Two blocks south of The Kudar is the famous Town Square that serves as the heart of Jackson Hole. Originating as a park in 1934, a year before The Kudar was established, the Town Square is most known for its distinctive arches that serve as gateways to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. The Town Square is bordered by retail shops, restaurants, art galleries, and a variety of local activities. From the nightly Town Square Shootouts to the historic carriage rides around the Town Square, to the Saturday Farmer's Market, it is a summer stop you will not want to miss. Website
Right next door from The Kudar is the Home Ranch Visitor Center where you can beat the tourist traffic and explore Jackson Hole on a START Bike.
Day Passes are only $8.00 with unlimited 60 minute rides in a 24 hour period. 24 hour period begins when you start your first ride. Return the bike right next door for free. Start your next ride as soon as you like by downloading the Bcycle app. Website
Grand Teton National Park Bike Path
Biking is a popular activity in the park. The pathway extends from The Kudar, north to Antelope Flats Road. At Moose Junction the pathway follows the Teton Park Road to the South Jenny Lake area. The section of pathway through Grand Teton National Park opens seasonally after snow has melted from the pathway surface and park maintenance workers have swept it. The section of the pathway along the National Elk Refuge from Jackson to Gros Ventre Junction is closed from November 1 to April 30 due to elk migration. Website
National Elk Refuge
The National Elk Refuge consists of 24,700 acres and is bounded on the south by the Town of Jackson, on the east by Bridger–Teton National Forest, and on the north by Grand Teton National Park. 47 different mammals have been identified on the refuge, including bison, bighorn sheep, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, coyotes and wolves. Nearly 175 species of birds have been observed on the refuge! Grab your walking shoes or bike and catch the pathway just a few blocks north of The Kudar. Website
Teton County Recreation Center
Located directly behind The Kudar, guests can enjoy the local recreation center which includes a gymnasium and an aquatic center featuring a lap pool, steam room, sauna, water slide, and kid friendly leisure pool. Website
Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center
The Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center is located on the southwest corner of the National Elk Refuge at 532 N. Cache Street in Jackson. A series of exhibits explain the establishment of the refuge and offer a glimpse of some of its history, describe elk migration routes and seasonal ranges, explain federal and state land management agency missions, and provide wildlife viewing information. It is about a 7 minute walk on the pathway just north of The Kudar . Website
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Our wildlife museum holds more than 5,000 artworks representing wild animals from around the world. Built into a hillside overlooking the 25, 000 acre National Elk Refuge, the museum has a gift shop, interactive children’s gallery, Restaurant, and outdoor sculpture trail, the Museum is only a 7 minute drive north of The Kudar.
Town Square Shootout
The Town Square Shootout has been a Wyoming tradition since 1957. The western fun begins at 6:00pm every summer evening, except Sundays! There’s no shootin’ on Sundays!
The Jackson Hole Shootout takes place on Town Square from Memorial Day through Labor Day .
Classic whitewater rafting for the whole family, ages 6 and up (High Water Age 10 and up). Their trips experience rapids like Lunch Counter and The Big Kahuna! Their awesome guides will show you how the river works while instructing you about river safety and making sure the trip is the most enjoyable one you have had yet. They provide the raft, guide, paddles, life jacket and splash jackets. Trips are about 3.5 hours round trip. For your convenience, Teton Whitewater is located rnext door to The Kudar lobby . Check in is at their office and is also where they provide the bus transportation to and from the river. Website
Join Wyoming Stargazing at the lawn next to the Center for the Arts (a four block walk south from The Kudar) for their free public stargazing programs. Their astronomy educators use one of their large aperture telescopes to show you planets, stars, planetary nebulae, galaxies, and more! They also have several iPads with the Star Walk application installed on them so visitors can explore the heavens while others are looking through the telescopes. There is no need to reserve a spot in advance. You can come and go as you please and don't forget to dress warm!
The stargazing programs take place on clear Fridays from 9:30pm-11:30pm May through September.
Please check out their calendar at the bottom of this page for the next scheduled program. Website
Jackson Hole Rodeo
A tradition of over 100 years, the Jackson Hole Rodeos are Wednesdays and Saturdays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Check the schedule for special changes or rodeo date additions. The Teton County Fairgrounds are about a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive from The Kudar. Website
Three walking blocks east on Mercill Ave from The Kudar is Jackson's premier yoga, barre, and wellness studio, Inversion Yoga.
Daily classes reach a wide range of audiences: from vinyasa flow to restorative, yin yang, and gentle flow. They also offer hot 26/2 classes, barre, and sculpt. With 90 + classes per week and 20+ teachers, Inversion offers something for every body.
Inversion Yoga has won awards for Best Yoga & Instructors for: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Website
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is a nearly 3,500-sq.-mile wilderness recreation area atop a volcanic hot spot. The Kudar is 57 miles from the south entrance and we make a great central location for three to four days to travel in and out from for your daily plans to explore the different sections of the Yellowstone National Park. Pictured here, Lewis Falls is an hour and a half from The Kudar. Website
Catch a sunrise or sunset about 13 miles north from The Kudar, the Antelope Flats area offers spectacular views of the Grand Tetons and the occasional wildlife; antelope, moose, bison, and elk. From The Kudar drive north on Hwy 189. After you pass Moose Junction, which is the entrance of Grand Teton National Park, take Blacktail Butte Road on your left. Drive a bit further and take a right at Antelope Flats Road. Turn here and continue driving.
After several miles you will come to a junction with several structures on your left and a dirt road to your right. If you take the dirt road another mile you will find the TA Moulton Barn, perhaps one of the most famous barns in the world to stop to hike around and shoot photography.
The Antelope Flats main road can make for a great scenic drive up to the Gros Ventre-Kelly Road for a big loop. The drive will take you through the small ranch town of Kelly and along the Gros Ventre River. Website
Big King Pass at Snow King Mountain
A five minute drive or a 15 minute downtown walk from The Kudar, grab your friends for a half day adventure. The Big King Pass includes one tour on the Treetop Adventure, and unlimited rides on all open activities including the Cowboy Coaster, Mini-Golf, Alpine Slide, Amaze’n Maze, Bungee Trampoline and Scenic Chairlift! Website
Jackson Hole Playhouse
This Jackson Hole Playhouse original musical, is a family friendly rowdy musical comedy with entertainment for the whole family! This fully staged production will have you laughing your boots off with its family friendly Western humor, clapping for the singing, and stomping your feet for the dancing! The Jackson Hole Playhouse is Wyoming's longest running professional theatre and they pride ourselves in bringing the best talent from their annual NYC auditions. Be sure to make The Jackson Hole Playhouse part of your vacation. As the oldest building in Jackson, you will step back in time as you forget your worries and enjoy a western tradition. Website
The Pink Garter Theater was built out of an excitement for creating the best experience possible via arts and music – we do this for the love of every element of what we do, from the beauty of a well-made drink, the impact of soulful hospitality, and the love of guiding a guest through an exceptional nightlife experience. A 7 minute walk from The Kudar. Website
Jackson Hole Twin Cinema
Two Thumbs Up! A movie-lovers' cinema! Featuring state-of-the-art, all-digital projection systems and giant, wall-to-wall screens for a perfect picture! The world's best popcorn is popping and the butter is REAL®! Just 3.5 blocks from the Town Square at the corner of Pearl and Jackson Streets. Website
Jackson Hole Bowl
More than bowling, Hole Bowl is Jackson's family hang out! Spend some fun times with family and friends on their bowling lanes, arcade games and pool tables. Website
Moo's Gourmet Ice Cream
Moo’s Gourmet Ice Cream features only all natural and organic ice creams and sorbets. They strive to keep top quality ingredients and never ever, take short cuts in the ingredients. The ice cream is made with all organic cream, and the sorbets are 99% pure organic fruit with only 1 % cane sugar. Website
The clock is ticking, time is of the essence.
On the outskirts of town stands the Jackson Holy Cross Orphanage, ominous, foreboding, and abandoned long ago. Stories of abuse, torture and even missing children still permeate the town. A few locals remember when it was operating, and some, your own grandmother included, were even unfortunate enough to be housed there as children, and are haunted by memories of the cruelty inflicted upon them. With the old Orphanage being slated to be torn down and a new luxury hotel erected, many of the towns folks are relieved to be rid of the ramshackle building. But some, like your grandmother, are convinced that there are mysteries yet to be solved, and secrets yet to be revealed. Were the missing children really missing or did something more sinister happen to them? Your grandmother thinks so, and thinks that the answer to her own sister’s disappearance may still be in the old Orphanage. Can you search the headmistresses office for clues to help put your grandmother's heart at ease and find out what happened to her sister before the old building and all of it’s secrets are gone forever?
Wed & Thur 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri & Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Website
Million Dollar Cowboy Bar
The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar is internationally famous for its western dancing and entertainment. Some of the finest entertainers in the country western scene have been known to take the stage here, 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. Nowadays, The Cowboy provides six days a week of live music and continues to feature local and nationally recognized bands. A four minute walk from The Kudar~
Open 11:00 am - 1:00 am Website
Originated on a working cattle ranch, the Bar J Chuckwagon takes you back to the spirit of the old west with a relaxing atmosphere, rib stickin’ meal and authentic cowboy entertainment. The Bar J Wranglers will entertain the entire family as they take you down memory trail with songs, stories, comedy, yodeling, fiddling and more! Experience an evening you'll never forget at the Bar J Chuckwagon. The gates open at 5:30pm and the dinner bell rings promptly at 7:00pm. For the best seats come early. Alcohol not served. THe Bar J is about a 20 minute drive from The Kudar.
Open Memorial Day weekend through the last Saturday in September.
Reservations only accepted by phone: 1-800-905-2275 Website
The Showroom, inside The Silver Dollar Bar, is reborn in the spirit of the Wort Hotel’s old Greenback Lounge, which was often referred to as “The Showroom.” As in the 1950s, it is known as one of the premier music venues in the West, hosting stars of all genres. A six minute walk from The Kudar. Website
Center for the Arts
The hub of the arts and cultural entertainment in downtown Jackson Hole is the beautiful Center for the Arts. A variety of events happen on a weekly basis at the Center, a ten minute walk from The Kudar. Website
During your day together, Nate Bennett teach you all about fly fishing – casting, entomology, reading the water and more. Unlike others who simply float down the river, Nate loves getting out and helping clients fish smaller side channels along the way. This provides time for fishing and fishing tips at a relaxed pace. His mission is for you to learn a thing or two about fly fishing in Jackson Hole, while enjoying the thrill of landing some Cutthroat trout on a fly rod. Website
Granite Hot Springs
The Granite Hot Springs Pool is located at the end of the Granite Creek Road, south of Jackson, Wyoming off of Highway 189. It is a developed, concrete hot spring pool situated alongside Granite Creek amongst huge spruce, fir and pine forest. It makes for a great half day trip. Website
Are you interested in learning more about hydroponics? Have you ever wondered how growing carousels work? Look no further! Stop by Jackson's very own world renowned greenhouse for an exclusive tour. Vertical Harvest tours spans 35-45 minutes with a suggested donation of $5-$10 per person.
MARKET is a direct farmer to consumer retail store located in Vertical Harvest. In addition to nutritious greens and Vertical Harvest apparel, patrons can also purchase locally crafted foods and gifts from around the area. Vertical Harvest is approx a ten minute walk from The Kudar.
MONDAY - FRIDAY : 10:00am - 6:00pm
SATURDAY : 12:00pm - 5:00pm
SUNDAY : CLOSED Website
Jackson Hole Winery produces approximately 2,500 cases of wine from nine vineyards from the Schroth Farms in the Sonoma region and sources additional fruit from the Sonoma, Napa and Walla Walla, WA regions. Their winery only sources fruit of the highest quality and is truly made from a labor of love. Winemaker,Anthony Schroth's attention to detail is what is a priority for him and shows in their award-winning wines. Wine tastings are held in their century-old barn and on the patio while you enjoy views of the Tetons and the surrounding mountain ranges.
• 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Saturday. Tasting by appointment only. Please call or schedule on our form below.
• 1:00 - 5:00 pm, Sunday. Tasting by appointment only. Please call or schedule on our form below.
• Please call us regarding appointments on holidays as we are typically closed.
• We can arrange for evening tastings by special request.
Tasting Room Fee:
• $15 per person, six 2 oz. tastes, 1.5 hours maximum
• $20 per person, six 2 0z. tastes of our reserve and special production wines, in addition to some of our regular wines, 1.5 hours maximum. Website
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