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About Us > FAQ about Jackson Hole
Q: Where am I? Jackson or Jackson Hole?
A: Both. Jackson Hole is a valley about 80 miles long and 15 miles wide; Jackson is the major town within the valley. The hole begins six miles south of Yellowstone Park and tapers down to the width of the Snake River at Munger Mountain, south of Jackson. The town was named Jackson Hole in 1894 when the post office was established. Many other holes were named in the intermountain west during the 1800's but few were marked on the maps.
Q: Where and what is Teton Village?
A: Teton Village is another community in Jackson Hole. It is the home of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. In addition to the ski resort, there is the Aerial Tram, specialty shops, restaurants, motels & condominiums.
Q: How far is it to the airport? To Teton Village?
A: The airport is 8 miles north of Jackson. Teton Village is 12 miles northwest of Jackson.
Q: What is the weather like in Jackson Hole?
A: Temperatures range from July and August highs in the 80s to December and January lows in the single digits (degrees in Farenheit).
Q: What, where, and when is the Shoot Out?
A: The Shoot Out is a free outdoor gun show presented by the Shoot Out Gang and sponsored by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. It is held nightly, except Sunday, at 6:15 p.m. on the southeast corner of the town square. The show lasts approximately 15 minutes.
Q: Where is the nearest hospital?
A: St. John's Medical Center, 625 East Broadway, 307.733.3636
Q: What museums are in Jackson?
A: The Jackson Hole Historical Museum and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, among over 30 art galleries around the town square.
Q: What is the overall dress code around town?
A: Extremely casual. Even blue jeans are acceptable at the finest restaurants. Comfort is key when it comes to Jackson Hole!
Q: Where is Grand Teton National Park? How do I get there?
A: Grand Teton Park begins about five miles north of Jackson on Highway 89. Entrance gates are at Moose Junction, 12 miles north or Moran Junction, about 30 miles north of Jackson.
Q: How far is Yellowstone Park from Jackson? How far is Old Faithful?
A: The south entrance of YNP is about 60 miles north on U.S. Hwy 89. Old Faithful is about 40 miles further, about 100 miles from Jackson.
Q: Where can we see wildlife?
A: Bison can be seen on the Antelope Flats area 13 miles northeast of Jackson, as well as in other parts of Teton Park. During the summer, elk come out of the trees along the base of the Tetons after the sun goes behind the mountains. They stay out all night and return to the woods shortly after sunrise. Pronghorn may be seen along park roads at almost any hour but elk or moose are uncommonly seen mid-day. Look for moose near water along the Gros Ventre River northeast of town or between the Oxbow Bend (33 miles north) and the Jackson Lake Lodge or the Jackson Lake dam in morning and evening. Moose may also be seen from the Aerial Tram at Teton Village, 12 miles northwest of Jackson. Don't count on seeing bear since they have much terrain to wander away from the road. First light is your best bear bet!