10 Things to Do in Wilson That You Shouldn't Miss

December 29, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Wilson is a census-designated place (CDP) in Teton County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 1,482 at the 2010 census, up from 1,294 in 2000. It is part of the Jackson, WY–ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Wilson

1. Jackson Hole Aerial Tram

3265 West Village Drive, Teton Village, WY 83025 +1 307-733-2292
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Jackson Hole Aerial Tram

Reviewed By ColumbusJewel - Columbus, Ohio

Just returned from our trip to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. We took the tram to the top of Rendezvous Bowl. The ticket price was included in our ski pass, so no additional cost if you are skiing or boarding. The runs at the top are for experts only. All black or double black at the very top. There are a few blue runs, but only reachable from a black or double blacks. They do warn everyone that this particular mountain peak is for experts only. If you are not an expert skier they advise you to ride the tram back down. The line moves pretty quickly as it accommodates 100 people and their skis or snowboards. It is however a very tight squeeze. Everyone is packed in shoulder to shoulder. Definitely not for those that are claustrophobic. Once the doors shut, you really can’t move too much and you become close friends with those that were strangers minutes earlier. Unless you are standing near the windows you can’t really see anything. It takes about 10 minutes to reach the top. We rode it twice and the second time we were lucky enough to be near the window. There was good visibility that day and took in some great views of the mountain.

2. Teton Raptor Center

5450 W Hwy 22, Wilson, WY 83014 +1 307-203-2551
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5 based on 96 reviews

Teton Raptor Center

Teton Raptor Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing raptor conservation through education, research, and rehabilitation. We offer public programs throughout the year, during which visitors will learn about birds of prey and get to meet some of our majestic resident raptors up-close. Hours and programs change seasonally. Thanks for giving a hoot!

Reviewed By Speedskatinghotel - Saratoga Springs, New York

The Mission of this Center is to Rehabilitate, Release (if possible) and Educate. What a wonderful goal. You can tell that Staff truly care about the well-being of these Raptors....and they do an EXCELLENT job in educating the public. I know a lot about birds & raptors....but learned even MORE! Thank you.

3. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

3395 Cody Lane, Teton Village, WY 83025
Excellent
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4.5 based on 873 reviews

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Experience one of the most iconic ski destinations in the North America! Over 4,000 vertical feet of skiing off the legendary Aerial Tram. Expanded beginner and intermediate terrain. Also a summer destination for hikers, bikers and sightseers. There are always fun concerts and events happening in Teton Village!

Reviewed By Shepmiester - London, United Kingdom

This mountain is an amazing place to ski or snowboard. The options are endless, you can do the same run several times and never follow the same lines. The mountain staff a very helpful and lift lines are kept to a minimum, with well organised occupancy of all lifts.
This resort has some of the best backcountry skiing/snowboarding you can find, without the need to hike for hours.
Love this resort and the town still keeps its charm

4. Schwabacher Landing

Highway 89, Grand Teton National Park, WY
Excellent
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5 based on 140 reviews

Schwabacher Landing

Reviewed By Lynn W - Oklahoma

After a short drive down a gravel road, you arrive at a beautiful spot. There isn't much here but it's a popular spot for anglers. If the wind cooperates, photographers can get an excellent reflection photo of the mountains.

5. Wyoming Stargazing

1085 W. Highway 22, Unit 1111, Jackson, WY 83001-9401 +1 844-996-7827
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5 based on 116 reviews

Wyoming Stargazing

Wyoming Stargazing is an educational 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We are dedicated to educating and inspiring our community through Wyoming's extraordinary skies. We provide public and private stargazing events, as well as astronomy lectures and planetarium programs! Our vision is to build a public observatory and planetarium in Jackson Hole.

Reviewed By Dinine S - New York City, New York

Being a city girl has its perks, but seeing beautiful night sky and stars is not one of them. My eyes were aching for some beauty so I booked a trip to Jackson Hole with my kids to escape NYC and catch some beautiful sights. Once I found Wyoming Stargazing, I nearly jumped for joy. A trip with someone who can point out the night sky to me and my kids? Yes, Please. I could not wait. After a rather bumpy start with other employees of the company, we ended up going on a private viewing tour with Sam, the founder. He picked us up at our hotel right on time and me and my two kids piled into his late model SUV. We drove out of Jackson Hole and then turned off the main road onto a dirt road. We clunked along for a short time and he parked in the middle of a large plain. The National Elk Refuge. My kids JUMPED out of the car when they spotted a few Elk standing off in the grass. I only got out of the car in time to hear the sound of the small herd spritely running away from us. My kids were immediately in awe. Sam went to work setting up a large telescope and also a table with cider and hot chocolate. Next he took out three chairs, blanket and ipads. He handed my son a pair of Virtual Goggles. And, our adventure through the galaxy began. We saw a lot and definitely enjoyed having the ipad maps to guide us, as well as the blankets to warm up. I don't think any of us sat as we were all so excited to take our turn peering through the telescope lens. To be honest, I did not want the night to end, but after answering a dizzying array of questions my kids (and I) posed, it was clear that though our spirits were willing our yawns declared the night was coming to a close. It was wonderful to have the experience of being picked up and brought to such a special location and view some of nature's beauty and then climb back in the car knowing we were going to be dropped off right in front of our hotel. I would gladly book this special experience again and look forward to being able to do so. Thank you Sam for a wonderful end to our trip to Jackson Hole.

6. Teton Pass

Teton Village, WY
Excellent
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4.5 based on 80 reviews

Teton Pass

Reviewed By Lynn W - Oklahoma

The pass is a few miles out of town. The drive up is pretty with curves and a steep grade. There is not a sign at the pass, so it's easy to miss. The views are great from the pass. There are hiking trails from here too.

7. Images of Nature by Thomas Mangelsen

170 N Cache St, Jackson, WY 83001-8681 +1 888-238-0177
Excellent
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5 based on 167 reviews

Images of Nature by Thomas Mangelsen

Reviewed By YankeeOne - Denver, Colorado

I'm not normally one to spend a lot of time in art galleries but this one had been recommended by serval folks so I gave it a try. Not disappointed at all. Amazing wildlife art/photography that is second to none. We ended up spending a whole lot more time there than we thought we would. Definitely go!

8. JH Nordic

Teton Pines, Wilson, WY 83014 +1 307-739-6399
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5 based on 4 reviews

JH Nordic

Reviewed By NoelWY - Wilson, Wyoming

Jackson Hole is world famous for its alpine skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and backcountry skiing. Discover its other world class skiing - Nordic skiing on 75+ trails in Jackson Hole, Teton Valley ID, Grand Teton National Park, and nearby region.
JHNordic.com provides the ability to search for 75+ trails - ranging from groomed skate and classic skiing, to skier tracked and untracked wilderness trails -all suitable for "skinny skis", as well as many for snow-shoeing and fat biking. Nordic/winter trail resources ( rentals, tours, instruction, key info links) and events are listed on JHNordic.com.
JHNordic.com is a community based, non-profit website designed to broaden your horizons and knowledge of where to go, GPS maps, the of grooming, difficulty, dog access, and more.

9. Thal Glass Studio

3800 Linn Dr, Wilson, WY 83014-9665 +1 307-690-2491
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5 based on 4 reviews

Thal Glass Studio

Thal Glass Studio specialized in unique hand blown glass. We have exquisite sandblasted bowls and vases for the glass collector. There are also a variety of glass goblets, vases, perfume bottles and candlesticks. We welcome architectural commissions on Fused and Slumped Glass for private and public spaces.

Reviewed By Laurie T - Wilson, Wyoming

We were thrilled to see the museum quality of blown and sandblasted glass bowls and vases. What amazing talent in this private glass studio! The variety of glass and price range was perfect. Art glass for the glass collector and goblets and glass gifts for all of us.

10. Rendezvous Mountain

Jackson Hole Ski Resort, Jackson, WY +1 307-722-2292
Excellent
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4.5 based on 226 reviews

Rendezvous Mountain

Jackon Hole ski area's main attraction ranks as the most challenging mountain to ski in the country.

Reviewed By t515cc - San Antonio, Texas

Their is a large tram, or gondola, up Rendezvous Mountain above and including the ski runs west of Teton Village, which is the ski village north of Jackson, WY. It ain't cheap, we paid $34 each in late August, and we are seniors. Thats the walkup price. It's cheaper if you order online. The cars are large. I believe they hold up to forty people.
The twelve munute trip runs you from about 6,000 feet elevation in Teton Village to over 10,000 at the top, which is on Rendezvous Mountain. The trip provides gorgeous views of the Snake River valley. On a clear day like we had it was spectacular in all directions. At the top there is an eatery which specializes in waffles. In ski season. No kidding.
You can stay on top as long as you want. Even in August it was cool, and the wind was brisk. Layer up!
Hily recommended if you don't mind the cost.

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