Jackson Area FAQ’s

New to Jackson?  Here are some helpful answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the general area of Jackson, things to do and nearby amenities.  Visit the resources page to find a categorized list of websites for local services, parks, activities and more.

  1. Where am I? Jackson or Jackson Hole?
  2. Where and what is Teton Village
  3. How far is the nearest airport from town?
  4. Where is the nearest hospital?
  5. What museums are there in Jackson?
  6. Where are public restrooms?
  7. Where can I park my R.V. while in town?
  8. Where is Grand Teton and how do I get there?
  9. How far is Yellowstone Park from Jackson?  How far is Old Faithful?
  10. Where can wildlife be seen?
  11. What, where and when is the shoot-out?
  12. What is there to do on the 4th of July?

  1. Where am I? Jackson or Jackson Hole?

    Both. Jackson Hole is a valley about 80 miles long and 15 miles wide; Jackson is the major town within the valley. The hole begins six miles south of Yellowstone Park and tapers down to the width of the Snake River at Munger Mountain, south of Jackson. The town was named Jackson Hole in 1894 when the post office was established. Many other holes were named in the intermountain west during the 1800′s but few were marked on the maps.

  2. Where and what is Teton Village

    Teton Village is another community in Jackson Hole. It is located approximately 12 miles northwest of Jackson. It is the home of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. In addition to the ski resort, visitors to Teton Village may enjoy the specialty shops, restaurants, motels & condominiums that are all located here. Additionally, a tram ride to the top of Rendezvous Mountain and a gondola ride to mid-mountain and the Couloir Restaurant are also available for guests to enjoy.

  3. How far is the nearest airport from town?

    The airport is 8 miles north of Jackson.

  4. Where is the nearest hospital?Town of Jackson–St. John’s Medical Center, 625 East Broadway, (307) 733-3636.
  5. What museums are there in Jackson?

    The Jackson Hole Historical Museum and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, among over 30 art galleries around the town square.

  6. Where are public restrooms?

    The Home Ranch parking lot, located on the corner of Gill and North Cache.

  7. Where can I park my R.V. while in town?

    The Home Ranch town parking lot at the corner of Gill and North Cache. RV Parking is also available in the Intermediate School area on Cache St., or on the lot south of the Post Office on Millward St.

  8. Where is Grand Teton and how do I get there?

    Grand Teton Park begins about five miles north of Jackson on Highway 89. Entrance gates are at Moose Junction, 12 miles north or Moran Junction, about 30 miles north of Jackson.

  9. How far is Yellowstone Park from Jackson?  How far is Old Faithful?

    The south entrance of YNP is about 60 miles north on U.S. Hwy 89. Old Faithful is about 40 miles further, about 100 miles from Jackson and it erupts every 60-90 minutes.

  10. Where can wildlife be seen?

    Bison can be seen on the Antelope Flats area 13 miles northeast of Jackson, as well as in other parts of Teton Park. During the summer, elk come out of the trees along the base of the Tetons after the sun goes behind the mountains. They stay out all night and return to the woods shortly after sunrise. Pronghorn may be seen along park roads at almost any hour but elk or moose are uncommonly seen mid-day. Look for moose near water along the Gros Ventre River northeast of town or between the Oxbow Bend (33 miles north) and the Jackson Lake Lodge or the Jackson Lake dam in morning and evening. Moose may also be seen from the Gondola or Tram at Teton Village, 12 miles northwest of Jackson. Don’t count on seeing bear since they have much terrain to wander away from the road. First light is your best bear bet.

  11. What, where and when is the shoot-out?

    The Shoot Out is a free outdoor gun show presented by the Shoot Out Gang and the Jackson Hole Playhouse. It is held nightly, except Sunday, at 6:00 p.m. on the town square.

  12. What is there to do on the 4th of July?

4th Street Pancake Breakfast
Center Street at Deloney, 7 – 11 am

4th of July Parade
Snow King Avenue to Glenwood to Broadway to Willow, 10 am

JH Community Band Concert on the Square
Town Square in Jackson, 11 am

Grand Teton Music Festival’s Music in the Hole
Alpine Field next to Jackson Hole Middle School from 3-7 pm

Jackson Hole Rodeo
Teton County Fairgrounds, 8pm

Fireworks
The base of Snow King Mountain, 10 pm and Teton Village.


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