Jackson is an American city located in the Hole Valley, Teton County, Wyoming, United States of America. Jackson is the county seat of Teton County with a population of 10.000 residents and an area of 2.8 square miles. This is also the main town of the county. The town is called Jackson Hole, too, because of the valley where it is located. The economy of the city relies mostly on tourism and the city draws millions of tourists each year thanks to the great attractions within it and near it. If you want to visit Jackson, you will have the opportunity to see a lot of great places.
Top Attractions within Jackson
Grand Teton National Park has approximately 310.000 acres and occupies the northern area of Jackson. Human traces discovered in the park show that people lived here at least 11.000 years ago. The nomadic Paleo-Indians inhabited this zone in the warm months of the year to make sure they have enough water and food. The fauna and flora of the park are very rich, but some species are endangered, so they are under the protection of the American law. In order to protect this historical area, the park was established back in 1872 and millions of tourists come here each year.
Yellowstone National Park is really close to Jackson. It was established in 1872 and is one of the most beautiful parks in the United States. It bears great geographical features, unique on the territory of the country. The park is located along the Yellowstone River and if you want to visit it, you will need at least one day.
National Museum of Wildlife Art is located in Jackson and dedicated to art that honors wildlife. The museum includes several permanent galleries like Bison, John Clymer and Carl Rungius. It was opened in 1987 in Jackson and since then, the museum attracts not only tourists, but also notable artists who expose their works here.