, tucked in a “hole” in the rocky terrain of the Grand Tetons, is a lively mountain town comprising shops, restaurants, museums and art galleries. Get to know the town’s Wild West past via the history of trappers, cowboys and Native Americans at the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum
. Alternatively, head 3mi (5km) north of the town center to the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
This small museum houses over 5,000 works of wildlife art from more than 550 artists, with some pieces dating back as early as 2500BCE. The Jackson Town Square, characterized by 19th-century log cabins and Western-style architecture, boasts chic boutiques, cowboy-style bars, rustic inns, local galleries and a small dinner theater, the Jackson Hole Playhouse. To experience the unique Western lifestyle, you can take a trail ride, stay at a dude ranch, reserve a chuckwagon dinner, catch views from a hot-air balloon or check out the Jackson Hole Rodeo, every Wednesday and Saturday evening throughout the summer.