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Is there anything to do in the town of Jackson?

Jul 26th, 2004, 12:28 PM
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Is there anything to do in the town of Jackson?

Is there anything to see in the town of Jackson? I may be there for an afternoon alone before starting a week in Yellowstone and the Tetons and I?m trying to figure out if I should get a car in order to see something or if I will be fine walking around.
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Jul 26th, 2004, 12:37 PM
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It'll only take about a 1/2 day to walk around Jakcson, and that's ONLY if you like to look in shops. It's not a big place.
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Jul 26th, 2004, 12:39 PM
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You might be able to take a float trip on Snake River. There are a few companies that have offices in downtown Jackson and I believe they'll take you to the starting point for the trip.
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Jul 26th, 2004, 12:43 PM
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You might want to repost with the state name. There is more than one Jackson in the country. That way you might get more responses.
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Jul 26th, 2004, 03:48 PM
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I have not personally done either of these but there is a well known wildlife museum just outside town on US 89 just north of the visitor center on the opposite side of the road. There is also a summer ski lift in operation check www.grandtarghee.com
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Jul 26th, 2004, 04:11 PM
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photodog, you've made an excellent suggestion about the wildlife museum. How could I forget? It's a wonderful experience that's well worth a visit.
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Jul 26th, 2004, 06:16 PM
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C'mon guys! If you're in Jackson, you've got to hang out for the stage coach robbery! Tacky, touristy, fun and a small, consistent attraction in this ever-changing land of ours.
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Jul 27th, 2004, 09:15 AM
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Thank you for the suggestions. It sounds like I can keep myself busy even if I don't like to shop.
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Jul 27th, 2004, 09:23 AM
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I'd second the wildlife art museum. Also: the tram ride from the ski area is nice; hot air balloon rides in the morning; fishing with a local guide; a park service boat ride across Jenny Lake followed by an easy hike to the falls (sorry forget the name); a hike around Jenny Lake or the other small one next to it; a horseback ride; a half-day intro to rock climbing with Exum or Teton Mountaineering (both on the internet)...
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Jul 27th, 2004, 09:42 AM
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Dont forget the Million Dollar Cowboy Saloon where you can belly up to the bar sitting on a saddle!

I ditto the notion of a half day Snake River raft trip.
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