, lots of huckleberry flavored items (yum!), caramel popcorn, etc. The best thing there is the fudge, though. You’ve got to try the fudge. Luckily they do give out little samples of any flavor so you can taste test before you take the plunge. We pretty much like all of the fudge flavors. You really can’t go wrong…unless you don’t buy any…that’s definitely wrong;)
Don’t leave without buying a box of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans. Seriously. Your kids will get a real kick out of them, I promise! Also, you’ve got to try some of my favorite candy from my childhood…the flavored wax bottles. I don’t know why I like those so much, but it’s just so fun to be able to throw the entire thing in your mouth and chew it! Your kids will love this store. It’s an absolute must see if you visit Jackson Hole. Trust me, you won’t be sorry if you do!
The reason why I’m adding this store to the list here is because when you are in a tourist town, things can be pretty pricey. This is where the Dollar Tree comes in…because everything is a dollar! You really can’t beat that. This store has all your basic needs, medicines, snacks, toys, etc. This is the perfect place to go if you want to save some money, or if your kids want to buy something that’s actually in their price range! My Grandma, who is the queen of thrifty shopping, says that this is her favorite dollar store of all time, and that’s saying something!
So there you have it. Between these three stores you will be able to find the best toys, the best candy, and the best prices around town, and your kids will love them guaranteed!