16-days Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
(12-days Jackson Town and 4-days Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks Wagon Train and Horse Adventure)
Your Old West adventure begins by checking into Multi Resorts at Jackson Pines, located in right in the heart of Jackson Town, Wyoming for 14-nights. As you read on, you will realise what such a superb location this is as you are walking distance from the happening places and events and only 14km from Jackson Hole Airport. The amenities onsite are a garden, BBQ area, hot tubs, car hire and free parking. The accommodation comes with bathroom with a bath or shower, hairdryer, air-conditioning, heating, fans, dining and a seating area, cable flat-screen TV, DVD player, kitchen, fitted with a refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, kitchenware, iPod dock, and complimentary WiFi. Now your settled in, let’s look at a short into to the town and then a glimpse of what’s happening in this Old West Cowboy Town:
About Jackson Hole and Jackson Town Square
Located a few miles west of the Continental Divide, stretching 48-miles long and 6-8-miles wide, Jackson Hole, often referred to as the “Last of the Old West”, is encompassed by mountains and occupies the middle portion of the headwaters of Snake River. Mountain streams from the surrounding highlands radically converge towards the river flowing through the valley. With an abundance of mountain ranges nearby, Jackson Hole is an outdoor recreational hub. There is a lot of wildlife here, great for summer visits as you will see a lot. Winter is popular for skiing activities, dog sledding and snow-ski riding.
Located in the heart of downtown in Jackson Hole is Jackson’s Town Square, with plenty of shops, restaurants and green spaces, not to mention four of the most famous landmarks. If you are a Clint Eastwood movie buff, you will be familiar with the Town Square arches setting the backdrop for “Any Which Way But Loose”, in which legend Clint Eastwood fights Tank Murdock. Jackson Town Square Shootout (Only 200m from your hotell, The Town, framed by four elk antler arches is the picturesque centrepiece of Jackson and it has an occasion not to be missed. Gun slinging action at its best in the Town Square Shootout, a tradition in Jackson since 1957. Every Monday through to Saturdays at 6pm (Mountain Standard Time), from Memorial (May 27th) Day through to Labour Day (September 2nd).
The shootout gang performs the exhilarating longest continual shootout in the West. It’s an absolute Hellraiser of an evening full of excitement and fun for all the family. You feel like you are living in a western, the authentic characters and costumes bring back to life the Old Wild West and are so believable with elaborate scripts and intriguing gunfight action. The Town Square is located directly across from the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, world renowned for its gallery-like atmosphere, live entertainment, and western dancing. The saddle barstools, animal mounts, and western memorabilia will have you feeling like you are in the Wild West. The Town Square serves as a hub for stagecoach rides, public transportation, people watching and an incredible festive atmosphere.
The Old Wild West
The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar (Only 200m from your hotel)
Established since 1937, this landmark in Jackson Town is considered Wyoming’s watering hole. It is a unique Western drinking and entertainment venue, carved into Wyoming’s history in which Presidents, Royalty, celebrities as well as people from all walks of life come to enjoy great western fun within the walls of this icon bar. Its knobbled pine architecture, cowboy murals, animal mounts and genuine saddles for bar stools is one of the most captivating décor’s you will ever see. The bar is internationally renowned for western dancing and boasts to often invite onto its stage some of the finest entertainers in the country’s western scene including Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr., Asleep at the Wheel, Hoyt Axton, Glen Campbell, Tanya Tucker, Willie Nelson, Commander Cody, and the James Cotton Blues Band. The Cowboy bar provides six days a week, from a 11am to 2am of live music and continues to feature local and nationally recognised bands.
Jackson Hole Rodeo
Rodeo cowboy culture has been part of Jackson Hole since the first settlers arrives over 100-years ago. In 1890 Sylvester Wilson and his family lead the first settlers to the abundantly fertile green growing valley and over 130-years on, his descendants continue the western heritage. Rodeo runs three generations deep in the family, and was moved to the area called Wilson (named in honour of Sylvester). The Wilson’s have competed in the superbowl of rodeo, the NFR, as well as riding broncs and dangerous route bullriding. The family still competes in the team roping events at Jackson Hole Rodeo. The legendary rodeo starts at 8pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays from Memorial Day (May 27th) weekend through Labour Day (September 2nd) excluding June 29th, with additional rodeos July 4th and every Friday in July and August excluding fair week (July 21-27). Admission is around US$30 per adult and US$28 for the kids.