Jackson, Wyoming

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Jackson is a town in western Wyoming located in the far south of Grand Teton National Park.  It is the seat of in the Teton County, United States.

In 1894, a new settlement appeared on the US map – Jackson, the future administrative center of Teaton County. The founders of Jackson really wanted it to have their own post office, but for this they had to prove to the Federal Postal Service for a year that it was possible to consistently deliver mail to Jackson.
In 1925, Jackson had a population of 400, but over the summer 600 “agrotourists” visited it. Some of them loved Jackson Hole so much that they bought houses and a ranch here.
In 1965, the first ski lifts were installed on the slopes of Jackson Hole, and the resort became year-round. And then billionaires and Hollywood stars began to buy land in the district – Bill Gates, Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock have their ranches here … And Teton County became, according to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, the richest in the United States
19 kilometers northwest of Jackson is the more famous Jackson Hole ski resort, opened in 1966 and currently has one of the continent’s steepest ski slopes at an altitude of 1262 meters.

Today Jackson is a stopover for many tourists visiting nearby attractions such as Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and the National Elk Refuge. There are attractive ski areas near Jackson.The region also offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor sports activities and boat rafting.There are also its own attractions and entertainment – for example, a museum of arts dedicated to wildlife, where you can drop in with children, a central square with unusual gates made of deer antlers, a rodeo arena where shows are regularly held, a platform for observing the starry sky, rafting centers and etc.

Access : Coordinates: 43.475278, -110.769167 / The city is accessible by air from Jackson Hole Airport.

Highlights :

  • The ski resorts Jackson Hole Mountain, Snow King Mountain, and Grand Targhee : It is a ski resort located at an altitude of 1,901 m. It has three ski areas in all. In summer, it allows you to practice outdoor activities such as horse riding, fishing, rafting or hiking.
    About an hour’s drive northwest of the city, there is another resort called Grand Tari, opened in the early 1970s and now globally known as one of the snowiest places.
  • Jackson Hole Mountain Resort: The resort opened in 1966 / Snow King Mountain Resort: The first ski resort in Jackson / Grand Targhee Resort: About an hour away, 42 miles, on the west side of the Teton Range in Alta, opened in 1969.
  • National Elk Refuge / Jackson National Fish Hatchery / National Museum of Wildlife Art / the large arches of shed elk antlers / Jackson Hole Museum / Town Square (George Washington Memorial Park).
  • Annual conference of the FED : Every year, the Kansas City Federal Reserve branch organizes a worldwide economic symposium in the town, often attended by major central bankers.
  • The National Museum of Wildlife Art is located near the city and is connected to it by a cycle path.
  • Replica : The city became the model for a replica in the Chinese province of Hebei./ Center for the Arts: The center was founded in 1991
  • Once a year, the Jackson Hole Writers Conference, founded by the author Warren Adler, takes place in Jackson. / Grand Teton Music Festival: music festival held every summer in the town of Jackson
  • The most famous resident of the city is probably the actor Harrison Ford. / Elkfest: The annual Jackson Hole Elk Antler Auction occurs each spring.
  • Jackson is a key location in the action-adventure video game The Last of Us (2013) and its sequel Part II (2020), home to a large group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world.

Activities : sightseeing / photo opportunities / Skiing is a popular activity during the winter in Jackson./ Hiking : An extensive network of trails runs through the mountains  outside of town, most easily accessible from the Cache Creek trailhead.

Go next : Victor is a city in Teton County, Idaho / Driggs is a city in Teton County / Yellowstone National Park, just north of Grand Teton.

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