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Jackson City Life: Off Season Edition

It’s May…somewhere between ski season ending and summer hiking and river rafting! You might wonder what life is like right now in Jackson Hole. Life is a little slower on the streets with the winter crowd out of town, but there’s still plenty to see and do.

Shop Local at Gaslight Alley

Just across from Town Square is a strip of locally owned shops known as Gaslight Alley. You’ll find handmade goods, chocolates, jewelry, clothing boutiques, a bookstore and much more. When you’re done shopping, stop at Cowboy Coffee for your favorite latte and grab a delicious breakfast sandwich or lunch salad.

National Museum of Wildlife Art

May is the start of the summer hours for the National Museum of Wildlife Art. The Museum itself is beautiful, nestled in the hillside above the National Elk Refuge. There are more than 5,000 catalogued works from over 500 artists including paintings, bronze sculptures, stone art and much more. Don’t miss the Sculpture Trail, with life-size (and larger) wildlife sculptures. It’s only a ¾ mile walk accompanied by breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Bring a jacket as there’s still a chance for May showers!

Jackson Hole Center for the Arts

Check out the calendar at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts and fill up your calendar with a wide range of events. From music of all genres to comedy, wildlife documentaries to local film premieres, the Center for the Arts provides an artistic experience and brings the creative community together.

Ride the Tram

Located in Teton Village, the Aerial Tram takes you 4,139 vertical feet to amazing views from the top. The Tram opens May 18 and tickets can be purchased when you get there or online. Of course you can’t miss the best part on the summit…Corbet’s Cabin Waffles! These aren’t just any waffles. They are made-to-order with your choice of toppings and pair it with your favorite hot drink. It’s a great way to spend the day.

So look around and you’ll see that Jackson is brimming with great things to do!