5 Ways to Spend a Summer Afternoon in Downtown Jackson
When looking for fun activities on a summer afternoon, there is no better place to be than Jackson Hole. Downtown Jackson is full of exciting things to do, and there is always something for everyone! Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, a foodie, or just looking to spend some time with the kids, you’re sure to find entertainment on or about Town Square! Here are a few things to try:
Take a Stagecoach Ride
Take a tour of historic downtown Jackson, WY, in the carriage of a horse drawn stagecoach! The tours last approximately 10 minutes and are available around Town Square from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for kids, and the stagecoaches seat 4-6 passengers. See the Video
Location: Wooden Shack on Town Square at the corner of Broadway and Cache
Watch the Jackson Hole Shootout
A Wyoming tradition since 1957, the Jackson Hole Shootout is a must-see for everyone! The “lively reenactment of frontier justice” takes place Monday through Saturday at 6:00 pm, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Don’t miss the longest-running shootout in the country! The shootout is free to the public, with no reservations required. See the Video
Location: At the corner of Town Square in downtown Jackson
Saddle Up at the Cowboy Bar
If you’re looking for a taste of the Wild West, stop by the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, located right in the heart of downtown Jackson. Enjoy the western décor, animal mounts, and genuine saddle barstools while sipping your drink. The bar has swing dancing with live country music six nights a week, as well as country-western dance lessons on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm. So put on your cowboy boots and stop by the Cowboy Bar during your Jackson Hole journey!
Location: 25 North Cache Drive in downtown Jackson
Stroll the Wooden Boardwalks Downtown
Shopaholics can find solace amidst the numerous shops and boutiques in downtown Jackson. From boot shops, to jewelry stores, to western clothing outfitters, downtown Jackson has a lot to offer! What’s more, wooden boardwalks line the streets, creating a truly old west atmosphere. Whether window-shopping or just out for a stroll, you will thoroughly enjoy spending an afternoon in downtown Jackson!
Take a Scenic Chairlift Ride at Snow King
Take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the Teton Range and the valley below from the top of Snow King Mountain. Kids and adults of all ages can ride the Summit Lift. Once at the top, visitors can choose to hike to the bottom or ride the lift back down. Those looking to enjoy a mid-day snack at the top can head over to the picnic area. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for juniors (7-12) and seniors (65+). The chairlift opens daily at 10:00 am.
Location: The Summit Lift Ticket Office is located at the intersection of Snow King Avenue and King Street
Downtown Jackson Hole is bursting with fun and exciting activities and is a must-stop destination for travelers. Whether looking for an outdoor adventure or a taste of the old west, you won’t be disappointed after a trip downtown.