Frequently Asked Questions About Jackson Hole & the Surrounding Areas
Q: WHERE AM I? JACKSON OR JACKSON HOLE?
A: Both. Jackson Hole is a valley about 80 miles long and 15 miles wide; Jackson is the major town within the valley. The hole begins six miles south of Yellowstone Park and tapers down to the width of the Snake River at Munger Mountain, south of Jackson. The town was named Jackson Hole in 1894 when the post office was established. Many other holes were named in the intermountain west during the 1800's but few were marked on the maps.
Q: WHERE AND WHAT IS TETON VILLAGE?
A: Teton Village is another community in Jackson Hole. It is located approximately 12 miles northwest of Jackson. It is the home of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. In addition to the ski resort, visitors to Teton Village may enjoy the specialty shops, restaurants, and motels & condominiums that are located here. Additionally, a tram ride to the top of Rendezvous Mountain and a gondola ride to mid-mountain and the Couloir Restaurant are also available for guests to enjoy.
Q: HOW FAR IS IT TO THE AIRPORT?
A: The airport is 8 miles north of Jackson.
Q: WHERE IS THE NEAREST HOSPITAL?
A: St. John's Medical Center, 625 East Broadway, (307) 733-3636
Q: WHAT MUSEUMS ARE IN JACKSON?
A: The Jackson Hole Historical Museum and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, among over 30 art galleries around the town square.
Q: WHERE ARE THE PUBLIC RESTROOMS?
A: The Home Ranch parking lot, located on the corner of Gill and North Cache.
Q: WHERE CAN I PARK MY R.V. WHILE I'M DOWNTOWN?
A: The Home Ranch town parking lot at the corner of Gill and North Cache.
Q: WHERE IS GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK? HOW DO I GET THERE?
A: Grand Teton Park begins about five miles north of Jackson on Highway 89. Entrance gates are at Moose Junction, 12 miles north or Moran Junction, about 30 miles north of Jackson.
Q: HOW FAR IS YELLOWSTONE PARK FROM JACKSON? HOW FAR IS OLD FAITHFUL?
A: The south entrance of YNP is about 60 miles north on U.S. Hwy 89. Old Faithful is about 40 miles further, about 100 miles from Jackson and it erupts every 60-90 minutes.
Q: WHERE CAN WE SEE WILDLIFE?
A: Bison can be seen on the Antelope Flats area 13 miles northeast of Jackson, as well as in other parts of Teton Park. During the summer, elk come out of the trees along the base of the Tetons after the sun goes behind the mountains. They stay out all night and return to the woods shortly after sunrise. Pronghorn may be seen along park roads at almost any hour but elk or moose are uncommonly seen mid-day. Look for moose near water along the Gros Ventre River northeast of town or between the Oxbow Bend (33 miles north) and the Jackson Lake Lodge or the Jackson Lake dam in morning and evening. Moose may also be seen from the Gondola or Tram at Teton Village, 12 miles northwest of Jackson. Don't count on seeing bear since they have much terrain to wander away from the road. First light is your best bear bet.
Q: WHAT ARE THE DATES OF THE FUTURE FALL ARTS FESTIVAL?
A: Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival is held in September each year. Click here!
Q: WHAT, WHERE, AND WHEN IS THE SHOOT OUT?
A: The Shoot Out is a free outdoor gun show presented by the Shoot Out Gang and the Jackson Hole Playhouse. It is held nightly (except Sundays) from Memorial Day though Labor Day at 6:00pm on Jackson's Historic Town Square. Click here!
Q: WHAT IS GOING ON DURING 4th OF JULY?
A: Parade, pancakes, live music, western rodeo, fireworks, and more! Click here!