Experience the Old West in Jackson Hole through dining, retail, and activities throughout the valley. Our editors bring you a collection of our favorite ways to take in the "Last Of The Old West!"
Jackson Hole Rodeo As anyone who’s cheered in the stands can attest, this rodeo is the real deal. With Jackson Hole roots stretching back to 1890, the Wilson family has kept the authentic Western tradition of rodeo alive through generations of ropers and riders. Jackson Hole Rodeo showcases a variety of daredevil events such as bareback bronc riding, bull riding, and barrel racing. Come be a part of the heritage that we love so dearly and release the little bit of cowboy that’s in all of us. It’s a must-see show for all ages!
307-733-7927 | 447 West Snow King, Jackson
World-Class Wildlife Art
National Museum of Wildlife Art You came to Jackson Hole to see wildlife. The National Museum of Wildlife Art (wildlifeart.org) heightens your experience of those awe-inspiring moments with works from the explorers and original artists who created some of the first images of the American West. Located in harmony with the natural landscape overlooking the National Elk Refuge, we display art in all mediums spanning centuries of European and American depictions of wildlife. Come learn, play, and immerse yourself in the wonder of the West.Image: Robert Bateman (Canada, b. 1930), Chief, 1997. Acrylic on Canvas. 71 x 98 inches. Gift of Birgit and Robert Bateman, National Museum of Wildlife Art. © Robert Bateman.
Fine Dining in a Western Museum Atmosphere
The Gun Barrel Steak & Game House Visitors and locals alike flock to the Gun Barrel to enjoy fine dining while soaking in the best of the West. Our locally owned establishment preserves the original exhibits from a former wildlife museum, including full-mount game trophies and painted dioramas. That’s not all— true to our name, we also display a collection of rare and antique guns alongside significant regional artifacts. The original 1950s hand-painted sign from the town of Gun Barrel City, our namesake, hangs in the restaurant today. Don’t miss a Jackson legend!
307-733-3287 | 862 West Broadway, Jackson
Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum The Jackson Hole Historical Museum is just steps off the Town Square. Exhibits at the N Cache location highlight “Homesteading the Hole: Survival and Perseverance,” early cattle and dude ranches, and hunting and outfitting. Children will enjoy hands-on exhibits. At the corner of Glenwood and Deloney, you’ll discover dramatic displays about “Indians of the Greater Yellowstone,” featuring Sheep Eater wickiups, sheep traps, stone tools and the Mountain Indian’s use of elk, bison, and antelope. One admission—two museums!
307-733-2414 | 225 North Cache, Jackson
High Caliber Experiences
Jackson Hole Shooting Experience No two experiences are the same! Work with a private coach and try your hand with cowboy action revolvers, historical battle rifles, and modern sporting firearms. Whatever your knowledge level, now’s your chance to pursue your interest in the shooting heritage of the Old West. And ladies: Learn to shoot or learn to shoot better with High Caliber Women just like you. Contact us now to craft the perfect day and create memories that will last a lifetime!
307-690-7921 | Jackson
New West KnifeWorks The Mountain Man Toy Shop features the finest in custom and production knives, axes and tomahawks, and other unique products for the modern-day mountain man, all inspired by the rich outdoor heritage and lifestyle of Jackson Hole. Under the same roof, New West KnifeWorks is the U.S.’s premier boutique manufacturer of high quality chef and kitchen knives. Our kitchen knives are made in the USA with the highest performance steel available. Our designs are award-winning and sustainable.
307-733-4193 | 98 North Center St Corner of Center and Deloney, Jackson
Ride With Real Cowboys
Mill Iron Ranch For five generations the Mill Iron Ranch has been known for guiding guests through the breathtaking scenery of Jackson Hole. Family-owned and operated since the early 1900s, this tradition continues to mesmerize guests with untouched scenery that will stun your senses and make you feel like you are part of the Old West. Customize your experience with two-hour, half-day, or full-day wildlife, photography, or horseback fishing trips. Our trail rides and pack trips accommodate all levels of riders. After a day of riding, a world- famous T-bone steak dinner at our ranch hits the spot!
307-733-6390 | 3495 East Horse Creek Rd., Jackson
Bar T-5 Covered Wagon Cookout
Bar T-5 Covered Wagon Cookout Make like the original homesteaders and ride to dinner in a horse-drawn covered wagon, rumbling up a dirt road into the mountains. Then, disembark and gather ’round for an evening of delicious camp-style food, cowboy songs, and horseback-riding performers in traditional garb. Your delightful evening ends as the setting sun glimmers in the western sky. Bar T-5, Jackson Hole’s original chuckwagon, celebrates its 43rd season this year. Real cowboys, real horses, real fun for all!
307-733-5386 | 790 Cache Creek Dr, Jackson