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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.

 

A Hidden Gem in Jackson – Aspen Hill Cemetery

Finding Hidden Gems

Every once in a while when people are going about their business, they accidentally stumble upon something else totally unexpected. (For example, the Terracotta Warriors found by a farmer in China who was just digging a well… Or the Rosetta Stone that was accidentally found by French soldiers while building a fort.)

Recently, Korinne Nelson (one of the owners of the Flat Creek Inn) went on a nice little walk around the base of Snow King Mountain. On her walk, she happened upon a beautiful hidden gem of her own – the Aspen Hill Cemetery.

Aspen Hill Cemetery

This isn’t your everyday run-of-the-mill cemetery. This is a very old, wild, and mountainous cemetery. It became an official cemetery all the way back in 1920. Locals were already burying their loved ones in that area, so the town counsel decided to go ahead and declare that spot as an official cemetery named Aspen Hill. (I don’t know this for a fact, but I’m guessing the name inspiration came from the aspen trees that surround this secluded cemetery.)

There are over 600 people buried there now including many significant people in Jackson Hole’s history. One of my favorite citizens buried there is Dr. Charles Huff. He was the first doctor to have a permanent residence in Jackson Hole. He went all over the Jackson valley on his horse taking care of the sick, along with his wife Edna, who was a nurse. Dr. Huff was one of the main influences in getting the first hospital built in the valley. (Interesting side note: the first elevator in Jackson was built in this hospital, but it went so slowly that many babies ended up being born in the elevator instead of in a hospital room!)

Come Check it Out!

Call and schedule your stay at Flat Creek Inn today, and plan to visit this beautiful piece of Jackson Hole history! (Even the Cemetery Detective himself highly recommends checking out this hidden gem of a cemetery!) We do have a special coming up soon: 20% off between Oct. 1, 2018 through May 10, 2019 when you use the promo code “Creek20”.
Special thanks to Korinne for all of the pictures and map that are included in this post!

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