1. Jackson Town Square
When first visiting Jackson, A great place to start a tour is the Jackson town square. Visitors love to snap photos here standing under the famous elk antler arches or gliding around on the tiny ice-skating rink in winter. From the square, visitors can enjoy an Old West style horse and carriage ride around town or stroll along the boardwalks lined with boutique shops, art galleries, and restaurants. During the summer, don't miss the Old West-style Jackson Hole Shootout demonstrations in the town square, held Monday through Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
2. Entertainment and Arts
For such a small town, Jackson is big on culture, and the Center for the Arts is a modern and intimate venue for an impressive lineup of events. Among the many events staged at the center are ballet, opera, international music acts, films, dance performances, and the excellent Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, held every two years.
Monday through Friday the Jackson Hole Playhouse performs your favorite Westerns in the Saddle Rock Saloon, and go on to perform in a fully staged professional Western comedy. You have the option of dinner and a show or skip dinner and just enjoy the show.
The Silver Dollar Showroom located inside The Wort Hotel, offers weekly live music, with no cover charge. Bluegrass Tuesday’s has become everyone’s favorite night in the Silver Dollar Bar. Watch while visitors and locals alike mingle and dance to our bluegrass band, One Ton Pig.
The Wort Hotel has recently added one of Jackson Hole's iconic gems, The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar to its family of properties. Located right around the corner from the Wort Hotel, The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar is internationally famous for its western dancing and entertainment. In the past year, Jo Dee Messina, The Bellamy Brothers, Midland and Asleep at the Wheel have performed for SOLD OUT shows. The Cowboy provides 7 days a week of live music and continues to feature local and nationally recognized bands. Check our their website for a current and updated music schedule.
3. Snow King Mountain Resort
A short distance from the town square is Snow King Mountain. Established in 1938, Snow King is the steepest north-facing FIS (International Ski Federation) racing course in the continental US. A highlight here is the stunning view from the summit of Jackson, the Elk Refuge, and the snow-capped Tetons in the distance. In winter, Snow King Mountain is an affordable option for skiers and snowboarders who can access 400 acres of trails, serviced by three lifts. Night skiing is also offered, and kids will love the tubing course at the base. In summer, the activities are endless from hiking, mountain biking, experiencing the TreeTop adventure, or taking a ride on the Cowboy Coaster. At the base of Snow King, you can find climbing walls, a children's playground, mini-golf and a bungee trampoline.
A trip to Jackson wouldn't be complete without seeing the famous Jackson Hole Rodeo. Barrel-racing, bull-riding, bareback bronc-riding, and calf-roping are just some of the exciting activities on the lineup here, and even the local little tykes participate with nail-biting bareback rides. The rodeo is held twice weekly during summer with extra performances during peak visitor times.
5. Taste the Local Flavor
Jackson is home to three local breweries, both walking distance from The Wort Hotel and town square. Snake River Brewery is an eco-friendly brewery and was the first in the area when it opened in 1996. They are best known for their award-winning Pako’s IPA.
Thai Me Up Restaurant, the original home of Melvin Brewing, was already known for its world class beer. Melvin is now expanding from a 3bbl to a 30bbl system after winning two medals at the World Beer Cup earlier this year.
Roadhouse Brewing started in 2012 in a Restaurant located near Teton Village. Now Roadhouse has a tap room on Gregory Lane and a Pub and Eatery located right on the Town Square.
Along with these 3 breweries, there a a ton of fantastic restaurants just walking distance from the hotel. Click here for a list of our favorite dining options in Jackson Hole, including both fine dining restaurants as well as options for those on the go.
The Wort Hotel has a full-time concierge who is ready and eager to help you plan your vacation to Jackson Hole. Please contact our concierge if you would like assistance with booking activities, making dinner reservations, or simply for more recommended activities around town.
Please call 307-732-3926 or email the concierge directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.