Pre-Trip Fun for Jackson Hole, Wyoming
"Shane" -- As classic as classic Westerns get (and filmed in Jackson Hole). Alan Ladd stars as a gunslinger who protects homesteaders from rogues and ruffians. (Pre-teens and Up)
"A River Runs Through It" -- Portions of this tale of two brothers growing up in Montana were filmed in the Jackson Hole area. (Teens)
"Yellowstone and Grand Teton -- Seasons of the National Parks" -- This award-winning documentary gives viewers a sampling of the natural beauty found near Jackson, Wyoming. (All Ages)
Cowboy Baked Beans -- From chuck wagons to campsite cookouts, try some baked beans with a little meat (bacon, pork, or beef), pepper, and onion thrown in for some Wild West kick.
Beef Jerky -- Native Americans and the mountain men who roamed the Jackson Hole area after them relied upon dried meats like buffalo, elk, and deer.
Pan-Fried Fish -- While you might not be able to grab cutthroat trout at your local grocery store, breading some whitefish in cornmeal and frying it is a great prelude to sampling a classic Snake River catch during your visit.
"The Littlest Camper Visits Grand Teton National Park" -- A colorful and engaging guide (including an animal counting activity) to Grand Teton National Park. (Ages 4 to 8)
"Who Pooped in the Park? Grand Teton National Park" -- A fun introduction to animal tracking, showing kids how to identify which creatures walked before them in camp or on the trail. (Ages 4 to 8)
"Wyoming (Hello USA) -- Bright color photos and concise text describe the history and modern concerns of Wyoming. (Ages 9 to 12)
"The Early Days in Jackson Hole" -- History and photography buffs will appreciate this collection of images that detail the colorful history of Jackson Hole. (Preteens and up)
"Hidden Wyoming" -- Older kids will appreciate this insider's guide to Wyoming, including Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park. (Preteens and up)
Clay Brown Bear -- Get to know the grizzly bear, a revered resident of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem that includes Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole.
Paper Evergreen Tree -- Short summers mean pine trees dominate the landscape near Jackson Hole. Have the kids make their own paper pine with this simple craft.
Hiking Trail Tote -- Get kids excited about hiking in the Tetons with this homemade science kit using common household items like an egg carton.