Jackson is a year-round leisure and recreation rendezvous in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The little town is at the edge of a broad grass-and-sage-covered valley between the two highest mountain ranges in Wyoming. Fur trappers eventually gave way to permanent settlers, and a townsite was laid out in 1897. After Grand Teton National Park was created in 1929, and skiing facilities were built in town, Jackson’s role as a year-round visitor destination was assured. It was also becoming an internationally known artists’ colony.
Downtown Jackson still reflects the town’s original frontier appearance. Elkhorn arches, board sidewalks, and clapboard and log buildings surround the well-landscaped town square. A phenomenal assortment of fine art galleries, Western specialty shops, live theaters, atmospheric bars and gourmet restaurants are within an easy stroll. In town and nearby, several of the West’s most illustrious lodgings celebrate the majestic alpine setting with remarkably refined amenities.
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