With its entrance of antler arches to Town Square and authentic boardwalk along the store fronts, Jackson Hole is a true western gem. Here are just a few things to do while you explore downtown!
Town Square Shootout
The highlight of the summer season in downtown is the Town Square Shootout. It’s the longest, continuously running mock gunfight in the United States and has been a Wyoming tradition since 1957. It’s estimated that more than 4 million people have witnessed the Shootout through the years. Folks grab ice cream or coffee from a local shop and find a good spot to view the show around 5:30PM with the show starting at 6:00PM. Take a sneak peek through the downtown webcam.
The Stagestop is located on the south side of Town Square, off Broadway. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely Stagecoach Ride and tour of historic Jackson Hole. Managed by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, fees collected from the Stagecoach help fund the Town Square Shootout.
The stores in downtown Jackson are destination stops all by themselves. From western clothing outfitters and boot shops, to jewelry stores and more, downtown Jackson has a lot to offer! Jackson Mercantile is a wildlife wonderland, with preserved wildlife including elk, bear, buffalo and animals from around the world. By Nature Gallery has a large selection of fossils, meteorites, petrified wood, home decor and jewelry to choose from. Stop by Yippy I-O Candy, where you can find all your childhood favorite candy plus try some new ones. Be sure to pick up some huckleberry items that are unique to the mountains of the west.
Downtown Jackson Hole is a must-stop destination for travelers, bursting with fun and exciting activities. With an authentic taste of the old west, you won’t be disappointed.