Keeping the spirit of the west alive is daily life in Jackson Hole. Every street corner has a story to it. Each building has a relative living in town. Get a taste of Jackson’s long-time culture and drift back into the 1800s.
In Gaslight Alley, just off the town square across from Jackson Drug, Judge Roy Bean's Old Time Photo Studio is waiting for you with wardrobe options for everyone—couples, families, friends, the more the merrier…even your dogs can join the saloon costume fun.
Nothing commemorates your stay in the Tetons like old-time photos. With realistic sets, vintage costumes, and an array of replica props, everyone can find their Western persona.
When you are done dressing the part, revive your group’s blood sugar with the nearby and nearly 100 years old Jackson Drug and Original Soda Fountain. Jackson Drug holds a special place in the hearts of locals and tourists alike, and still run by the original owner’s family.
The original Jackson Drug
Take a lap around the Town Square which though filled with modern luxury and western décor, still celebrates the western mercantile personality of a town where trappers met up to trade.
The quintessential Western saloon experience of the Historic Wort Hotel’s Silver Dollar Bar is still an enthusiastic night out. The Silver Dollar bar sticks to old time standards, good drinks a good time and first come first serve for live music—which there is almost every day of the week throughout the year.
Live music at the Silver Dollar
Check out their calendar here: Live Music in Jackson Hole - The Wort Hotel
The famous Silver Dollar Bar was designed and built by a German cabinet maker using 2,032 uncirculated Morgan Silver Dollars from the Denver mint.
The story behind The Wort Hotel begins in 1893 when Charles J. Wort, a homesteader who arrived in Jackson Hole. Wort bought four downtown lots in 1917. For seven years, the land was used as a horse corral adjacent to a livery stable.
From 1932 to 1940, the Wort family operated what is now Signal Mountain Lodge in Grand Teton National Park. Through the sale of this facility, the family financed the construction of their dream; a luxury hotel in downtown Jackson, WY. Original construction costs were approximately $90,000, and the hotel officially opened in the late summer of 1941.
Signal Mountain Lodge
The Silver Dollar Bar serves Lunch and Dinner Service from 11 am-9 pm. The bar closes at 11 PM nightly. Enjoy elk gyros and the famous corn chowder. Enjoyed by locals, visitors, cowboys, politicians and millionaires, the bar invites every cowboy and cowgirl to make his or her mark in the history of the famous Silver Dollar Bar. They do not accept reservations in the Silver Dollar Bar, it is on a first come first serve basis, and you must be 21 to enter the bar past 6pm.
The Silver Dollar Grill is open 7 am to 9 pm and remains a great family-friendly option for everyone in your party.