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Jackson Hole Wyoming Vacation Ideas- The National Museum of Wildlife Art

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Here at the Inn on the Creek, we love to share our knowledge of the area and local activities to assist guests in planning their Jackson Hole Wyoming vacations.  In our next blog posts, we’ll provide some recommendations for our favorite Jackson “must dos”.  On top of the list is a trip to the National Museum of Wildlife Art. The National Museum of Wildlife Art has something to appeal to everyone- the specatular architecture of the building, amazing setting and views, large collection of world renowed art, delicious dining and a terrific gift shop. All this, and its only a quick ten minute drive from the Inn on the Creek. These pictures are from a recent trip to the museum on a snowy day.

Outside of Museum

Located on Saddle Butte overlooking the National Elk Refuge, the museum has amazing views of the valley, Flat Creek and wildlife.  Open 7 days a week 9am-5pm (Sunday 11-5pm) admission is regularly $12 for adults and $6 for children but Inn on the Creek guests receive a special discount!

Inside of Museum

The Museum is celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary this year. The prestigious collection is internationally acclaimed and contains both well known master artists as well as modern ones.

Artwork at Museum

Coyote- John Nieto Artist


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Chief- Robert Batemen Artist

The National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West exhibit is currently on display until August 11th. This exciting exhibit’s goals is to portray the Wild West and its evolution through photographs.

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Sculpture Trail

Artist- Simon Gudgeon

Moose Sculpture Trail

Artist- Sandy Scott

Winding around the museum is a Sculpture Trail with around 30 pieces scattered along the trail. This free exhibit was designed by Walter Hood, a landscape architect. It’s a unique experience to be outside in such an amazing landscape while enjoying magnificent wildlife sculptures. A very Jackson Hole experience.

Bear Sculpture Trail
The museum has a wonderful gift shop with prints, western collectibles and much more. The shop is a terrific spot to purchase a unique souvenir to bring home.

After your time exploring the museum refuel at their delicious restaurant, Palate. The menu has eclectic offerings that are sure to satisfy any diner. Try the bison gyro or trout and chips while treating your children to a kid’s menu and a decorate-their-own dessert. The restaurant’s outdoor patio is also a great spot to enjoy expansive views of the Elk Refuge over a glass of wine or beer.

During any season or weather, a trip to the National Wildlife Art Museum is a must. For other great Jackson Hole Wyoming Vacation Ideas check out our Innkeeper Recommendations.

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