We travel to the Teton Valley each year, often flying in to the Jackson, WY airport. Along the route towards town, you pass the National Museum of Wildlife Art. It's situated up along the moutainside; a stone building, with huge statues of elk, deer, etc. adorning the grounds. I have always wanted to stop there, but the family was usually in such a rush to hit the ski slopes, that we never managed to make the stop. Finally, I demanded...we ARE going, and I don't want to hear another word about it! Ahhh, and you know what, it was AWESOME! (You see, Moms do know what they're talking about). Sorry, I digress. In all honesty though, this museum is worth the stop. They change the exhibits throughout the year, and there was so much variety, our whole family found areas of the museum to hang out in, looking at every item. Not to mention...there is a viewing area that looks out over the elf refuge across the street. While we were there, my younger son spotted a lone wolf wandering among the herd of elk! Through the spotting scope in the observatory, we got a nice view of him meandering around. What a great sighting!
Fantastic museum, with exhibits that change routinely. There are huge statues around the grounds, and many exhibits to browse through inside. Also, an observatory that overlooks the elk refuge across the street.
Points of interest
National Elk Refuge Road
In winter time, you'll see vast herds of elk roaming through the refuge. Great drive!