1. Jackson Town Square
When first visiting Jackson, a great place to start a tour is the Jackson town square. Snap photos standing under the famous elk antler arches, explore the local shops and art galleries, or gliding around on the tiny ice-skating rink in the winter. If you haven't taken a photo of the neon cowboy sign have you really even been to Jackson?! Be sure to sit on a saddle or enjoy some live music at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. Although the bar is ages 21 and over the Million Dollar Cowboy Steakhouse is is a Jackson Hole experience you can’t miss. Be a part of the western tradition of fine food and drink with friends and family. All ages are welcome. 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, which take place at 6 pm Monday through Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
2. Entertainment and the Arts
For such a small town, Jackson is big on culture, and the Center for the Arts is a modern and intimate venue with 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.
The Silver Dollar Bar and Grill located inside The Wort Hotel, offers weekly live music, with no cover charge. Bluegrass Tuesdays 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 is proud to list The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar as one of its iconic properties. Located right around the corner from the Wort Hotel, The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar is internationally famous for its western dancing and entertainment, hosting legendary performers such as Jo Dee Messina, The Bellamy Brothers, Sara Evans, Midland, Asleep at the Wheel, and Hank Williams Jr. The Cowboy continues to feature local and nationally recognized bands. Check out their website for a current and updated music schedule. As a benefit of your stay, the cover charge is waived for all Wort Hotel guests.
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 four lifts and three magic carpets. 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.
Come down the face of Snow King Mountain on North America’s steepest zip line, with views of Jackson Hole and the Grand Tetons in the background. Each of the three sections has two lines, allowing you to share the thrill with family and friends! Start at the top with the beginner section to test your confidence and skill, which includes awesome views where your family can take photos and watch you learn. Then, with speeds up to 60 mph and a 36 percent grade, take the plunge into the steepest span. Finally, at a 31 percent grade and a total distance of 1,275 feet, ride down the final span over the Cowboy Coaster and land at the base of the mountain!
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 four local breweries, all within 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.
Still West Brewing started in 2019 in a Restaurant at the base of Snow King Mountain.
Along with these 4 breweries, there 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.