Fun and Free Things to Do in the Jackson Hole, Wyoming Area
Spending time in Jackson Hole doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. As the locals know, there are lots of fun and free activities to do in and around town.
Visit Parts of Grand Teton National Park That Are Free
As you head north out of Jackson Hole, you will enter Grand Teton National Park. Within this southern edge of the park is the great Mormon Row Historic District. Homesteaded in the late 1800s, many of the area’s homes still stand today. Two of the most photographed barns in the world are in the district, those owned by T.A. Moulton and John Moulton. Both barns have the fabulous backdrop of the Tetons and are a must see.
Go Bison Hunting … With a Camera, of Course
In this same southern end of Grand Teton National Park, is a herd of bison that roam in and out of the area. On any given day, they might be viewed close to the road, and photographed safely. Watching the baby bison run and play, or the bulls tussle with each other, is an unforgettable experience. Just be sure to exercise caution, and take a telephoto lens. They are wild animals — dangerous, and unpredictable.
Enjoy the Beauty of Schwabachers Landing
Another area of Grand Teton National Park that is free is also one of the most beautiful. Accessed from the main highway, and 25 miles north of Jackson Hole, thousands of visitors paint or photograph Schwabachers Landing. With clear ponds reflecting the Tetons, tall stands of pine trees, and abundant wildlife, it’s easy to see why. There is an easy, unpaved, walking path around the ponds, with a different view at every turn. Bring a chair, relax at the water’s edge, and enjoy the animals, and birds that make these ponds their home.
Yes, free concerts. In the summer months, there is a series of free, weekly concerts at Snow King ball park. Featuring local and regional artists, there is a variety of music, and certainly something for everyone. Sponsored by Snake River brewery, food and beverages are available. Enjoy them along with the free music.
Teton Village, 12 miles north of Jackson Hole, also has a free summer concert series, Concerts on the Commons. Every Sunday evening in July and August, a variety of musicians entertain the crowd. Food and beverages are available at the concert, or there are several restaurants in Teton Village. Fair warning, dancing and a great time can break out at any given moment.
Ride the Tram for Free
At the base of the Teton mountains in Teton Village, is a tram that climbs 4139 vertical feet to the top of the mountain. Every day except Saturday, through September 1st, you can ride the tram at no cost. Once at the top, enjoy dining or drinks at one of the two restaurants. Most nights there is free music.
The Jackson Hole area has so many fun things to offer for travelers on any budget.